We here at Women in Retail Leadership Circle are getting excited — and we mean really excited — about the fact that we will soon be hosting in-person events. Our Women in Retail Leadership Summit, for example, is taking place this October in Miami (registration will open on June 15), and we already have other events being planned for 2022. However, in order for these events to be the best they can be, we need your feedback. Please take our brief survey (it should take just five minutes to complete) to help our editorial team gain a better understanding of the content topics you’re most interested in. With your input, we’ll be able provide you with the best panels, keynotes, networking opportunities and more at our events. (And, like most of you, we’re still living in a hybrid world, so we will use some of this feedback for the virtual events we’re planning as well!)

Get Ready for Our Next Virtual Exchange!

Speaking of virtual events … we’re excited about our upcoming Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange! On Thurs., June 17, join us for a complimentary virtual experience featuring interviews with leading retail executives. We have two fabulous women leaders joining us whom I’m sure you would love to hear from. They include the following:

  • Tammy Berentson, chief marketing officer of FreshDirect, is an innovative and ROI-driven marketing executive known for building strong iconic brands, developing high-performing teams, and driving revenue growth. Prior to her role at FreshDirect, Tammy was the chief marketing officer for the Columbia School of Professional Studies, where she spearheaded brand building and enrollment marketing for the school and its programs and initiatives. At our Virtual Exchange, Tammy will be speaking about her leadership style, how FreshDirect’s marketing efforts changed and evolved during the pandemic, and how FreshDirect uses both social media and direct marketing to meet its customers where they are, among other topics.
  • Paige Thomas, president and CEO of Saks OFF 5th. Prior to her current role, Paige was the executive vice president, general merchandise manager, full price — men’s and kids at Nordstrom. She also held the position of executive vice president, general merchandise manager, off-price at Nordstrom for more than five years. In this role, Paige drove the growth of Nordstrom Rack, successfully launching its e-commerce site and leading its integration with HauteLook onto a dual platform with shared inventory, as well as centralizing merchandising teams across three locations. Paige will be speaking about some of the golden opportunities she saw for Saks OFF 5th despite the recent fallout and disruption in the retail and apparel industries, her career trajectory, what keeps her up at night, and more.

Other speakers include Jonathan Johnson, CEO, Overstock.com, and Mike Natenshon, founder and CEO, Marine Layer.

As always, these interviews are live, so you can ask our speakers all of your burning questions in real time via our chat box. Can’t wait to “see” you there!