There are no lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer for the Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) right now. We’re working hard behind the scenes and, like the record heat in the Northeast right now, we’re on fire!

For starters, we’re planning two great Girl Talk events that will take place this fall in New York City and San Francisco. We have a great lineup of speakers for each event, so be sure to check them out and sign up here.

We’ve also been working really hard to get the word out about our great group. However, we quickly realized that to grow our membership and increase the benefits and networking opportunities for Circle members, we’d have to bring a stellar leader on board. Well, that’s just what we did. I’m thrilled to announce that Cindy Marshall, current WIRLC board member who has a long history in the retail industry (L.L.Bean, Vermont Country Store, Ross-Simons and more) as well as association experience (National Etailing and Mailing Organization of America) has joined us as chief membership officer!

Not only will Cindy help us reach out to more amazing women in retail to join the Circle, she’ll be coordinating all of our regional meet-ups and communicating with all of our members to make sure they’re taking advantage of all the Circle has to offer.

We asked Cindy to say a few words:

“I’m thrilled to be part of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC), and help contribute to its growth. WIRLC is comprised of the most awe-inspiring and dynamic women who are willing to share, connect, educate and help other women in retail succeed. I look forward to spreading the word that WIRLC is the hottest membership organization today that focuses on helping women not only succeed, but grow in their professional journey of life!”

Needless to say, we’re also thrilled to have Cindy on board!