We kicked off our 2021 Women in Retail Leadership Days event yesterday, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Thank you to everyone in our community who tuned in and engaged with us live. We loved hearing from you. Our opening keynote session with Rebecca Minkoff was honest and inspirational. The fashion leader shared how she found success in places she previously thought were inaccessible by breaking the rules. Minkoff’s lively conversation with Emmy award-winning news anchor Jane Hanson was followed by an interactive networking session where attendees met other accomplished women in the retail industry.
If you weren’t able to join us on Tuesday, don’t worry! There’s more live content coming your way this Friday, March 26! Tune in at 11:00 a.m. ET as we “Say Yes to What’s Next” with Lori Allen, business owner, breast cancer survivor, and star of TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta.” Women today are facing so much uncertainty about life and the future. The need to pivot is stronger than ever, but many of us feel powerless to change or simply don’t know how to take that first step. Allen will walk us through how to achieve success despite challenging times, as well as how to turn setbacks into opportunities.
Following that session, you won’t want to miss a conversation between Reebok executives Jasmine Bellamy and Viv Rettke as they share how the brand implemented a diversity and inclusion program that’s creating positive results. This discussion is critical, as executives must prioritize the need for diverse teams and leadership, and start to understand the steps needed for real change. Rettke and Bellamy, who is also a Women in Retail Leadership Circle board member, will offer a look into the constant evolution of Reebok’s diversity and inclusion program, as well as the hard work it takes to really make a difference. Our hope is that this session will inspire you to implement a similar program at your company.
Women in Retail Leadership Days is just getting started, and we hope you’ll join us over the next several weeks as we bring powerful women together and connect our fabulous community of leaders. And don’t worry if you can’t attend on the live day; all content from the event will be available on-demand to attendees. It’s not too late to attend. Register here to join us.