Throughout the past few months as retail has started to adjust to the “new normal,” Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) and its sister brand, Total Retail, have hosted monthly virtual lounges featuring live interviews with leading industry experts. These complimentary virtual events are a way for retailers to gain valuable insight into the state of our industry, including what the future looks like in a post-COVID world. Each session consists of a one-to-one interview with a retail executive, who will share his or her expert advice, give real-world examples, offer ideas to consider and test, and much more.

Our next Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Lounge will take place on Wed., July 22 from 11:00 a.m. ET until 2:00 p.m. ET. The speaker lineup for the livestream event includes:

  • Rachel Shechtman, Founder, Story;
  • Ben Kaufman, CEO, Camp;
  • Katie Echevarria Rosen Kitchens, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, FabFitFun; and
  • Brendan Witcher, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research.

These live interviews will give you insight into how retail leaders have pivoted their business strategies as a result of the coronavirus pandemic; how they’re adapting their businesses to account for shifting consumer behaviors, including a greater dependence on digital commerce; what the future of brick-and-mortar retail looks like in this “new normal”; and much more!

You can expect interactive discussions with our moderators and guest speakers that will help prepare you and your organization to better compete in this rapidly changing retail landscape. Since the interviews are live, viewers have the ability to ask the industry experts their burning questions in real time. Click here to register for our July Virtual Lounge.

Who would you like to see interviewed in a future Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Lounge? Let me know at achiaradio@napco.com.