The final Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange event of 2020 is happening live on Wed., Dec. 16 at 11:00 a.m. ET! This month’s lineup of retail speakers will discuss everything from leadership tips, to how to deal with holiday supply chain stress, to digital transformation initiatives for the new year, among many other topics.

This complimentary virtual event features interviews with women leaders such as Jennifer Downes of Lenovo as well as Darcy Cozzetto of The Bouqs Company. In addition, Rachel Williamson of Running Great Stores, LLC, will participate in a session with Ron Thurston of INTERMIX! The full event schedule is as follows:

  • 11:00 a.m. ET: Jennifer Downes, Executive Director, North America, Marketing, Lenovo
  • 11:45 a.m. ET: Bill Brand, CEO, rue21
  • 12:30 p.m. ET: Ron Thurston, Vice President, Stores, INTERMIX and author, “RETAIL PRIDE: The Guide to Celebrating Your Accidental Career” (Interviewed by Rachel Williamson, Chief Strategic Retail Advisor, Running Great Stores, LLC)
  • 1:15 p.m. ET: Darcy Cozzetto, Chief Operating Officer, The Bouqs Company

Don’t miss this free livestream event. In addition to hearing from these industry thought leaders, you’ll be able to ask them questions via live chat. Register to attend here.

The New Next Gen

Women in Retail Leadership Circle is still accepting nominations of female entrepreneurs for our new report, The New Next Gen: The Women That Are Transitioning Their Careers for a Successful Second Act. The report will celebrate women who have reinvented themselves and their careers after the age of 40. Let us know of the women who are reinventing, leaning in, and making career changes later in life.

We’re looking for nominees who will inspire future generations of female leaders. We’d love to hear from YOU to make this report the best it can be. Please nominate any female entrepreneurs who took risks and started their careers over again (e.g., launched a new company, changed industries, etc.) after the age of 40. Don’t be shy, you can also nominate yourself! Submit your nominations here by no later than Wed., Dec. 30.