Career Development

Work/Life Balance Advice From 2017 ‘Outstanding Mother’ Honorees

Earlier this week, the Women in Retail Leadership Circle had the opportunity to attend the 2017 Outstanding Mother Awards. Four top women retail executives were honored — Jane Hertzmark Hudis, group president, The Estée Lauder Companies; Kate Oldham, senior vice president and general merchandise manager, beauty, lingerie and swim, Saks Fifth Avenue; Judy Schmeling, president…
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Work/Life Balance: The Secret Revealed

When we think about work/life balance, most of us imagine a scenario where we have it all together. Everything is in perfect balance. We’re killing it at work. Our home life is happy. Our house is clean and organized. We exercise regularly. And our social life is fun-filled. But realistically, work/life balance feels more like…
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Tear Off the Mask of Perfection and Reveal Your True Beauty

Have you ever shown up at work, in a social scene or even with your family as though you have your act perfectly together, even when you didn’t? All people put on masks of perfection from time to time. But have you ever considered the implications that striving for perfection can have on your overall…
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A Morning Ritual to Boost Productivity By a Whopping 30%

I get it. It’s rough to get up without hitting the snooze button. The fact that most of us get less than the recommended seven hours to eight hours of sleep a night means that when our alarms go off, our bodies are still in deep-sleep mode and our core temperatures are low. This makes…
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A Q&A With WIRLC Associate Member Patti Hester

Patti Hester is chief strategist, e-commerce and distribution at Platinum Circle Partners, a company that specializes in logistics information management and transportation solutions. Patti is also an associate member of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle. This interview I conducted recently with Patti will help us to get to her know a little better. Women in…
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Alex and Ani's Shivika Sinha on Why Conscious Consumerism is the Future of Retail

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Shivika Sinha, director of digital marketing at Alex and Ani, shares her thoughts on why conscious consumerism is the future of retail, how retailers can pivot to a purpose-based marketing platform, and how millennials are changing consumers' purchasing habits. Listen in below or read the Q&A! [audio…
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Hello Inner Circle Readers!

Lots of exciting stuff happening with the Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) right now. For starters, Girl Talks West is taking place tomorrow night at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. We're so excited to hear from our fabulous speaker squad, comprised of Laura Alber from Williams-Sonoma, Brenda van Camp from SharpAlice, Michelle…
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Emily Culp at Girl Talks East: ‘The Future is Female’

Keds' Chief Marketing Officer Emily Culp spoke at the Women in Retail Leadership Circle's Girl Talks East event in New York City last month on why "the future is female."    
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Callie Schweitzer on Redefining Success at Girl Talks East

Callie Schweitzer, managing editor at Thrive Global, shares her advice on redefining discuss.
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Rachel Shechtman Shares Her Story at Girl Talks East

Rachel Shechtman, founder of Story, shares her story at Girl Talks East.
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