Leadership

This is How Miki Racine Berardelli Builds Company Culture

At the Women in Retail Leadership Circle's Girl Talks East event in New York City last month, Miki Racine Berardelli, chief executive officer at KIDBOX, a kid's style box that delivers cool brands, shared her simple yet profound secret to building and defining a corporate culture. Berardelli explained to the group an exercise she developed…
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Good Morning, November

The first day of a new month always feels like a fresh start … I love it. As we all put the Halloween decorations away and swap out jack-o-lanterns for pumpkin pies, I can't help but look ahead and get excited for the holiday season. Yes, it's early, but they will be here before we…
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Bias or Behavior?

I came across a really interesting Harvard Business Review (HBR) report recently, and I've been thinking about it quite a bit, so I thought I'd share it with you. The report tried to answer the following question: Is the reason women are underrepresented in the C-suite, in general receive lower salaries, and are less likely…
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Way to Go Chico's!

Chico's FAS, a great friend and supporter of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle, was one of 32 companies honored last week by the Women Executive Leadership organization of Florida at its 2017 Corporate Salute Elevate Awards for the advancement of gender diversity in the boardroom and the C-suite. The nonprofit organization reviews regulatory filings…
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Why Women Rule!

The Inner Circle staff is at Shop.org in Los Angeles this week, and we're mightily impressed with all the women speakers here! Our favorite session so far, Women Rule: Entrepreneurial Inspiration, featured the female founders and CEOs behind Beautycounter, Minted and theSkimm. These extraordinary women shared how they've developed their entrepreneurial brands, among other nuggets of…
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Game Changers: Miki Racine Berardelli, CEO, KIDBOX

This article originally appeared in the cover story of Total Retail’s Summer issue, Game Changers. (Total Retail is the sister publication of Women in Retail Leadership Circle.) In this excerpt from the cover story, Miki Racine Berardelli, CEO of KIDBOX, a kid's style box, was interviewed. Miki will also be one of the featured speakers at our…
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Speaker Squads Set for Girl Talks!

Hello dear readers! I'm excited to announce that the speaker squads are set for the Women in Retail Leadership Circle's (WIRLC) New York City and San Francisco "Girl Talks" events, taking place on Oct. 3 and Oct. 23, respectively. (Is it just me or is this year flying by?) In case you're not aware, WIRLC's Girl…
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Good Morning!

We're crossing off one item at a time on our summer bucket list as the season winds down (say it ain't so!). For a few of us on the WIRLC team, this means road trips with family and friends! While I'm always down for a great road trip, there's only so many times you can…
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'Male Attitudes' is Top Reason Why There Are So Few Women CEOs, Survey Finds

A new survey from The Rockefeller Foundation found that male attitudes in the workplace is a top reason why there are so few female CEOs. Sixty-five percent of those surveyed said the attitudes of men in top leadership positions are a barrier to female leadership. A striking 90 percent of women said attitudes of men…
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WIRLC Board Member Accepts Big Brothers Big Sisters Award on Behalf of Alex and Ani

We here at the Inner Circle love to feature our board members and members, and especially love it when we can highlight them because they’re involved in something special. Well, Katherine Bahamonde Monasebian, a Women in Retail Leadership Circle advisory board member and executive with Alex and Ani, recently told us about something special she experienced. Monasebian…
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