Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC), sister brand of Total Retail, recently released its ninth annual list of the Top Women in Retail. This annual feature, a joint effort of Total Retail and WIRLC, shines a spotlight on the women leading some of the top retail organizations and brands in the industry today. Over the course of the nine years that we've produced the Top Women in Retail issue, 172 female executives have been honored. This week, I want to spotlight some of our past honorees, and include a notable tip or excerpt from their profile. In addition, I will identify some of the leading startup retail companies founded by our women honorees over the years.