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Happy New Year!

Good morning and happy new year, Inner Circle readers! It's hard to believe it's already 2017 (sounds like a year discussed in "The Jetsons")! But 2017 is here, and I'm sure you're ready to reach out and grab it! Women have much to be excited about this year. For one thing, 2017 is already shaping…
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Climbing the Ladder: Vice President of Innovation at Tailored Brands!

Hello Inner Circle readers, we have another fantastic job opportunity within the retail industry that we wanted to bring to your attention. Take a look: Vice President of Innovation, Tailored Brands Tailored Brands, a Fremont, Calif-based men's apparel company, is seeking a seasoned, highly motivated, experienced and results-oriented vice president of innovation to drive its…
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How Benefits Differ Between Men and Women

Total Retail's first annual Salary Benchmark Report features salary data from the brand's audience of retail executives, representing organizations of all sizes and product verticals. The data was analyzed based upon a number of variables, including gender, age, experience, title, education level, company size (measured by annual revenue), retail vertical and geographic region. In addition to…
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How Financial Benefits Differ Between Genders

As we covered last week, we’re pretty excited about our series of articles on proprietary salary data collected by our sister publication, Total Retail. The first annual Salary Benchmark Report features salary data from Total Retail’s audience of retail executives from organizations of all sizes and product verticals. The data was analyzed based upon a…
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An Inside Look at Retail Executive Salaries

In this issue of the Inner Circle, we debut the first of what will be a series of articles on proprietary salary data collected by our sister publication, Total Retail. The first annual Salary Benchmark Report features salary data from Total Retail's audience of retail executives from retail organizations of all sizes and product verticals. The…
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Retail Industry Fights Against Gender Wage Gap

The gender wage gap is an issue that Women in Retail Leadership Circle has covered before — and the news hasn't been all that great. Consider that in 2015, female full-time workers made only 80 cents for every dollar earned by men, according to a report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research. We wanted to know…
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Get Ready for the Women in Retail Leadership Summit!

Sit back. Close your eyes. Breathe in deeply. Now breathe out. Picture an ocean with gentle waves. Maybe a palm tree. Try to feel the sun on your skin. Now open your eyes. Have I lulled you into a daydream about being on a beautiful beach? Miami Beach, maybe? Well ... that dream can be…
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Hello Inner Circle Readers!

Are you “holidayed” out yet? I don’t know about you, but after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and all the rest, I feel like Christmas has already come and gone! Bah humbug, right? But as happens every year, by the middle of December, I’m the one with the Santa hat on, baking cookies and singing…
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello Inner Circle readers! I thought I'd use the space this week to take a moment and thank all of the wonderful people who help make the Inner Circle — and the Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) — such a wonderful place to be a part of. They include: our fabulous WIRLC board of advisors, who…
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Take E-Commerce Shipping to the Next Level

How do you manage your shipping strategy to optimize both top-line and bottom-line results? Much has been said and written about how e-commerce results can be optimized through better management of the shipment portion of the customer experience. The key questions are what has been tried and what's proven to separate the best in class…
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Hello Inner Circle Readers!

Lots of exciting things happening at the Women in Retail Leadership Circle right now — as usual! For one, we're in the midst of planning our fourth annual Women in Retail Leadership Summit, which is taking place in Miami at the Four Seasons from April 26-28. We already have some fantastic speakers lined up, including…
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Hello Inner Circle Readers!

Well, now that the election is over... It's been a wild ride, and regardless of who you voted for, it will be great to get back all of that time we've spent watching debates, talking about politics, and reading news articles and friends' Facebook posts about the election over the past few months! Let's all…
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Race Car Champion Julia Landauer's Advice for Conquering Your Fears

In episode 15 of Women in Retail Talks, Julia Landauer, championship race car driver and motivational speaker, shares with WIRLC's Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli some of her top tips for conquering your fears. Listen in and tweet at us @WIRLeadership with any comments or questions.
 

Hello Inner Circle Readers!

Hope you all had a great Halloween! On to the next holiday! Just a quick thank you to everyone who attended our fantastic Girl Talks events last month. Both our New York City and San Francisco events were huge successes, with great "girl talk" presentations from a variety of interesting women in retail. I just love…
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The Good, Bad and Ugly of the iPhone 7 and Google Pixel Launches

In writing about the iPhone 7 launch, I'd be remiss if I didn't stop to think about the increasingly critical role of smartphones in our lives. Every day I find myself doing more and more on my phone, fighting against the tick of the clock, fighting to cross off another to-do-list item as the sands…
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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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Mary Beech on What Makes a Great Leader

Mary Beech, chief marketing officer of Kate Spade & Company, discusses what makes a great leader and how you can develop those skills at this month's Girl Talks East event in New York City.
 

This content is for members only Author Laura Vanderkam Shares Her Top Time Management Tips

In this special edition episode of Women in Retail Talks, Melissa Campanelli, co-founder of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle, and Laura Vanderkam, author of several time management and productivity books, including “I Know How She Does It,” “What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast” and “168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You…
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Girl Talks East: Callie Schweitzer Shares Her 5 Keys to Entrepreneurship

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Callie Schweitzer, managing editor of Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington's new media platform, discusses her keys to entrepreneurship. This audio comes from Schweitzer's presentation at Women in Retail Leadership Circle's Girl Talks event in New York City last week. Through personal stories and insights, Schweitzer reveals what she’s…
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Hello Inner Circle readers! We have a great issue in store for you this week. For starters, check out our podcast with Callie Schweitzer, managing editor of Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington's new corporate wellness company. Callie is a digital media wunderkind who spent the last three years at Time Inc., first overseeing digital innovation for Time…
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What's in Store: 5 Questions With Kidbox CEO Miki Racine Berardelli

Welcome to our latest feature series, What’s in Store: 5 Questions With … The series is authored by Lucille DeHart, a seasoned marketing professional with more than 25 years experience working for such prestigious brands as TUMI, Polo Ralph Lauren, Maidenform, Liz Claiborne and Westfield International. Lucille is also a social media strategist, public speaker…
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