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The Inner Circle is the weekly e-newsletter of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC), a unique, members-only networking group that offers enterprise-level women in the retail industry a place to learn, connect and grow. WIRLC offers members the opportunity to share best practices, discuss industry issues and find inspiration on how to conquer challenges…
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Retail With a Greater Purpose

This article originally appeared in Retail Online Integration, the Women in Retail Leadership Circle's founding brand. Jewelry and design have always been a part of Carolyn Rafaelian's life. Her father, Ralph, opened a jewelry manufacturing business in 1966. It was there that Carolyn developed her love of design. In addition to designing pieces for her…
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Heather Thomson Discusses What Lies Ahead for Her Yummie Brand

In this one-on-one interview with Heather Thomson, founder of the Yummie by Heather Thomson brand as well as a cast member on The Real Housewives of New York, she discusses the future of her retail brand.
 

Hayley Barna Shares the Future of Birchbox

Over the last few months, New York-based startup Birchbox has taken over the retail realm. In a little over three years, the subscription commerce beauty brand has grown to 800,000 subscribers, has 250 employees and has worked with 800 brands, amounting to $96 million in annual sales — not to mention its recent venture funding acquisition and plans to open a brick-and-mortar location this summer in SoHo.
 

Have Some Exciting News to Share? Let Us Know!

Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) wants to keep you up-to-date on all that's happening with the top female executives in the retail industry, but we need your help! Let us know when you have some news to share. We'd love to hear from you! You can do so by emailing Melissa Campanelli, co-founder of…
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