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The Inner Circle Q&A: Jane Lu, Founder and CEO, Showpo

Meet Jane Lu, founder and CEO of Showpo, an online fashion brand for women. Jane has grown Showpo exponentially by leveraging her status as a social influencer to drive sales. She also founded Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine (LMBDW), a community of entrepreneurial-minded and business-savvy women who love wine. LMBDW has regular events in more…
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WOMEN IN RETAIL LEADERSHIP CIRCLE RELEASES ITS 9TH ANNUAL TOP WOMEN IN RETAIL LIST

PHILADELPHIA, [March 20,2019] -- Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC), a members-only association for enterprise-level women at top retailers and brands, is proud to announce the release of its ninth annual list of the leading female executives in retail. Honorees were chosen based on a number of criteria, including being in a top-level position within a retail organization,…
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The 2019 Top Women in Retail List is Out!

Hello Inner Circle readers! I'm really excited today! Why? Because the Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) is announcing the release of its ninth annual list of the Top Women in Retail! Honorees, some of whom were recommended via a survey of our WIRLC members and Inner Circle e-newsletter readers, were chosen based on several criteria, including…
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Women in Retail Leadership Circle is Growing …

... and is actively seeking two new professionals to join our team! Here are the positions we're hoping to fill: Senior Content Editor/Content Strategist The Retail Group at NAPCO Media, parent company of Women in Retail Leadership Circle, is seeking seeking a senior content editor/content strategist (SCE/CS). The Retail Group is comprised of Total Retail,…
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4 Things Women Need to Stop Doing in Order to Rise in the Ranks

The game of business is designed by men, and women leaders must work harder to get promoted and recognized. This is an unfortunate fact, but until there's equality in the workplace, women must act differently than their male counterparts in order to get ahead. Some of the most significant ways female leaders can get ahead…
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Here's How to Help Women in Retail Advance Into Management

Hello Inner Circle readers! I came a cross a great article in the Harvard Business Review last week that pertained so deeply to our group that I thought I would summarize it here. Titled "12 Ways to Help Women in Retail Advance Into Management," the premise of the article is that few retail companies know how…
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Job of the Week: Senior Manager, Campaign Management, QVC

Hello Inner Circle readers! QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qurate Retail, Inc., is searching for the perfect senior manager, campaign management, a key role for the right candidate on its retention marketing team. Could it be you or someone you know? Check out all the details below! Title: Senior Manager, Campaign Management Opportunity: The senior manager, campaign…
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Fake Followers: Build Your Social Following the Right Way

When the The New York Times published a fascinating read, "The Follower Factory: Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it. Inside social media’s black market," I wasn’t exactly surprised. In summary, the article calls out celebrities, influencers, brands, etc., along with agencies that find ways to quickly grow a user's social media…
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WIRLC at Shoptalk: Building a Talent Pipeline for Women in Retail

Women in Retail Leadership Circle has been at the Shoptalk conference in Las Vegas this week hosting the FQ Lounge space in partnership with The Female Quotient. Over the past two days, dozens of women leaders in retail have graced the stage and spoke on topics ranging from diversity and inclusion to how to engaging men…
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Tweets From Shoptalk to Celebrate International Women's Day (Almost!)

Hello Inner Circle readers! We're excited for International Women's Day here at the Women in Retail Leadership Circle! For those of you who may not be aware, International Women's Day is held annually on March 8 to celebrate the achievements of women throughout history and across nations. It's also known as the United Nations Day…
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5 Ways to Leverage Your Introverted Networking Energy

Why do we have a visceral reaction to the word networking? I often hear the mental machinations that hold us back like, “I have nothing to say” or “They don’t want to talk to me.” The other roadblock is how it feels … yucky! I've heard people refer to networking as manipulation, pasting on a…
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Join Us at The FQ Lounge, Home of Equality @ Shoptalk!

Hello Inner Circle readers! It's almost here! On Sunday morning I'm heading to Las Vegas to help set up the FQ Lounge, Home of Equality @ Shoptalk. As I've mentioned here before, the FQ Lounge will be a welcoming and interactive space at Shoptalk, a place where women (and men!) can come together, network and…
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The Inner Circle Q&A: Monica Banks: Founder and CEO, Gugu Guru

Meet Monica Banks, founder and CEO of Gugu Guru, an online shopping tool for parents that makes free, unbiased and highly personalized product recommendations based on a fun lifestyle and personal style assessment quiz. Monica is the subject of our latest installment of the Inner Circle Q&A!
 

Ace Hardware is Looking for Top Talent

Women in Retail Leadership Circle's great friends and supporters at Ace Hardware have several field-based positions they would like to fill, and have asked us to post them here. After all, how awesome would it be if the positions were filled by some fabulous women in our network? If the positions aren't right for you, please…
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Speaker Roster for the Women in Retail Leadership Summit Growing Every Day!

Hello Inner Circle readers! It's been a while since I provided an update on the fantastic speaker roster we have for the Women in Retail Leadership Summit, taking place at the Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne in sunny Miami, April 29-May 1. Here's just a sampling of the wonderful speakers that will take the stage at the Summit:…
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R.Riveter Offers Flexible Income Opportunity for U.S. Military Spouses

While at the National Retail Federation Big Show in January, Women in Retail Leadership Circle spoke to Lisa Bradley and Cameron Cruse, co-founders of R.Riveter, an American-made handbag company that supports military families by providing military spouses with flexible employment. Cruse and Bradley discuss how R.Riveter manufactures its handbags in the U.S., the variety of…
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Join Us at The FQ Lounge at Shoptalk!

Hello Inner Circle readers! A few weeks ago I mentioned that the Women in Retail Leadership Circle will be back at Shoptalk this year, partnering again with The Female Quotient to produce The FQ Lounge, Home of Equality @ Shoptalk, a welcoming and interactive space for women to come together, network and learn from each other. At the time, we were…
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The Perks of Being a Member

Hello Inner Circle readers! It's been a while since I reminded you about all the great things you receive when you become a member of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC), so I thought I would use the space today to do so! Here's a quick overview of who we are: WIRLC is a unique, members-only networking…
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Hear From the Women Recognized at the 2019 NRF Foundation Gala

At the 2019 National Retail Federation Foundation Gala on January, 18 incredible women were recognized and named to The List of People Shaping Retail's Future. We spoke to a few of these amazing leaders as they walked the purple carpet at the event, asking them a few questions about their nominations, career goals, retail industry trends…
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Inner Circle Q&A: Yasi Baiani, Vice President of Product Management, Wonolo

Yasi Baiani, vice president of product management at Wonolo, shares how she maximizes impact as a leader by pursuing her passion. Anna Vander Wall: Yasi, one of our favorite things is to interview driven, successful women like yourself. Tell us a little about your career path. Did you always know you wanted to be an executive?…
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It's a Girl Thing

We're excited to let y'all know that the Women in Retail Leadership Circle will be back at Shoptalk this year, partnering again with The Female Quotient to produce a Girls’ Lounge, a welcoming and interactive space for women to come together, network and learn from each other. And the good news is that our Girls’ Lounge…
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Hilton Seeks the Perfect Manager, Global Brand Communications

Hello Inner Circle readers! Hilton, a leading global hospitality company that spans the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and midpriced hotels, is searching for the perfect manager, global brand communications for its Luxury & Lifestyle Group. Could that be you? Here are the details: Title: Manager, Global Brand Communications, Luxury…
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Managing Team Energy Now for a Great 2019

After a busy holiday season, January and February may bring some relief to retail executives and their employees. However, these months are also a critical time for leaders to motivate their teams and get them ready for another great year. Good Leaders Manage Team Energy One of the most important ways a leader can create…
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Miami Dreaming ...

Brrr ... if you're located anywhere in the Northeast and parts of the Midwest, you know what I'm talking about: It's freezing out there! That's why I thought it was the perfect time to get you thinking about registering for the Women in Retail Leadership Summit, taking place at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne in sunny Miami,…
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This content is for members only The Leadership Panel: Life Lessons From Retail Leaders

This is members-only content. To view, please log in or apply below. WIR OTR SF Leadership panel from NAPCO Video on Vimeo. This video features the discussion that took place during the leadership panel at WIRLC On the Road: San Francisco, which was held this past November. Industry leaders Ani Hadjinian, president, Stella & Dot; Michelle Farabaugh, chief marketing officer, Harry &…
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