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This content is for members only WIRLS 2019 Keynote: Rosie O'Neill, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Sugarfina

This video features a keynote presentation from the 2019 Women in Retail Leadership Summit, which was held from April 29-May 1 at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne in Miami. Rosie O'Neill is the co-founder and co-CEO of Sugarfina, a luxury candy store. Her keynote presentation was titled, “How Following Your Joy Can Lead to Success.”
 

How I Successfully Turned My Passion Into a Profitable Business

It’s no secret that transforming your passion into a serious business venture is more of an intimidating leap into the unknown than a few simple steps. Building an idea into a successful brand in today’s saturated market is no simple task. Consider that 50 percent of small businesses fail in their first four years, leaving many…
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Partner Spotlight: Staying Relevant Through Marketing and Loyalty With Alliance Data

Gwen Mannarino, vice president, client partnerships at Alliance Data, a partner sponsor at the 2019 Women in Retail Leadership Summit, discusses how the company's deep retail heritage and data analytics capabilities enable its clients to stay relevant and understand what's important to customers. Alliance Data helps retailers and brands perform customer segmentation, customer modeling, and customer research to find the…
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How 4 Women Execs Found Their Calling in Purpose-Driven Retail

Many retail brands are doing more than simply selling product. Some use revenues to donate to charities, focus on environmental sustainability, run programs benefiting impoverished areas of the world, among other notable efforts. At the 2019 Women in Retail Leadership Summit, we featured a panel discussion with leaders from such purpose-driven companies. Panelists Lisa Bradley, co-founder…
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Job of the Week: Manager, Digital Marketing, Chico's FAS!

Hello Inner Circle readers! Chico's FAS is searching for the perfect digital marketing manager. Would you, or someone you know, be a perfect fit? Check out all the details below! Title: Manager, Digital Marketing, Chico's FAS Opportunity: The manager of digital marketing at Chico's FAS leads digital marketing programs and initiatives, and serves as a strategic…
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WIRLC is Hitting the Road! First Stop? LA!

Hello Inner Circle readers! Join us as we take the Women in Retail Leadership Circle “on the road” for regional, day-long events. Like the popular Women in Retail Leadership Summit, these invitation-only events enable executive women in leadership positions at retail companies the opportunity to network, learn from each other, and improve business processes. Our next event, WIRLC: On the Road | Los Angeles, is taking place on…
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This content is for members only WIRLS 2019 Panel: Purpose-Driven Retail

This is members-only content. To view, please log in or apply below. This video features the Purpose-Driven Retail panel from the 2019 Women in Retail Leadership Summit, which was held April 28-May 1 at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne in Miami. Moderator Miki Racine Berardelli, CEO of KIDBOX, leads panelists Lisa Bradley, co-founder and co-CEO, R.Riveter; Maggie Braine, vice president, product and brand experience,…
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Navigate a More Successful Transition to CEO With the Right Relationships

As a new CEO, there are many priorities and immediate tasks that are going to need your attention. But given the fact that 50 percent of executive leaderships fail within the first 18 months, knowing which priorities and tasks to give your attention at the outset can make the difference between success and failure. As…
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3 Retail Technology Use Cases From Women Leaders

In a session at the Women in Retail Leadership Summit, a trio of executives offered case studies on the growing influence of technology within the retail industry. More specifically, these retail leaders shared how themselves and their companies are utilizing technology to help address business challenges, both internally and externally. Lockie Andrews, chief digital officer, UNTUCKit;…
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WW's Mindy Grossman on Community Building, Risk Taking, and More

Mindy Grossman has had an illustrious career in the retail industry. The current president and CEO of WW International (formerly Weight Watchers) is a 38-year veteran of the retail and apparel industries who has held senior-level positions at retailers and brands such as Nike, IAC, and HSN. At HSN, where Grossman served as CEO, she…
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Partner Spotlight: How to Personalize Customer Experiences Through Data

Tamara Gruzbarg, head of industry insights at ActionIQ, a partner sponsor at the 2019 Women in Retail Leadership Summit, discusses the company's personalization solution, how holistic omnichannel customer journeys drive loyalty and earn consumer trust, and why retail marketers still struggle to fully utilize and act on customer data insights. Gruzbarg also shared two retail client success…
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Job of the Week: Vice President of Merchandising, Grocery

Hello Inner Circle readers! We received a job opportunity from our friends at Coleman Lew Canny Bowen, an executive search firm based in Charlotte, N.C. and New York City, and I'd like to share it with you. Here are the details: Title: Vice President of Merchandising, Grocery Opportunity: A national, publicly traded retailer has engaged in a…
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It's Women in Retail Leadership Circle | On the Road Season!

Hello Inner Circle readers! As you read this, we’re hard at work preparing for our first Women in Retail Leadership Circle | On the Road event for 2019, which is taking place at the W Hotel in Hollywood, Calif. on July 24! The event, much like our Women in Retail Leadership Summit, will feature inspiring presentations by fabulous keynote…
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Why Diversity and Inclusion Are So Important

Diversity programs, by themselves, aren't enough for companies today. Instead, companies need diversity AND inclusion (D&I) programs. This topic was discussed at the Women in Retail Leadership Summit last month during a panel titled, "A Look at Diversity and Inclusion in Retail Companies Today." The panel discussion, moderated by Denise Kramp, North America fashion and retail…
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Top Women in Retail Honorees Share Accomplishments, Advice at Leadership Summit

While at the 2019 Women in Retail Leadership Summit, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli had the opportunity to interview five 2019 Top Women in Retail honorees. During the wide-ranging interview, the retail leaders shared their proudest accomplishment from the past 12 months, best practices for motivating their teams, and what they're most excited…
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Partner Spotlight: LS Direct Marketing Exec Offers Solutions for 3 Retailer Pain Points

Melissa Angus, director of sales and business development at LS Direct Marketing, a partner sponsor at the 2019 Women in Retail Leadership Summit, sat down with WIRLC at the Summit to discuss LS Direct Marketing's offerings and capabilities, how the company sends targeted direct mail using customer data, and the biggest pain points she's seeing retailers face…
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Women Retail Leaders Share Their #Careerbrag

In a session at the Women in Retail Leadership Summit, a panel of executives did their best to do something they rarely, if ever, do: brag about their own personal career accomplishments. While most prefaced their remarks that their success is the result of a team effort, they did offer examples of how the companies…
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Outstanding Moms Honored!

To all the moms out there, I hope you all had a Happy Mother's Day! I had the chance to hear from some “outstanding mothers” at the 41st Annual Outstanding Mother Awards, held at the Pierre Hotel in New York City on May 9. The event is held annually by the National Mother's Day Committee, an entity of…
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Job of the Week: Vice President, Merchandising, Soma!

Hello Inner Circle readers! Soma, the intimate apparel group within the Chico’s FAS family of brands, whose mission is to empower all women with curated and exclusive solutions that balance, fit, form and function, is searching for the perfect vice president of merchandising. Could it be you? Check out all the details below! Title: Vice President of Merchandising Reports to: Mary van…
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Still Feeling the Summit Love!

It’s been two weeks since the close of the sixth annual Women in Retail Leadership Summit (WIRLS), and we here at the Inner Circle are still on cloud nine! Jen and I have been flooded with lovely thank-you emails and messages from attendees, speakers and sponsor partners, and we’ve read and responded to each and every one of them.…
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A Heartfelt Thank You …

… to all of the fabulous speakers, attendees and sponsors who made the 2019 Women Retail Leadership Summit (WIRLS) a truly spectacular event! I don’t know about you, but we still can't get over how energizing, inspirational and truly exceptional it was (if we must say so ourselves)! We'll be sharing with you content from…
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Maintaining the Joy in the Journey … For 3 Decades!

I had the pleasure of working with Ann Bush, vice president of brand management for Colony Brands, and her team recently on strengthening the company's fashion and home décor businesses. Ann impressed me as a lifelong learner and leader who took her people, projects and customers seriously — and joyfully! Ann’s upbeat demeanor, entrepreneurial spirit,…
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This content is for members only WIRLS 2019 Keynote: Amy Errett, Founder and CEO, Madison Reed; Venture Partner, True Ventures

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Madison Reed CEO Amy Errett on Why Getting Fired Was the Greatest Gift of Her Life

The 2019 Women in Retail Leadership Summit kicked off last week with an energetic and powerful keynote presentation from Amy Errett, founder and CEO of Madison Reed, a hair color brand for women. In the opening keynote, titled "One Woman’s Journey to Disrupting a Multibillion Dollar Industry," Errett discussed how she was able — with determination, tenacity, passion and an…
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WIRLS Wrap-Up!

It's day three of the Women in Retail Leadership Summit and we're gearing up for a great day! We hope you've been following along on social, but if not, today's Inner Circle will be all about it. We have some great pictures, some inspirational tweets from some of our favorite speakers, and more! Enjoy! Melissa…
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