Career Development

Retail Trends to Watch in 2015

With 2015 upon us, I wanted to identify two retail trends that I think you need to be paying close attention to this year: 1. Maturing of fulfillment innovations: In 2014, retailers shifted their focus from trying to understand the new behaviors of omnichannel shoppers to actually trying to deliver on the single brand promises…
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Women We Love

Who: Karen Katz, president and CEO, Neiman Marcus Why: For taking a risk and leading a major organizational change in how Neiman's brick-and-mortar and e-commerce teams interact. Neiman Marcus is a luxury retail brand known for $10,000 designer evening gowns and upscale department stores. To me, however, the most fabulous thing about Neiman Marcus is that it made…
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A Look at a College Course That Focuses on Women Entrepreneurship

Ten years ago, "Entrepreneurship from the Perspective of Women" was a two-week seminar at Stanford University's Business School. Today, it's one of the most popular full-quarter classes at the prestigious school. In fact, it's currently one of the only classes at Stanford with a waiting list. What makes Fern Mandelbaum’s course different from most MBA…
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Women We Love

Who: Marigay McKee, president, Saks Fifth Avenue Why: The former secondary school teacher is taking the retail world by storm. Marigay McKee, who in January took over as president of Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the most storied retail brands, certainly had an unorthodox career path. Her first job out of London’s Middlesex University was…
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What's Your Take?

It seems the higher women climb the corporate ladder, the larger the gender gap below them becomes. Women currently hold just 5 percent of CEO positions at companies that rank on this year's Fortune 1,000 list. However, one of the driving forces behind an increasing gender gap in corporate America isn't in those leadership roles,…
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Women + Millennials = More Successful Businesses

If you’re running a business, maybe even one you’ve founded, you might want to consider hiring women and millennials for leadership positions. Doing so might just make your business more money. According to a recent study from Development Dimensions International (DDI), a talent management consultancy, businesses that have women and millennials in leadership roles are…
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Women We Love

Who: Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code Why: Saujani is working to reverse the decline of women in the technology sector by empowering girls to pursue majors and careers in computer science. I first heard of Girls Who Code (GWC) while surfing the internet with my 11-year-old daughter. She loves technology, is…
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Women We Love

Who: Jill Granoff, CEO and chairman of Vince, a leading contemporary fashion brand. Why: As CEO of a growing fashion empire, Jill knows how to get things done. On Dec. 2, Jill Granoff, CEO and chairman of contemporary fashion brand Vince, announced that the company’s third quarter was yet another strong one. “We delivered total…
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How L’Oreal Fosters Women Tech Entrepreneurs

The beauty industry targets its products and services primarily to women. It makes sense then that women, who are frequently the customer for beauty brands such as L’Oreal, should have their voices heard when it comes to charting the future direction of the industry. However, this hasn’t always been the case. For many years there…
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Women We Love

Who: Megan Smith, the former Google executive who is now the first female chief technology officer of the United States. Why: Well, besides being the first female CTO of the U.S., Smith has done some really cool stuff at Google and is set to make big changes at the White House. In September, the White…
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