Career Development

What Women Want: How to Attract, Retain and Advance Female Leadership Talent

Corporate America is looking for women. In retail and fashion, two industries powered by female spending, businesses are actively seeking female leaders to narrow gender gaps on corporate boards, in C-suites and on senior management teams. In executive search, we’ve continued to see this trend grow as clients increasingly cite that they would "love to…
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5 Ways to Get Unstuck

It’s hard to grab hold of your own goals and dreams when you're judging your progress against everyone else’s definition of success. We spend too much time gathering all of those rocks labeled “the right job” and “the right school” and “the right spouse” and drop them in our backpacks, running faster and faster on…
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Vanessa LeFebvre, Senior Vice President, Commercial, Adidas on the Importance of Real Feedback

During the Leadership Panel session at this year’s Women in Retail Leadership Summit, Vanessa LeFebvre, senior vice president, commercial, Adidas, explained how she learned the significance of real feedback. Early in her career, a direct report brought to LeFebvre’s attention that some people in the office found her to be intimidating.  “The perception of who you…
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Words of Advice From Jennifer Fleiss, CEO and Co-Founder, Jetblack

When you need some sage career advice, there are few better to turn to than Jennifer Fleiss, CEO and co-founder of Jetblack, the members-only personal shopping and concierge service that combines the convenience of e-commerce with the customized attention of a personal assistant. Fleiss is the co-founder of Rent the Runway, the business that has…
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My Girlboss Rally Takeaways

Hi, I'm Caroline Williams. I'm a 15-year-old high school sophomore (rising junior!). My mom is Melissa Campanelli, co-founder of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle. I was given the opportunity to attend the Girlboss Rally in Los Angeles this past weekend, and I would love to share a few of my takeaways with you. In…
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Job of the Week: CEO, JK Adams

Hello Inner Circle readers! JK Adams, a family-owned specialty wood products manufacturing company, is looking for a CEO! Could that be you? Title: CEO, JK Adams Opportunity: JK Adams has been in business for over 75 years, and it designs, manufactures and distributes a line of high-end proprietary products for the kitchen and home. Products include…
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Insights and Advice on How to Be a Better Leader

Hello Inner Circle readers! I’m super excited this week to tell you about a special report Women in Retail Leadership Circle’s sister brand, Total Retail, recently published called Lessons Learned: Stories From Top Retail Executives. The report includes interviews with five exceptional women retail leaders, and focuses on the lessons they've learned during their illustrious, albeit bumpy…
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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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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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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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