Leadership

WIRLC News!

Hello Inner Circle readers! There's lots of exciting news from Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) this week! Here goes: 1. We're thrilled that our very own Jennifer DiPasquale, president and co-founder, Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) and Total Retail, a division of NAPCO Media, was named a 2019 Folio: Top Women in Media honoree! Each June, Folio: hosts the Top…
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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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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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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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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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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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Top Women in Retail Gather at Women in Retail Leadership Summit

Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC), sister brand of Total Retail, recently released its ninth annual list of the Top Women in Retail. This annual feature, a joint effort of Total Retail and WIRLC, highlights the women leading some of the top retail organizations and brands in the industry today. In addition to this annual print issue, WIRLC and Total Retail produce the Women in Retail Leadership Summit. This annual event offers executive-level women in the retail industry the opportunity to improve both their professional lives and business strategies through engaging content and unique networking opportunities.
 

Why Inclusive Leaders Are Good for Business

I came across yet another great article in what's quickly becoming my favorite business journal, Harvard Business Review, and wanted to summarize it for you here. Titled "Why Inclusive Leaders Are Good for Organizations, and How to Become One," the article discusses that while yes, companies are increasingly relying on diverse, multidisciplinary teams and that's a good…
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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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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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