Leadership

Speaker Squads Set for Girl Talks!

Hello dear readers! I'm excited to announce that the speaker squads are set for the Women in Retail Leadership Circle's (WIRLC) New York City and San Francisco "Girl Talks" events, taking place on Oct. 3 and Oct. 23, respectively. (Is it just me or is this year flying by?) In case you're not aware, WIRLC's Girl…
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Good Morning!

We're crossing off one item at a time on our summer bucket list as the season winds down (say it ain't so!). For a few of us on the WIRLC team, this means road trips with family and friends! While I'm always down for a great road trip, there's only so many times you can…
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'Male Attitudes' is Top Reason Why There Are So Few Women CEOs, Survey Finds

A new survey from The Rockefeller Foundation found that male attitudes in the workplace is a top reason why there are so few female CEOs. Sixty-five percent of those surveyed said the attitudes of men in top leadership positions are a barrier to female leadership. A striking 90 percent of women said attitudes of men…
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WIRLC Board Member Accepts Big Brothers Big Sisters Award on Behalf of Alex and Ani

We here at the Inner Circle love to feature our board members and members, and especially love it when we can highlight them because they’re involved in something special. Well, Katherine Bahamonde Monasebian, a Women in Retail Leadership Circle advisory board member and executive with Alex and Ani, recently told us about something special she experienced. Monasebian…
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Number of Women Retail Speakers Grow at GrowCommerce

I attended a retail tech conference in New York City last week called GrowCommerce and was happy to see there were many women in retail and e-commerce speaking there. According to a blog post by Veronika Sonsev, one of the organizers of the event, this was by design. In fact, this year the GrowCommerce team…
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What Makes a Great Leader? These Top Women Retail Execs Know

In this video, five of the women featured in WIRLC's sister brand Total Retail's Top Women in Retail issue talk about leadership during the 2017 Women in Retail Leadership Summit. Becky Gebhardt, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Lands' End; Natalie Marten-Fopeano, president and chief marketing officer of TUMI Outerwear; Stacey L. Renfro,…
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Shelley Broader Recaps 1 Year at Chico's FAS

In this video recorded at the Women in Retail Leadership Summit earlier this year, Shelley Broader, president and CEO of Chico's FAS, reflects on her first year in that role as well as the accomplishments she's most proud of.
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Tear Off the Mask of Perfection and Reveal Your True Beauty

Have you ever shown up at work, in a social scene or even with your family as though you have your act perfectly together, even when you didn’t? All people put on masks of perfection from time to time. But have you ever considered the implications that striving for perfection can have on your overall…
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Know How to Plerk? It's the Latest Craze in the Work World!

There’s working, smirking, even twerking, but have you heard of the newest craze, plerking? Sunil Tulsiani, former policeman turned real estate millionaire who co-founded Canada’s largest real estate investment club, Private Investment Club, wants us to Plerk. Sunil's formula is simple: play + work = plerk. Play at work? Sounds like an oxymoron. However, Michelle…
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Hello Ladies!

I'm writing this right before I leave for my bucket list trip to Cuba! A friend and I decided to stop talking about and just do it, and, after several months of planning, it's actually happening! I'm so excited to see what adventures lie ahead, and I promise to share stories and pictures with you…
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