Profiles

Denise Lee Yohn on How to Achieve Rock Star Brand Status

We're super excited about our Oct. 15 “Girl Talks West" event in San Francisco, which features short, passionate presentations delivered by powerful women leaders. To register, click here! Denise Lee Yohn, author of "What Great Brands Do: The Seven Brand-Building Principles That Separate the Best," is a featured speaker at Girl Talks, where she will…
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Gap Works to Improve the Lives of Women Garment Workers

The plight of women garment workers in foreign lands is an issue U.S. apparel retailers cannot ignore. These women toil in dangerous working conditions for long hours, and for their hard work they receive little in pay. To make matters worse, most of these women don’t have a choice. They’ve been raised without the training…
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Women in the Spotlight: Maureen Sullivan, Katie Moussouris, Amy Poehler

Welcome to WIRLC's newest feature, "Women in the Spotlight," where we highlight select women leaders from the retail space and beyond that we believe deserve a shout-out. This week we're featuring Maureen Sullivan, Katie Moussouris and Amy Poehler. Maureen Sullivan: The president of AOL.com and the company’s lifestyle brands, Sullivan is departing the media corporation to…
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The Road Less Traveled: From Sephora to Startup

There are a number of reasons why you should attend Women in Retail Leadership Circle’s upcoming Girl Talks events (see this article from last week for more information), but maybe none moreso than to hear the unique story of Julie Bornstein, who earlier this year left beauty industry giant Sephora as its chief marketing officer…
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How MiraFit is Making Wearable Tech Fashionable

It seems like everywhere I go, there's another wearable tech item available — Fitbut, Jawbone Up, etc. However, there's a new technology that doesn't look like, well, a wearable tech item. This week's startup we love is MiraFit. The company is introducing a new type of wearable technology. Not only does the technology look like…
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Career Advice From Rachel Zoe

Internationally acclaimed stylist and designer — and soon to be talk show host — Rachel Zoe’s career has played out in front of millions thanks to her reality TV show “The Rachel Zoe Project.” Zoe is paid to give her expert advice to clients (including many celebrities) on the latest fashions and trends, but not…
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Ladies Who Launch: Shereen Campbell, Founder, My Little Magic Shop

Welcome to "Ladies Who Launch," our newest feature that profiles women who have founded interesting retail and e-commerce startups. This week we chatted with Shereen Campbell, the e-commerce and outlet planner for Vince, who just launched My Little Magic Shop, an e-commerce company that sells products, kits and a subscription service aimed at simplifying spiritual practices. Inner…
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Few Women on List of Top 25 Retail Earners

The annual Women's Wear Daily (WWD) list of the top 25 highest-paid executives from publicly traded retail companies was released last week, and as per usual, only a small number of women made the list. Granted, the No. 1 spot did go to a woman, Carol Meyrowitz, CEO of TJX Companies Inc., the parent of discount chains…
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A Minute With WIRLC Board Member Leisa Glispy

Welcome to another installment of “A Minute With … ,” where we ask our board members a few questions about work and life. This week we chatted with Leisa Glispy, the founder of Collective Meaning, a digital consultancy providing e-commerce and digital consulting and interim digital services for luxury goods firms, brand manufacturers and consumer…
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A Minute With WIRLC Board Member Laura Hnatow

Welcome to our latest installment of “A Minute With …,” where we ask our board members a few questions about work and life. This week we chatted with Laura Hnatow, director of marketing and e-commerce for Sea Bags, a Portland, Maine-based manufacturer and retailer of handcrafted tote bags and accessories from recycled sails. Prior to…
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