Profiles

Top Women Execs Share What They Enjoy Most About the Retail Industry

In the Winter 2016 issue of Total Retail (sister brand of Women in Retail Leadership Circle), the cover story featured the brand's sixth annual list of the leading female executives in retail. To get know the 17 honorees better, Total Retail sent them each six questions. Here are select answers from some of this year's…
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Getting to Know Shelley Broader, Chico’s New CEO and President

To help prepare those who have already signed up for the Women in Retail Leadership Summit (taking place in Miami Beach from April 20-22), and to entice others who haven’t yet registered, Inner Circle will be giving you a sneak peek into the thoughts and motivations of some of the featured speakers at this year’s…
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Reese Witherspoon's Draper James Brand to Open Brick-and-Mortar Stores

If you take a minute to flip through the pages of any high fashion magazine today, you'll notice monotonous photos of women in monochromatic hues, barely there dresses and lack of outfits fit for a Sunday afternoon stroll. However, Tenessese-born-and-bred Reese Witherspoon is adding fashion and lifestyle entrepreneur to her list of titles (in addition…
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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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