Profiles

Dick’s Sporting Goods Targets Women With New Store Concept

Dick’s Sporting Goods announced this Monday that it’s launching a specialty women’s fitness and lifestyle boutique. The omnichannel sporting goods retailer is naming the stores Chelsea Collective after the diverse and eclectic Chelsea neighborhood in New York City. The first two Chelsea Collective stores will be located in Pittsburgh, Dick’s Sporting Goods hometown, and Tyson’s…
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Nike Wins by Playing Like a Girl

A few weeks ago, Andy Benoit, a Sports Illustrated contributing writer, tweeted that women's sports in general aren't worth watching. Millions and millions of viewers, Carli Lloyd's hat trick and a World Cup championship later, I'm willing to bet Benoit's googling a remedy for "foot in mouth" syndrome. Last Sunday's FIFA Women's World Cup championship…
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What Sheryl Sandberg is Telling the Next Generation of Retail Leaders

Having just emerged from graduation season, there’s an influx of young people entering the workforce and getting their first taste of the “real world.” Before they left the havens of their college campuses, however, they were imparted with words of wisdom from esteemed commencement speakers at their graduation ceremonies. There aren’t many names that get…
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A Minute With WIRLC Board Member Kecia Hielscher

Welcome to our newest feature, "A Minute With ...," where we ask our illustrious board members a few general questions about work and life. This week we chatted with Kecia Hielscher, vice president of brands, Home at HauteLook | Nordstrom Rack.
 

Retail Disrupter Aubrie Pagano on What Traditional Retailers Can Learn From Startups

Aubrie Pagano is the founder and CEO of Bow & Drape, an online retail brand that enables women to design their own clothing. The startup company, which manufactures all of its products in the United States, boasts that its customers’ personalities are built into every item Bow & Drape finishes to order. It's a true…
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Retail Disrupters Take Center Stage

Startups are often lauded for their lean business models, innovative ideas and positive work environments. In most cases, startups have their finger on the pulse of what’s happening in their industry — e.g., new trends, hot technologies. There’s a lot that traditional retail brands as well as online-only retailers can learn from those running startup…
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The ‘Power Panel’ Discusses Failing Gracefully

Last week, I wrote about the “Power Panel,” a panel of executive women in the retail space who spoke during a session on leadership at the Women in Retail Leadership Summit in Miami last month. Panelists included Miki Racine Berardelli, president, digital commerce and chief marketing officer at Chico’s; Gerri Elliott, director, Whirlpool, Bed Bath…
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Eileen Meade Shares the Top Retail Trends of 2015

In this one-on-one interview at last month's Women in Retail Leadership Summit in Miami, Eileen Meade, vice president of omnichannel and customer experience at DICKS's Sporting Goods, discusses the top retail trends of 2015.
 

The Most Powerful Working Mothers in Retail

Just in time for Mother's Day, Working Mother magazine just released its list of the 50 Most Powerful Moms of 2015. Each year, Working Mother chooses 50 remarkable women whose influence is felt on a daily basis by their singular talent, hard work and intellectual capital — not to mention courage, strength, love of family…
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Leadership Best Practices With Stormy Simon

This past week, The Women in Retail Leadership Circle talked with Stormy Simon, President of Overstock.com, about the top trends in retail and leadership best practices.
 
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