Profiles

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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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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