Profiles

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.
 

Who Inspired You? Who Do You Inspire?

While having and/or being a female boss can come with its own set of challenges, in too many fields today female role models are a luxury that can’t be taken for granted. According to a recent New York Magazine article, 10 Women on Their Female Bosses, a woman boss can help you figure out who…
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An Online Retailer's Journey Into Catalogs

This post was originally featured on Women in Retail Leadership Circle sister brand Retail Online Integration. "We learned very quickly that we had no idea what we were doing." That's how Meredith Mahoney, senior director and general manager of Birch Lane, a home décor brand that's part of formerly online-only Wayfair Inc., bluntly assessed the company's…
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Women We Love

Who: Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton Why: For spearheading a powerful campaign called "Not There" to remind the world that despite significant inroads into gender equality, we're still not there just yet. On March 8, International Women's Day, you may have noticed that many images of women in ads and on magazine covers had disappeared.…
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Neiman Marcus Rocks SXSW

Wanda Gierhart, chief marketing officer at Neiman Marcus, as well as member of Retail Online Integration's Top Women in Omnichannel Retail for 2011, shared why the luxury retailer chose music to help enhance its brand in this interview with Adweek. "The 'Make Some Noise' platform is about bold women and bold voices in music, tech,…
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Career Advice From Jenna Lyons

There are certain women in the retail industry that capture the attention of a room. Jenna Lyons is one of them. Over the last decade, Lyons has made J.Crew into a household name and, in the process, she herself has become an icon. Lyons is recognized not only for her signature look, but for her…
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