Profiles

The Top Women in Omnichannel Retail

Retail Online Integration's fifth annual list of the leading women executives in omnichannel retail features some of the brightest minds in the industry. (Retail Online Integration is a sister publication of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle, and its e-newsletter, The Inner Circle.) This year's nominees were chosen for being in a top-level position within an…
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Women We Love: Eileen Fisher

Who: Eileen Fisher, founder, president and chief creative officer of Eileen Fisher, Inc., as well as a fashion icon. Why: For developing her "business as a movement" mantra, in addition to being a great supporter of female entrepreneurship. Oh, and she's so cool. For Eileen Fisher, it's definitely never business as usual. And that's part…
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The Birth of a Startup: A Q&A With Iconery's Ivka Adam

Iconery is a startup jewelry business that hopes to change the way consumers purchase jewelry online. Ivka Adam, co-founder and chief marketing officer at Iconery, discusses how the company came to be, as well as how she handles the challenges that come with running a startup. (Ivka is a WIRLC board member and will be…
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Women We Love: Eileen Carey and Lauren Mosenthal

Who: Eileen Carey and Lauren Mosenthal, co-founders of Glassbreakers, an online platform that matches women in technology with peer mentors. Why: These women understand and value the importance of mentorship for women in the technology space. Their platform is "kicking glass." It's no secret that the technology industry, from New York City to Silicon Valley,…
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Rebecca Minkoff Provides a Glimpse Into the Future of Retail at WIRL Summit

The integration of the online and offline shopping worlds is a priority for omnichannel retailers in 2015. In order to remain relevant — and profitable — brick-and-mortar retailers need to find ways to better serve in-store shoppers and meet their demands, whether that’s through technological advancements or simply improved customer service. One such retailer tasked…
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Women We Love: Linda Heasley

Who: Linda Heasley, President and CEO, Lane Bryant Why: She's making it a priority to reshape the public perception around plus-size clothing options. "Calling All Chubbies." Believe it or not, that line was as actually used in a black-and-white advertisement for plus-size retailer Lane Bryant. It's unclear when the ad ran, but it sums up…
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WIRL Summit Speaker Spotlight: Stormy Simon

The Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) is excited to announce that Stormy Simon, president of Overstock.com, will be a keynote speaker at our Women in Retail Leadership Summit, taking place in Miami, April 22-23. Simon’s "make it happen" mantra has helped motivate teams throughout Overstock.com. Under her leadership, Overstock.com was named to Forbes’ 2014…
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Women Retail Pioneer G.G. Michelson Dies at 89

G.G. Michelson, who was revered for breaking barriers in the workplace for women, died earlier this month at her home in New York City. She was 89. Michelson was a longtime executive of R. H. Macy & Company, and also served as an adviser to New York City mayors and often as the only female…
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Nasty Gal's Sophia Amoruso on Why She Stepped Down

Sophia Amoruso, the renegade fashion authority, "#GIRLBOSS" author and founder of millennial fashion brand Nasty Gal, explained in a YouTube video why she's  stepping down as CEO at Nasty Gal and promoting retail guru Sheree Waterson in her place. In her blog, Amoruso said the following: "I've found someone, who I've worked with for a…
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Jane Park Shares the Secret Behind Julep's Success

Julep, one-of the fastest growing e-commerce startups, is on its way to becoming a star. Over the the last eight years, the Seattle-based company has grown from humble beginnings to employing over 200 people. The online retailer of beauty products launches more than 300 new products every year and has raised over $56 million in…
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