Summit

A Year of Accomplishments for WIRLC Members!

As 2015 comes to an end, we here at the Women in Retail Leadership Circle thought it was the perfect time to check in with our members and ask them to share with us their greatest accomplishments this year, as well as what they're looking forward to, personally and professionally, in 2016. What we learned…
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Glassbreakers is Breaking the Glass Ceiling for Women in Retail

Have you heard of Glassbreakers, the peer mentorship community for women? If not, you should! (The founders of Glassbreakers, Eileen Carey and Lauren Mosenthal, spoke at the Women in Retail Leadership Circle's Girl Talk West event in San Francisco last month.) In short, Glassbreakers is a safe, supportive and dynamic online network for professional women. The match-making…
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Chico's Names Shelley Broader its New President and CEO

A recent article that appeared in Inner Circle posed the question, "Where Are All the Women Retail Leaders Going?" Well, at least one of them is headed to Chico's FAS, the women's apparel retailer. Last week, Shelley Broader was named the new president and CEO at Chico's, effective Dec. 1. Broader is replacing David Dyer,…
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Attention WIRLC Members: Men's Wearhouse is Hiring!

Men’s Wearhouse is looking for top-level talent to join its team. Specifically, the men's clothing chain is seeking to fill the following positions to help grow its digital business: Site management and customer experience Site managers (merchandising manager and specialist roles) Site content manager (senior manager of user acceptance testing) Director (or senior director) of…
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So Excited For Girl Talks East!

After Women in Retail Leadership Circle's (WIRLC) very successful Girl Talks West event last week in San Francisco, we're ready to do it all over again, this time for our East Coasters. Girls Talk East will take place on Tues., Oct. 27 in New York City. In case you're not aware, Girl Talks events enable…
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Welcome to the New Inner Circle!

Hello loyal Inner Circle readers. If you didn't notice (we're hoping you did!), we’ve had a makeover! How do you like our new look? Truth be told, we’ve been itching to update our e-newsletter template for a while now. While the content has always been top notch (if we must say so ourselves!), it was…
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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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Girl Talks From Coast to Coast

Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) is offering members and nonmembers alike the opportunity to hear from some of the leading women voices in the retail industry this coming fall at a pair of exciting events (the events are FREE for members, $49 each for nonmembers). Girl Talks West will take place on Thurs., Oct.…
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WIRLC Girl Talks Speaker Denise Lee Yohn on How Lane Bryant is Changing the Conversation About Women

In this article that appeared on Forbes.com last week, Denise Lee Yohn, a best-selling author, brand consultant and speaker at the Women in Retail Leadership Circle’s (WIRLC) upcoming Girl Talks West event, analyzes the impact Lane Bryant’s recent “I’m No Angel” campaign has had on consumers’ perceptions of the plus-size apparel retailer, as well as…
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What WIRLC Members Did on Summer Vacations (And How it Influenced Them as Leaders)

Ah, the lazy, hazy days of summer! Unfortunately, they're quickly passing, and soon it will be time for the new beginnings (and a new quarter) that fall brings each year. In the spirit of summer, Inner Circle asked its board members to tell us about any transformative experiences they had during the summer vacations of their…
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