Hello Inner Circle readers!
It’s almost here! On Sunday morning I’m heading to Las Vegas to help set up the FQ Lounge, Home of Equality @ Shoptalk. As I’ve mentioned here before, the FQ Lounge will be a welcoming and interactive space at Shoptalk, a place where women (and men!) can come together, network and learn from each other. The Women in Retail Leadership Circle is partnering again with The Female Quotient to produce the lounge. Here are the deets:
FQ Lounge, Home of Equality @ Shoptalk
DATE & TIME
Mon., March 4 | 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tues., March 5 | 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The Venetian | Exhibit Hall Booth #4200
3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
As a FYI, our final speaker roster is to die for. Here are some key speakers that will be part of the content in the FQ Lounge:
- JuE Wong, Global CEO, Moroccanoil
- Mary van Praag, Brand President, Soma, Chico’s FAS
- Cathey Curtis, Vice President of Global Marketing, Billabong Women’s
- Jennifer Goldfarb, CEO and Chairwoman, ipsy
- Amy Shecter, CEO, GLAMSQUAD
- Amy Larson, Vice President, Marketing and E-Commerce, Boston Proper
- Joan King, Vice President, E-Commerce, Crate and Barrel
- Carolyn Littlefield, Senior Director, E-Commerce, North America, Anheuser-Busch InBev
- Nicole Mason, Director, Marketing Strategy, Macy’s
- Jennifer Choi, Senior Manager, E-Commerce, Sephora
- Ambika Singh, CEO, Armoire
- Joe Milano, Senior Vice President, Digital, Calvin Klein
- Jane Lu, Founder and CEO, Showpo
- Divya Gugnani, Co-Founder and CEO, Wander Beauty
- Cathy Halligan, Board Member, Ulta Beauty
- Dawn Robertson, CEO, OnCampus Marketing
- Fiona O’Donnell McCarthy, Vice President of Product Management, Daily Harvest
- Heather Craig, Head of Retail Experience, thredUp
Furthermore, we’re especially excited because we just added a new session, which is taking place on March 4 at 11:00 a.m. It’s titled Empowering Female Founders and Consumers, and it will be a discussion between Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient, and Tim Armstrong, the former Google ads chief and AOL CEO. The two will discuss Armstrong’s new venture, the dtx company, which will invest in direct-to-consumer product companies and launch “experiences” in parts of the U.S. that are underserved. The first six investments for the dtx company are in brands focused mostly on selling to women. We can’t wait!
See you there!
Women in Retail Leadership Circle