As a reminder to all of our readers and members, the deadline to nominate candidates for Women in Retail Leadership Circle’s (WIRLC) list of the Top Women in Retail 2019 is this Friday (Nov. 30). This ninth annual cover story will be featured in a special print issue of WIRLC published in January, as well as being available on WIRLC’s website. To get a sense of previous honorees, you can access the 2018 Top Women in Retail list here. (The list was featured on WIRLC sister brand Total Retail’s site.)
As we’ve done for the past eight years, WIRLC wants to put a spotlight on women leaders at retail companies or brands. We’re in search of women in the C-suite as well as senior-level women leading teams within their retail organizations. The goal of the report is to honor women from all types of retail organizations, from large public companies to disruptive startups, as well as different job functions within those organizations — e.g., general management (CEO/president), marketing, merchandising, information technology, supply chain, etc.
To help you with the nomination process, WIRLC is seeking senior-level women in retail who meet the following criteria:
- currently work for a retail company or brand as a senior vice president or higher;
- exceptional performance within their role, including being well-respected at the company and in the industry;
- have enjoyed many career achievements; and
- have made a positive impact on their circles of influence and the retail industry as a whole.
As I mentioned last week, the goal of this report is to honor exceptional women who have helped their companies grow and thrive in a competitive retail environment, built and managed great teams, launched new strategic initiatives, mentored colleagues, given back to the industry, and much more.
You can nominate a woman for our Top Women in Retail 2019 report here.
Ultimately, we hope this forthcoming report inspires you and other women in retail to take your professional and personal lives to the next level. We look forward to receiving your nominations!