Our Mission

The Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) is a unique, members-only networking group that offers enterprise-level women in the retail industry a place to learn, connect and grow. Focused on both personal and business development, WIRLC offers members the opportunity to share best practices, discuss industry issues and find inspiration on how to conquer challenges in their professional lives.

Our community is comprised of successful, motivated and passionate women from the retail world who have a strong belief that investing in themselves and in other women is good business. Our members are truly amazing and so open to sharing lessons learned! From CEOs with years of experience to founders of start-ups introducing disruptive technology, the common thread is women coming together to learn from each other and help each other succeed.

The WIRLC was formed following the successful launch of the Women in Retail Leadership Summit, which was held in Miami in the spring of 2014. The Summit and WIRLC were founded by Total Retail, a media brand that encompasses a variety of editorial products designed to meet the needs of retail professionals.

WIRLC helps women retail leaders succeed in the following ways:

  • Networking: Let’s face it, who you know leads to what you know, which leads to your next opportunity. As a result, WIRLC hosts a variety ways to help women do what they do best: connect.
  • Education: Our weekly e-newsletter, The Inner Circle, provides expert advice and information on topics designed to help subscribers’ professional productivity soar. WIRLC events, podcasts, webinars and website content help members connect, climb the corporate ladder, and stay on top of new trends and ideas. And coming soon: our executive job board!
  • Members-Only Website:Getting to know other members of the Circle is as easy as logging in. Have a question? Post it on the WIRLC Forum or send a private email to another Circle member who you’ve always wanted to get to know. Looking for a new job? Looking to hire? Be sure to check out the members-only job board.
  • Events: WIRLC hosts a variety of local and national networking events designed to help women do what they do best: connect. The Women in Retail Leadership Summit has been described by many as simply “the best conference” and Circle members attend for a reduced price. WIRLC also hosts Girl Talks dinner events – passionate presentations by powerful women where you’ll learn and be inspired by the best (events.wirlc.com). Plus, you can mingle and mix it up at our Regional Meetups that are held around the country throughout the year.

All in all, WIRLC is a unique networking group created to help you grow and succeed. Join us (you won’t regret it!).