Recent Podcast Episodes

Ellevest CEO and Co-Founder Sallie Krawcheck on the Importance of Investing for Women

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli interviews Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, a digital-first, mission-driven investment platform for women. Listen in as they discuss her career journey from Wall Street to Ellevest, why it's important for women to better manage their money, and why…
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WIRLC Board Member Cindy Marshall Shares Her Story of Overcoming Breast Cancer

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli speaks with Cindy Marshall, founder and CEO of SHINE Strategy, and a WIRLC Advisory Board member. Listen in as Marshall talks about her career journey, what led her to found SHINE Strategy, and her recent work with many…
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Walmart Store No. 8 Founder Katie Finnegan on Her Entrepreneurial Mind-Set and the Future of Retail Tech

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Katie Finnegan, founder of Walmart's Store No. 8, shares her career journey. The episode is an excerpt from Finnegan's session at the 2019 Women in Retail Leadership Circle On the Road: Los Angeles event. During the session, WIRLC Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli asks Finnegan how she brought an entrepreneurial mind-set to…
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Hickory Farms’ CMO on Transformation, Growth, and Goals for 2019

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli speaks with Judy Ransford, chief marketing officer at Hickory Farms, an American heritage brand and gourmet food gift retailer. The interview took place at the 2019 RetailX conference in Chicago. Listen in as Ransford discusses Hickory Farms’ recent rebrand,…
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The NPD Group's CEO Karyn Schoenbart on Combatting Impostor Syndrome

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Associate Content Editor Kristina Stidham interviews Karyn Schoenbart , CEO of The NPD Group, a global provider of information and advisory services to many of the world’s leading brands. Schoenbart is also author of the book “Mom.B.A.: Essential Business Advice From One Generation to the Next.” Listen…
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SO MAJOR's CEO on the Limitless Opportunities of Pop-Up Shops

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Associate Content Editor Kristina Stidham speaks with Jan Croatt, CEO and founder of Winston Retail and SO MAJOR, an exclusive series of pop-up shopping events around the country. Listen in as Croatt discusses SO MAJOR’s event themes and products; the types of brands…
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Amazon Leader on the Importance of Diversity and Inclusion in Retail

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Associate Content Editor Kristina Stidham interviews Kirsten Mitchell, senior program manager, inclusion and diversity at Amazon World Wide Customer Service. This episode was recorded at last month's IRCE @RetailX conference. Mitchell discusses how her position influences diversity and inclusion (D&I) at Amazon, how D&I improves team performance and collaboration, and why creating a comfortable and safe environment for employees and customers is critical for retail brands.

 

Flora Delaney's 7 Timeless Principles of Retail Success, And How to Achieve Them

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Associate Editor Kristina Stidham talks with Flora Delaney, president of Delaney Consulting and author of the new book, Retail The Second-Oldest Profession. Listen in as Delaney identifies seven timeless principles of retail success, corresponding action items that retailers can implement in day-to-day business to fulfill these principles, and shares…
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Grace Killelea on Confidence vs. Arrogance, and 'Suiting Up' to Show Up for Yourself and Others

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, you’ll hear a short clip from Grace Killelea's keynote presentation at the 2019 Women in Retail Leadership Summit. Grace is the CEO and founder of GKC Group, a firm that focuses on developing emerging leaders in the middle-of-the-talent pipeline. In this clip, Grace shares a personal story of overcoming hardship, the difference between confidence and arrogance, and how women can uplift other women.

 

How Marketers Can Get Back to Brand Strategy With Emarsys

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Associate Content Editor Kristina Stidham interviews Courtney Shaffer Lovold, client success director at Emarsys, a marketing automation, personalization, and data management platform. Listen in as Lovold discusses how retail marketers can use technology to achieve personalization at scale, how Emarsys’ artificial intelligence-enabled platform can help marketers get back…
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Improving Store Operations With Retail Zipline

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Associate Content Editor Kristina Stidham interviews Melissa Wong, co-founder and CEO of Retail Zipline, a store communications and task management solution for brick-and-mortar retailers. Listen in as Wong discusses the importance of internal communications for improved employee performance, how Retail Zipline provides an easy-to-use and personalized solution for…
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How Vince Achieves Customer Centricity With Help From Partner Custora

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Associate Content Editor Kristina Stidham interviews Mary Grace Tifft, enterprise sales director at Custora, and Stacey Fierstein, senior director of global marketing at Vince. Listen in as they discuss how Custora uses data to identify a single view of the customer, the success that fashion brand Vince has…
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Afterpay Drives Customer Acquisition for Retailers

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Associate Content Editor Kristina Stidham speaks with Melissa Davis, chief revenue officer at Afterpay, an installment payment product that integrates with retailers to divide the price of a product into four equal payment installments. Listen in as they discuss how Afterpay addresses new consumer payment preferences, the…
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Headliner Labs Co-Founder and COO on the Growth of Conversational Marketing

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, guest host Heather Logan, partnerships lead at The Female Quotient, speaks with Dana Gibber, co-founder and chief operating officer at Headliner Labs, a leading tech platform in conversational marketing. Listen in as they discuss the growth of Facebook Messenger as a direct marketing and communications channel, as…
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Style.me Co-Founder on Retail Tech Innovation and Women Trailblazers

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, guest host Heather Logan, partnerships lead at The Female Quotient, speaks with Carol Chen, co-founder of Style.me, a virtual 3D styling solution for e-commerce sites. Listen in as they discuss the pain points facing retailers today, the technologies like Style.me that are leading the evolution of the…
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PlanetMotherhood Celebrates Moms Every Day on Zulily

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Kristina Stidham, associate content editor at Women in Retail Leadership Circle, speaks with Debbi Schulman and Ariella Weitzman, the mother-daughter duo running PlanetMotherhood, a maternity apparel brand offering stylish, comfortable and fabulous maternity clothing at great prices. PlanetMotherhood products are sold at department stores, big-box retailers and…
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Advice and Insights for Entrepreneurs From The Grommet's CEO Jules Pieri

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Melissa Campanelli, co-founder of Women in Retail Leadership Circle, speaks with Jules Pieri, co-founder and CEO of The Grommet, an online site that launches undiscovered consumer products. Listen in as they discuss Jules' inspiration for starting The Grommet, her new book (just released this week!) “How We Make…
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Tech Spotlight: Narvar Exec on Women Leaders She Admires in Retail and Beyond

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Melissa Campanelli, co-founder of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC), speaks with Elain Szu, vice president of marketing at Narvar, an e-commerce logistics and delivery experience platform. Listen in as Elain discusses how Narvar brings brand messaging front and center in every consumer touchpoint, where she…
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Tech Spotlight: First Data Exec on Retail Pain Points, Virtual Fraud, and Women Leaders in IT

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Melissa Campanelli, co-founder of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle, speaks with John Nicola, senior vice president of corporate institutional sales at First Data, a global merchant solutions and payment services provider. Listen in as John discusses the biggest pain points he sees retailers facing in 2019, the…
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Anheuser-Busch InBev Pushes for Women in E-Commerce, Diversity and Inclusion

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli speaks with Carolyn Brown, head of e-commerce, North America, at Anheuser-Busch InBev, a global beverage and brewing company with over 500 brands. Listen in as they discuss AB InBev's focus on user experience technology, the opportunities for women in…
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Tech Spotlight: Acxiom Strategist on Advocating for Women Leaders in All Industries

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Melissa Campanelli, co-founder of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle, interviews Michelle Fitzpatrick, a retail and consumer industry strategist at Acxiom, a provider of people-based marketing solutions with a specific focus on retail organizations. Listen in as they discuss Michelle’s background and her role at Acxiom, the women…
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How Innovation and Change Motivates Soma's Leadership Team

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Melissa Campanelli, co-founder of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle, interviews Mary van Praag, brand president of Soma, a Chico's FAS intimate apparel brand. Listen in as they discuss Mary's journey to the retail industry, the biggest challenges she’s faced in her career, the professional accomplishments she’s most proud…
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Female Factor's CEO on How Retailers Can Appeal to Women

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Melissa Campanelli, co-founder of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle, speaks with Bridget Brennan, CEO of Female Factor and author of the recently published book, “Winning Her Business: How To Transform the Customer Experience for the World's Most Powerful Consumers.” Brennan discusses, among other things, how to win sales and…
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Elevate for Her Helping Women Gain Skills for Career Success

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Melissa Campanelli, co-founder of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle, speaks with Rhonda Moret, founder of Elevate for Her, a professional development organization designed to help women gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed and compete with their male counterparts. Listen in as they discuss Rhonda’s…
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Innovation Women Leads the Charge for Female Speakers

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Melissa Campanelli, co-founder of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC), interviews Bobbie Carlton, founder of WIRLC partner Innovation Women, an online speaker's bureau for entrepreneurial and technical women. Listen in as Bobbie discusses why she founded Innovation Women; how the company is helping women find more speaking opportunities; and…
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