Recent Podcast Episodes

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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Snowe Finds Success With Immersive Home Pop-Up Shops

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Melissa Campanelli, co-founder of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle, interviews Rachel Cohen, co-founder and co-CEO of Snowe, a direct-to-consumer homewares company that sells well-designed, high-quality home essentials. Listen in as Cohen discusses her motivation for founding Snowe, how she's using immersive home pop-up shops to market the brand, and…
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Sustainability at the Core of Coyuchi's Growth Strategy

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Melissa Campanelli, co-founder of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle, is joined by Eileen Mockus, president and CEO of Coyuchi, a mission-based natural and organic home textile company. Mockus discusses how Coyuchi introduced organic cotton linens to the U.S., why she joined the company, and what's next for…
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SomaINNOFIT Brings Innovative Tech to Bra Shopping

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Melissa Campanelli, co-founder of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle, is joined by Cristina Ceresoli, vice president of marketing for Soma, a Chico's FAS intimate apparel brand. Cristina discusses her role with Soma, the new SOMAINNOFIT smart bra, among other brand developments. This episode was recorded at the 2019 NRF Big Show in New…
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Retail Change Agents Share Their Stories With WIRLC

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Senior Content Strategist Caitlin Sullivan hosts a panel discussion with some of the retail industry's top change agents, including Erin Fujimoto, co-founder, Tommy John; Dawn Robertson, partner WHYZ Partners, and CEO, OCM, division of Spire Capital; Natalie Mackey, CEO, Glow Concept; and Michelle Cordeiro Grant, founder and…
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How Sweet it is to Be Sugarfina

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, WIRLC Senior Content Strategist Caitlin Sullivan interviews Rosie O'Neill, co-founder and co-CEO of boutique candy company Sugarfina. In this exclusive interview, O'Neill shares the sweet beginnings of the brand (pun intended!), how experiential retail has changed the course of Sugarfina's future, and if she prefers margaritas to…
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This content is for members only WIR Member, Dara Meath, Shares the Top Technology Trends

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle's member, Dara Meath, vice president of e-commerce and marketing at Vince Camuto, shares the top technology trends happening in retail.
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Charles & Colvard CEO on the Challenges of Mentorship

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli interviews Suzanne Miglucci, president and CEO of Charles & Covard, a jewelry retailer that specializes in sustainability. Miglucci shares her leadership and management style as well has her top mentorship tips, all recorded live at this year's Shop.org…
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Worth Collection President Shares Her Top Tip for Motivating a Team

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) Senior Content Strategist Caitlin Sullivan interviews Kelly Collins, president of Worth Collection, the parent company of luxury women's apparel brands Worth New York and W by Worth. Collins share her leadership style as well as her No. 1 tip for motivating…
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Prepare to Launch U Co-Founder Shares Tips on Re-Entry Into the Workforce

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Melissa Campanelli, co-founder of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle, interviews Susan Rietano Davey, co-founder of Prepare to Launch U, a women’s career re-entry course designed to guide women through the unique challenges of returning to the workforce after opting out to care for family. Davey discusses her and her co-founder's inspiration for starting Prepare to Launch U,…
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