Recent Podcast Episodes

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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The Spice & Tea Exchange's CEO and COO Share the Importance of Partnerships

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) Senior Content Strategist Caitlin Sullivan interviews Amy Freeman, CEO, and Penny Rehling, COO, both of The Spice & Tea Exchange, a specialty retail brand that sells fine spices, herbs, blends, salts and teas via retail stores and an e-commerce website. In this…
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M.Gemi's Co-Founder and President on Retail Tech Trends, Leadership, and More

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli interviews Cheryl Kaplan, co-founder and president of M.Gemi, a direct-to-consumer accessories brand that drops a limited-edition collection of luxury footwear at approachable prices every Monday. Kaplan, who was featured on WIRLC sister brand Total Retail's list of the…
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Tech Spotlight: Synchrony CIO on Why it's Important to Have Women Represented in All Fields of Business

In this special episode of Women in Retail Talks, Carol Juel, executive vice president and chief information officer, Synchrony, shares her thoughts on a variety of topics, including current pain points in retail, why all industries — not just retail — stand to benefit from more women in leadership positions, and more. This episode was recorded…
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Tech Spotlight: Iterable Shares Retail Tech Tips

In this special episode of Women in Retail Talks, Lindsey Greenwald, enterprise consultant at Iterable, offers her thoughts on a variety of topics, including current pain points in retail, why all industries — not just retail — stand to benefit from more women in leadership roles, and the growing role of technology in retail. This…
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Tech Spotlight: Merkle SVP on Retail Disruption, Data and Tech, and the Value of Women Leadership

In this special episode of Women in Retail Talks, Dalton Dorné, senior vice president of marketing at Merkle, offers her thoughts on a variety of topics, including current pain points for retailers and how Merkle can help solve them; the growing influence of data and technology within the retail industry; and why all industries —…
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Tech Spotlight: Affirm Shares the Top Retail Technology Trends of 2018

In this special edition of Women in Retail Talks, Julie Ingle, senior vice president of product and innovation at Affirm, talks about pain points for retailers, how Affirm can help, and why all industries — not just retail — need to advocate for women in leadership roles. This episode was recorded at this year's fifth…
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Tech Spotlight: First Data SVP on Why All Industries Should Advocate for Women

In this special edition of Women in Retail Talks, Marianne Johnson, senior vice president of product and innovation at First Data, talks about pain points in the retail industry, how First Data can help, and why all industries — not just retail — need to advocate for women in leadership roles. This episode was recorded…
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Jessica Herrin Shares the Story Behind Stella & Dot

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Co-Founder Jennifer DiPasquale interviews Jessica Herrin, founder and CEO of Stella & Dot, the jewelry company and lifestyle brand. Listen in as they discuss women entrepreneurship, the story of Stella & Dot, and Herrin's top piece of advice for women trying to…
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What ‘Sending Nudes’ Means to Harper Wilde's Brand

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Jenna Kerner and Jane Fisher, co-founders of Harper Wilde, share how the bra retailer was started, what technology the startup is investing in, and offer insights into the brand's new marketing program based around “sending nudes” … (yes, you read that correctly).
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Tina Sharkey of Brandless on Authenticity and Creating Community

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Tina Sharkey, co-founder and CEO of Brandless, and 2018 Top Women in Retail honoree, shares her thoughts on how to grow your business and take control of your career. This episode was recorded live at this year's NRF Big Show in New York City.
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This content is for members only Shelley Zalis on Taking Control of Your Career

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient, and founder of The Girls' Lounge, shares her thoughts on how to grow your business and take control of your career. This episode was recorded live at this year's Girl Talks West event in San Francisco.    
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Jenny Ming, CEO, Charlotte Russe, Shares Her Top Leadership Tips

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Jenny Ming, CEO of Charlotte Russe, shares her top leadership tips to grow your team. This episode was recorded live at this year's Girl Talks West event in San Francisco.
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This content is for members only Aliza Licht Talks About the Importance of Personal Brands

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Aliza Licht, PR veteran and best-selling author of “Leave Your Mark,” shares tips on how to create a personal brand, work with influencers, and grow within your field. This episode was recorded live at Girl Talks East in New York City earlier this month.
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Scout & Molly's President Dawn Robertson Shares Why Change is Good

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Dawn Robertson, partner at Collective Growth Partners, and president and chief operating officer, Scout & Molly's, shares why change is always a good thing. This episode was recorded live at Girl Talks East in New York City earlier this month.
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TechStyle's CMO, Traci Inglis, Shares Her Leadership Style

Listen in as Traci Inglis, general manager and chief marketing officer of the Fast Fashion Division at TechStyle Fashion Group (and 2017 Top Women in Retail honoree by WIRLC's sister brand, Total Retail), an online global fashion membership company, discusses top leadership tips and her thoughts on the future of retail, all recorded live at…
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Summit Snippets: Lesley Jane Seymour, CEO, Lesley Jane Seymour, LLC

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Lesley Jane Seymour, CEO, Lesley Jane Seymour, LLC, and founder of CoveyClub, an online/offline club for women 40-plus who want to live their most authentic lives, discusses the importance of your personal brand. The episode was recorded at this year's Women in Retail Leadership Summit.
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Summit Snippets: Amy Shecter, CEO, GLAMSQUAD

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Amy Shecter, CEO of GLAMSQUAD, an on-demand beauty services company based in New York City, discusses why authenticity is critical to your brand. The episode was recorded at this year's Women in Retail Leadership Summit.
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Summit Snippets: Shelley Zalis, CEO and Co-Founder, The Girls’ Lounge

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Shelley Zalis, CEO and co-founder of The Girls’ Lounge, a networking community for women to connect, collaborate and empower each other, discusses her top leadership tips and how to develop your own leadership style. The episode was recorded at this year's Women in Retail Leadership Summit.
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Summit Snippets: Cat and Nat, Influencers, Entrepreneurs and Co-Founders of Social Common

Listen in as Catherine Belknap and Natalie Telfer (Cat and Nat), co-founders of Social Common, a community for today's mothers, discuss retail partnerships and their ever-popular “Mom Truth Friday” web series at this year's Women in Retail Leadership Summit.
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Summit Snippets: Deborah Cavanagh, SVP of Marketing, Talbots

Listen in as Deborah Cavanagh, senior vice president of marketing at Talbots, a women's apparel retailer, discusses the company's position in the marketplace, top leadership tips and conquering your fears, all recorded at this year's Women in Retail Leadership Summit.
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