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Monday, APRIL 27TH

  • 9:00 AM
    12:00 PM
    Courageous Presence: Building the Skills You Need for the Career You Want

    Have you ever wondered why some executives are “known” for their expertise? Looked to for the tough assignments or discussed for promotions? Why were they able to build that brand for themselves and how can you do the same? In this provocative, funny and challenging program, Cindy SolomonCEO and president of the Courageous Leadership Institute, will share why some of us get ahead… and some of us are held up by barriers we may even create ourselves. While executive presence is discussed frequently, Solomon’s research shows that it is Courageous Presence that allows many of us to more effectively and quickly build our internal brands to rise up through our organizations.

    What you’ll learn:

    • The types of Courageous Presence and how to cultivate them

    • An action plan to build your Courageous Presence & effectiveness

    • Targeted communication strategies to help you circumvent hierarchy

    • MicroMentoring strategies to impact your career both today and tomorrow

    To learn more about Cindy, check out her TEDx Talk here!

  • 9:00 AM
    12:00 PM
    Tignum: How to Achieve Your Full Potential to Maximize Business Performance
    This workshop, called the Tignum Booster Workshop, is based on the Sustainable High Performance operating system from Tignum, a company designed to help executives achieve their full potential to maximize business performance. The workshop focuses on Tignum‘s three levels of Sustainable High Performance (Functioning, Optimization, and Peak Performance); the integration of Tignum‘s performance pillars (Performance Mind-Set, Performance Nutrition, Performance Movement, and Performance Recovery), and the Tignum behavioral change model (Self-Image, To Be Goal, Choices).
    What you’ll learn:

    the importance of improving your executional stamina, mental agility, energy, and resilience;

    the dimensions of Sustainable High Performance levels and how to impact them strategically; and

    • high-performance tools and strategies.
    This workshop, called the Tignum Booster Workshop, is based on the Sustainable High Performance operating system from Tignum, a company designed to help executives achieve their full potential to maximize business performance.  | more
  • 12:30 PM
    5:00 PM
    Registration
  • 1:00 PM
    1:15 PM
    Welcome
    • Jennifer DiPasquale
      President and Co-Founder
      Women in Retail Leadership Circle
  • 1:15 PM
    1:35 PM
    Diamond Partner Presentation
  • 1:35 PM
    2:20 PM
    Grand Opening Keynote
  • 2:20 PM
    2:35 PM
    Partner Presentation
  • 2:35 PM
    3:20 PM
    Diversity and Inclusion: How to Do It Right
  • 3:20 PM
    3:35 PM
    Partner Presentation
  • 3:35 PM
    4:20 PM
    Sip, Shop and Socialize!
    Grab a signature cocktail and saunter about the Ritz-Carlton Ballroom foyer with fellow attendees. Shop until your heart’s content at one of our fabulous pop-up shops, most at of which feature bespoke items specifically curated with Summit attendees in mind. Psst…most of our fabulous pop-up shops are providing special discounts for our attendees. Bottom line: Make sure you save room in your suitcase for all of the goodies you’ll be bringing home. Beyond shopping, check out our activations sprinkled outside the Grand Ballroom, too! You won’t want to miss them!
    What sets The Women in Leadership Summit apart is extraordinary networking. | more
  • 4:20 PM
    4:35 PM
    Partner Presentation
  • 4:35 PM
    5:20 PM
    Courageous Leadership for Women: The Unwritten Rules of Success

    As a recovering corporate executive, Cindy Solomon understands the challenges of demanding customers, politically challenging corporate environments and the constant disruption senior leaders must navigate. In this provocative, hilarious and inspiring presentation, Cindy shares her learnings from over 8,700 interviews and the best practices from her global client list to help you build your courage. Nothing is off limits in this “real talk” program sharing the unwritten rules of success that will enable you to build the skills you need to navigate any corporate environment.

  • 6:15 PM
    10:00 PM
    WIR Dinner Soirée

    Put on your party dresses and let’s boogie! First the first time in WIRLS history, we heading to a secret off-site location for dinner, cocktails, entertainment and infinite surprises. Transportation will be provided to and from the venue. More details to follow closer to the Summit!

Tuesday, APRIL 28TH

  • 7:00 AM
    Yoga
  • 8:00 AM
    Breakfast & Morning Mingle

    Join us on the Ballroom Patio for the most important meal of the day! Enjoy a delicious breakfast on us while you get more quality time with other attendees and our VIP sponsors. Want to learn how they can help your business succeed? Grab a coffee and look for the sponsor logos that most interest you. Exchange ideas … exchange business cards … you get the idea!

  • 9:00 AM
    Welcome to the Women in Retail Leadership Summit, Day 2
    • Jennifer DiPasquale
      President and Co-Founder
      Women in Retail Leadership Circle
  • 9:15 AM
    Partner Presentation
  • 9:30 AM
    Morning Keynote
  • 10:15 AM
    Partner Presentation
  • 10:30 AM
    Strategy Session Breakouts

    WIRLC Strategy Sessions are 60-minute breakout sessions comprised of a presentation on a given topic followed by a guided peer group discussion and/or a workshop exercise. Choose from one of the following three sessions:

    • Leadership Strategy Workshop: The Skills Required to Be a 21st Century Retail Leader, and How to Master Them
    • Innovation Workshop: How to Keep Up With Digital Innovation Without Losing Focus on Business KPIs
    • Professional Development Workshop: How to Refine Your Vision So You Can Achieve Your Professional Goals

     

  • 11:30 AM
    12:15 PM
    How Customer-Focused Retail is Changing Retail Forever
  • 12:15 PM
    12:30 PM
    Partner Presentation
  • 12:30 PM
    1:45 PM
    Lunch and Peer Circles

    Join us over lunch for Peer Circles! We’re matching you up by job function, so, for example, vice presidents of merchandising will be seated with other senior-level merchandising professionals, and together they can talk all things merchandising! Same goes for attendees involved in e-commerce, digital, finance, marketing, human resources, etc., etc. Enjoy lunch with some targeted networking!

  • 1:45 PM
    2:00 PM
    Partner Presentation
  • 5:15 PM
    Leadership Panel

    One of the Summit’s most beloved sessions, the Leadership Panel offers valuable insights from extraordinary women in retail who are at the top of their games. Settle in for this authentic and fun discussion where you’ll learn how these remarkable leaders got to the top. They will share their secrets to building a great team, discuss how to lead in a difficult environment, and offer stories about their personal journeys to success! This is always an inspirational, enlightening and energizing session with conversation that’s sure to spill over into the cocktail reception and beyond.

  • 6:30 PM
    Cocktail Reception

    Join us at the Courtyard Fountain for a great cocktail reception with some fun surprises!

Wednesday, APRIL 29TH

  • 6:30 AM
    Yoga | Peleton
  • 7:30 AM
    Breakfast

    Join us on the Ballroom Patio for the most important meal of the day! Enjoy a delicious breakfast on us while you get to spend more quality time with other attendees and our VIP sponsors!

  • 8:30 AM
    Welcome to the Women in Retail Leadership Summit, Day 3
    • Jennifer DiPasquale
      President and Co-Founder
      Women in Retail Leadership Circle
  • 8:45 AM
    Partner Presentation
  • 9:00 AM
    Morning Keynote
  • 9:45 AM
    Partner Presentation
  • 12:00 PM
    Lunch
  • 1:45 PM
    Close of Conference | Champagne Toast!

    Join us for a toast as we celebrate our  guests and women helping women!

    • Jennifer DiPasquale
      President and Co-Founder
      Women in Retail Leadership Circle
    • Melissa Campanelli
      Co-Founder
      Women in Retail Leadership Circle
  • 2:00 PM
    4:00 PM
    Revel at the Ritz

    Let’s keep the connections going! After the bubbly, grab a group of fellow attendees and explore the Ritz-Carlton property. Take advantage of the endless hotel offerings. Whether you’re looking for rest and relaxation or a little bit of adventure, the Ritz has it all. Start at one of two oceanfront pools, or head straight to the beach for a dip in the Atlantic. While you’re there, feel free to paddle board, sail or kayak. Book a treatment online at the massive 25,000-square-foot luxury salon and spa and drift even further away into relaxation. Looking to serve up a sweat? The hotel houses the largest tennis center of any Ritz-Carlton (11 courts!), and offers multiple fitness classes per day at the world-class Fitness Center.  The property is also just five minutes away from the beautiful par-72 Crandon Park Golf Course.