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April 17 - 19, 2023 | Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

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The 2022 agenda is subject to change. Check back periodically for updates!

 

Monday, April 25

  • 8:30 am 10:00 am
    Pre-Conference Workshop | Media Training for C-Suite Executives

    TV, print, radio, digital, video: In the age of instant communication, it’s more important than ever that your substance, style, and audience work cohesively — particularly when you might find yourself on camera or the web without intending to be. There are solutions, and they’re easier than you think. In this interactive and proven program, communications guru Jane Hanson focuses on three core issues: who you’re talking to, what you’re saying, and how you’re delivering it. She shares tips for tailoring your message to every audience, how to prep properly, and ways to ensure your body is always in sync with your words. By attending this session, you will be arming yourself with the skills to be successful in any medium, and the impression that sticks is the right one.

    What you’ll learn:

    • How to choreograph an interview — ensuring you deliver your message
    • How to answer challenging questions with courage and confidence.
    • Tuning up your body language so it doesn’t sabotage your words.
    • How to take risks with big payoffs.
    • Why listening well is the secret sauce
    • How to stop using words that rob you of your credibility
    • How to “grab” the audience attention so they tune in and stay tuned

    Pre-conference workshops are not included in the Summit pass and must be added at registration. Each workshop is an additional $500.

    Moderator
    • Jane Hanson CEO and Founder HHH Productions
  • 8:30 am 11:30 am
    Pre-Conference Workshop | Secrets to Getting on a Corporate Board

    When it comes to achieving gender parity in corporate boardrooms, the progress is real, but somewhat glacial. Women accounted for 30 percent of all S&P 500 board directors in 2021, up from 28 percent in 2018 2020. But, as more companies prioritize diverse leadership, there will be more demand for women board directors. Our time is now! What are the skills women need to be ready for that board opportunity? In this lively, interactive workshop, you’ll hear from two Women in the Boardroom members about how to prepare yourself to make an impact on the modern business environment. What you’ll learn:

    • the role and responsibilities of corporate board membership;
    • what board recruiters are looking for in a candidate, and what they will see as your strengths (and weaknesses);
    • how to clarify your competitive advantage and create targeted board and LinkedIn profiles;
    • how to identify your network and use it to strategically position yourself as a board candidate;
    • how to negotiate your compensation package if offered the position;
    • and so much more!

    Pre-conference workshops are not included in the Summit pass and must be added at registration. Each workshop is an additional $500.

    Speakers
    • Kelly McNamara Corley Founder and Principal The Red Bee Group, LLC
    • Christine Edwards Principal The Red Bee Group Consulting, LLC
  • 8:30 am 11:30 am
    Pre-Conference Workshop | Building Your Courageous Presence and Your Career

    Back by popular demand from last year’s Summit keynoter Cindy Solomon, this provocative, funny and challenging workshop arms attendees with the specific skills we all need to build our careers and our impact. While executive presence is discussed frequently, Solomon’s research shows that it’s actually Courageous Presence that allows many of us to be more effective and quickly build our internal brands to rise through our organizations. As a recovering corporate executive herself, Cindy knows first hand the challenges women face in the workplace and has a specific action plan for you to accelerate your success.

    Attendees will leave with:
    -An understanding of the four types of Courageous Presence and how to deploy them to build your impact.
    -An action plan to build your sphere of influence both within your organization and your industry.
    -MicroMentoring strategies to accelerate your career both today and tomorrow.

    Pre-conference workshops are not included in the Summit pass and must be added at registration. Each workshop is an additional $500.

    Moderator
    • Cindy Solomon Founder, CEO and President Courageous Leadership Institute, Inc.
  • 11:30 am 1:00 pm
    Lunch
  • 1:00 pm 1:15 pm
    Welcome

    Welcome to Day 1 of the Women in Retail Leadership Summit! The Women in Retail team kicks things off with introductions and thank yous.

  • 1:20 pm 1:35 pm
    Life Powered by Retail, You, and Synchrony

    Like most businesses in the last couple years, Synchrony has gone through deep transformation to adjust to the new normal and to support partners and employees. Every woman here today has made a commitment to themselves and their business a priority. Our business trips are very intentional these days. Every woman and retailer here has made this trip intentional. Through all these transformations from external forces, it has helped Synchrony take a step back and re-focus on the new, now and next. Erin Gadhavi, Senior vice president, general manager, wellness at Synchrony, will talk through her commitment to this show, women, retail and more. She will encourage you to take advantage of this time for yourself – personally and professionally.

    Speaker
    • Erin Gadhavi Senior Vice President and General Manager, Wellness Synchrony
  • 1:40 pm 2:25 pm
    Jamie Kern Lima on How to Go From Underestimated to Unstoppable

    Jamie Kern Lima is a self-made entrepreneur, champion of women, philanthropist, keynote speaker and co-founder of IT Cosmetics, a company she started in her living room and sold to L’Oreal for $1.2 billion, becoming the first female CEO in L’Oreal’s 100-plus year history. Her journey from growing her fledgling company from her living room to a $1.2 billion acquisition came with hard-won wisdom, having to overcome self-doubt, and sheer belief in her mission when she was told, “No one is going to buy makeup from someone who has your body.” In this session, Jamie will discuss the lessons and breakthroughs that helped to tip the scales from countless “Nos” to “Yes.” She will discuss how to overcome self-doubt; how to recover and gain resilience from mistakes and setbacks; the importance of cultivating trust in our intuition, even when no one else believes it; and more!

    Speaker
    • Jamie Kern Lima Founder IT Cosmetics
  • 2:30 pm 2:40 pm
    Marketing to the Next Generation: How PacSun Dove Into NFTs, Gaming, Crypto and More

    Her brand has dived headfirst into the metaverse with its own video game, done collabs with the likes of Kanye, Kendall + Kylie, and Jerry Lorenzo, and was the first youth fashion retailer to accept cryptocurrency. Whether it’s through VR, AR, Roblox, NFTs, or live streaming, we can’t think of a brand that’s done a better job connecting – and being relevant to – the next generation. Listen to this engaging chat where PacSun President Brieane Olson talks about her brand’s journey straight to the heart of the youth consumer with Obele Brown-West, chief solutions officer for Tinuiti, PacSun’s media agency of record. You won’t want to miss it.

    Speakers
    • Brieane Olson President PacSun
    • Obele Brown-West Chief Solutions Officer Tinuiti
  • 2:45 pm 3:30 pm
    Indra Nooyi on Living Your Life in Full

    Indra Nooyi, the former CEO of PepsiCo, will discuss how she — the first woman of color and immigrant to run a Fortune 50 company — transformed PepsiCo with a unique vision, a vigorous pursuit of excellence, and a deep sense of purpose. With grace, grit and good humor, Indra will discuss how she changed the ethos at PepsiCo with her concept of “Performance With Purpose,” as well the difficulties she experienced managing her demanding job with her growing family. She will also present her ideas for how our society can blend work and family — and advance women — in the 21st century. You won’t want to miss it!

    Speaker
    • Indra Nooyi Former Chairman and CEO PepsiCo
    Moderator
    • Jane Hanson CEO and Founder HHH Productions
  • 3:40 pm 4:20 pm
    Networking

    No screens, no Zoom meetings, no “you’re muted [insert name here]” – just some much needed in-person networking.

  • 4:20 pm 4:30 pm
    Member Moment and Introduction of Gifting Brands, Our Charity Partner

    What’s it like to be a part of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle? Hear directly from one of the members of this amazing community of women, Jeannie Barsam, CEO and founder of Gifting Brands. Gifting Brands is focused on elevating the way luxury and upscale brands will make an impact in the world. Women in Retail Leadership Circle is proud to call Gifting Brands our charity partner.

    Speaker
    • Jeannie Barsam Founder and CEO Gifting Brands
  • 4:35 pm 4:45 pm
    Elizabeth Buchanan and Karen Katz Fireside Chat on Leadership, Building Your Personal Brand, and Impacting Future Generations of Women Leaders

    Join Rokt chief commercial officer and Vital Voices board member Elizabeth Buchanan, and Karen Katz, former CEO of Neiman Marcus Group and Under Armour board member, for a discussion around leveraging your personal brand, getting more women into boardrooms, and using influence to to impact future generations of women leaders.

    Speakers
    • Karen Katz Retail Advisor, Board Member, and Former President and CEO Neiman Marcus Group
    • Elizabeth Buchanan Chief Commercial Officer Rokt
  • 4:50 pm 5:30 pm
    Solution Stories: A Real Discussion Around Retail Challenges and How Leaders Solved Them

    Retailers have faced many challenges over the past two years. Whether it was the “Great Resignation,” inventory and supply chain issues, digital transformation challenges, or meeting the needs of the ever-changing consumer, retailers have had a lot to overcome lately. But just as there have been many challenges, there have also been many great success stories around solving these challenges. In this frank discussion, you’ll hear retail leaders discuss key challenges they have faced at their companies, and how they overcame them thanks to their leadership skills, stellar teams, new and innovative strategies, and more. You’ll leave this session with both inspiring stories and real tactics you can use in your business today.

    Speakers
    • Kamy Scarlett Chief Human Resources Officer. Best Buy, and Executive Vice President, Best Buy Canada
    • Rebecca Wooters Chief Digital Officer Signet Jewelers
    • Shelley Liebsch Chief Merchandising Officer J.Jill
    • Muriel F. Gonzalez Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer The Vitamin Shoppe
    Moderator
    • Trish Mosconi Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and Corporate Development Leader Synchrony
  • 5:35 pm 5:45 pm
    Inspiring the Modern Woman: LoveShackFancy on Brand and Community Building

    Inspired by vintage finds and wholeheartedly embracing unabashed femininity and strength, LoveShackFancy has rapidly inspired multiple generations of women. This session will focus on how the brand reaches and creates community for the Gen Z and Millennial female shoppers who love romantic style and have luxe brand shopping affinity. We will also delve into details of how tentpole activations – driven by digital innovation – supported key brand moments throughout the calendar year, from collaboration launches to experiential store openings to seasonal releases.

    Speakers
    • Sarah Engel President January Digital
    • Stacy Lilien President LoveShackFancy
  • 5:50 pm 6:30 pm
    Kicking Ass and Taking on Ageism by Leslie Maxie, OLY

    Can embracing your grey open up new opportunities? Can owning your story empower your narrative and elevate your results? These key questions and more will be answered in this exciting and inspiring keynote presentation from Leslie Maxie, a 1988 U.S. Olympian,  television broadcast journalist, and international motivational speaker. In her presentation, Leslie will discuss her life as an Olympian and how her olympic journey informed her story, why she moved into broadcast journalism and subsequently public speaking, the freedom she discovered in her journey to grey-haired silver assassin, and top tips for women who want to make their voices heard. Don’t miss it!

    Speaker
    • Leslie Maxie Founder and Chief Creative Officer Maxie Media Group
  • 6:30 pm 9:00 pm
    Welcome Reception and Summit Soirée

    Let’s celebrate being together again! Stop by Synchrony’s welcome reception for live music, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails from 6:30-7:30 p.m., then join us at the Women in Retail Summit Soirée for a roaming dinner, music and socializing!

Tuesday, April 26

  • 7:00 am 8:00 am
    Yoga or Self-Defense Class

    Join us for group yoga or a self-defense class, sponsored by Afterpay!

  • 8:00 am 9:00 am
    Breakfast and Morning Mingle
  • 9:00 am 9:10 am
    Welcome

    Welcome to Day 2 of the Women in Retail Leadership Summit. We hope you’re ready for more! Let’s take a moment to hear from one of our Women in Retail members.

  • 9:15 am 9:25 am
    Change through Challenge: Executing Business Transformation

    Transformation drives forward motion. Representing change and growth, transformation is exciting yet terrifying for all the same reasons. While transformation is a natural part of development, few have the opportunity to play a pivotal role in the transformation of a company while simultaneously developing as a leader. Bread Financial, formerly Alliance Data, recently completed its multi-year transformation from a behind-the-scenes marketing and loyalty company to a consumer-facing, tech-forward provider of payment, lending, and saving solutions. Leading Bread Financial’s Office of Transformation is Shannon Andrick, a tenured leader with extensive experience in  retail, marketing, business strategy and client partnerships. Hear from Shannon as she shares her experiences leading through significant change while also discussing her personal transformation journey and the importance of embracing challenges to find change.

    Speaker
    • Shannon Andrick Head of Transformation Delivery Office Bread Financial
  • 9:30 am 10:15 am
    Suzy Batiz on Resiliency, Creativity and Following Your Gut

    “I know at the end of my life, I will look back and even think the ‘bad’ times were perfect.” That is the mantra of entrepreneur Suzy Batiz, founder of ~Pourri, the Makers of Poo~Pourri, and one of America’s richest self-made women. She is on a journey of liberation. Over the course of her life she has experienced poverty, sexual and domestic abuse, depression and two bankruptcies — all of which led to what she calls “the luxury of losing everything.” Realizing that something had to change, she prioritized self-care, let go of the past and turned an idea into a $500 million empire. In this session, Suzy will share how she found her true purpose, how she keeps negativity at bay, how she leads with radical communication, and more.

    Speaker
    • Suzy Batiz CEVO (Chief Executive and Visionary Officer) ~Pourri, the Makers of Poo~Pourrri
  • 10:20 am 10:30 am
    Understanding How Board Governance Works and How to Secure a Seat at the Table

    You’ve landed a coveted board seat. Great! Now what? Finding your voice on your board is important to constructively challenge, assist and accelerate the company’s success. Cindy Marshall, founder and CEO of SHINE Strategy, and Dawn Robertson, CEO of OCM, will be joined by Carrie Parker, the senior vice president of marketing for Cordial, to talk about her experience navigating board dynamics and to share her thoughts on how you can use your unique experience to create value.

    Speakers
    • Carrie Parker Senior Vice President of Marketing Cordial
    • Cindy Marshall CEO and Founder SHINE Strategy
    • Dawn Robertson CEO OCM
  • 10:30 am 11:30 am
    Networking

    No screens, no Zoom meetings, no “you’re muted [insert name here]” – just some much needed in-person networking.

  • 11:30 am 11:40 am
    Empathy, Engagement and Enablement: Connecting with Your Frontline Teams on a Personal Level

    The hardest part of running retail stores isn’t the technology, the supply chain, the product, or the pricing. It’s the people. You’re counting on your store employees to implement new technology, launch new initiatives, and work more efficiently, but more often than not these team members are left behind and disengaged. In this fireside chat, Suzanne Kiggin, head of operations and customer care at American Signature Inc., talks to Melissa Wong, CEO and co-founder of Zipline, about the importance of employee engagement in the frontlines. Learn why truly understanding and connecting with your store teams on a personal level is key to creating a truly enabled workforce of brand ambassadors.

    Speakers
    • Suzanne Kiggin Vice President of Operations, Store Operations, and Customer Care American Signature, Inc.
    • Melissa Wong CEO and Co-founder Zipline
  • 11:45 am 12:30 pm
    Victoria Medvec on How to Negotiate Without Fear

    In this session, Victoria Medvec, master negotiator, professor at the Kellogg School of Management, accomplished CEO, and author of “Negotiate Without Fear: Strategies and Tools to Maximize Your Outcomes,” will discuss key negotiation best practices, including how to eliminate the fear that often impedes success in many negotiations. In this session, attendees will learn unique and proprietary negotiation strategies that Victoria honed over decades advising Fortune 500 clients on high-stakes, complex negotiations. Victoria’s session will be invaluable for anyone who hopes to sharpen their negotiating skills and achieve success in any arena. Don’t miss it!

    Speaker
    • Victoria Medvec Adeline Barry Davee Professor of Management & Organizations; Executive Director of the Center for Executive Women Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
  • 12:30 pm 1:45 pm
    Lunch and Roundtable Discussions by Pain Point
    Join your peers for lunch and roundtable discussions focused on specific pain points you may be facing as a retail executive. Pain point topics include:
    • DE&I Best Practices
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Hiring and Retaining Employees During the Great Resignation
    • Supply Chain Disruption
    • Finding the Right Technology Partners
    • Building Your Personal Brand
    • Meeting the Demands of the Ever-Changing Consumer

    Simply find a roundtable topic that you’re interested in and join the discussion. Share your experiences and learn from the experiences of others; offer ideas and new perspectives; and meet new contacts.

  • 1:45 pm 1:55 pm
    Why the Law of Averages Doesn’t Work in a Shopper-First World

    As women in retail, we are uniquely positioned to approach shoppers with experiences as diverse as they are. Yet, how we operate as brands still centers around the law of averages — and a bell curve does not love an outlier.

    Being shopper-first is about beating the law of averages, looking beyond the aggregate, and offering shoppers experiences that transcend their segment and persona. We’ll show you how a group of forward-thinking executives in retail are pioneering a shopper-centric approach by leveraging the right tech, making channel-agnostic organizational shifts, and using new measurements of success to meet shoppers where they are, rapidly respond to their nuanced preferences, and give them highly coordinated experiences that are anything but average. Join us to learn the secret sauce behind the shopper-first future of retail.

    Speaker
    • Sarah Cascone Vice President of Marketing Bluecore
  • 2:00 pm 3:00 pm
    A Courageous Conversation about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    If brand is the DNA, DEI is the soul of the organization. The work entails transforming the culture and it begins with courageous conversation. Our Women in Retail board member, Jasmine Bellamy, is our first diversity and inclusion director, and serves as the vice president of planning and allocation at Reebok. She also leads change management under United Against Racism. In 2020 she created Courageous Conversations and invited Rick Holifield of MRH Consultants to cultivate safe space for the organization to explore key topics of DEI and put them into practice “to evoke meaningful change’ and they are bringing this dynamic experience LIVE to the WIRLS stage. Get ready for an interactive and frank discussion about identifying and dismantling assumptions and perceptions around race, bias, otherness, and more. After this session, you will be prepared to ignite real change around diversity, equity and inclusion in your company.

    Speakers
    • Jasmine Bellamy Vice President, Merchandising, Planning and Allocation Reebok
    • Rick Holifield Principal Consultant MRH Consulting Group
  • 3:00 pm 4:00 pm
    Networking

    No screens, no Zoom meetings, no “you’re muted [insert name here]” – just some much needed in-person networking.

  • 4:00 pm 4:10 pm
    The Social Network: Forming Personal Connections as a Career KPI

    In today’s globalized world, networking is often thrown around as a buzzword. But for those who want to advance, succeed, and feel fulfilled in the workplace, networking is a must-have skill. A prior connection can make or break new roles or promotions. For women, who may hesitate to ask for assistance to avoid appearing vulnerable, building and leveraging their network can be a bigger challenge still. At the same time, leadership and excellence come from triumphing over adversity; so in a still male-dominated world, women leaders and mentors have much to offer.

    Speaker
    • Charlotte Glatt Growth Strategy Manager Riskified
  • 4:15 pm 5:00 pm
    View From the Top: Leadership Lessons from Retail Leaders

    More women are getting a seat at the C-Suite table than ever before, but it’s been anything but a cakewalk to get there. In this engaging and inspiring session, hear from female executives on how they pushed their limits and those of the retail industry to get to the top. Get to know these extraordinary leaders in a no-holds-barred conversation on the hard choices they made in their journey toward becoming successful, and what superpowers got them there.

    Speakers
    • Stephanie Pugliese President of the Americas Under Armour
    • Winnie Park CEO Forever 21
    • Chandra Holt CEO and President Conn's HomePlus
    • Lisa Price Founder Carol's Daughter/L'Oreal USA
    Moderator
    • Cindy Solomon Founder, CEO and President Courageous Leadership Institute, Inc.
  • 5:00 pm 5:15 pm
    Honoring the 2022 Top Women in Retail and Women on the Rise

    Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of the 2022 Top Women in Retail and Women on the Rise! And don’t forget to grab a copy of the 2022 Top Women in Retail report.

  • 5:30 pm 6:30 pm
    Women in Retail Cocktail Reception

    Join Women in Retail Leadership Circle for some delicious food, refreshing cocktails, and fun entertainment and activations amongst some great company. We promise it’s going to be a blast!

Wednesday, April 27

  • 7:00 am 8:00 am
    Yoga or Guided Meditation

    Join us for a group yoga on the Grand Lawn or a guided meditation, where participants will be guided through a series of meditations, including visualizations and breathwork. The goal is to leave powerfully restored and refreshed. Sponsored by Afterpay!

  • 8:00 am 9:00 am
    Breakfast and Morning Mingle
  • 9:00 am 9:10 am
    Welcome

    Welcome to the last day of the Women in Retail Leadership Summit. We’ve got tons packed into Day 3! Let’s take a moment to hear from one of our Women in Retail members.

  • 9:10 am 9:20 am
    Boston Proper: Curating a Personalized Shopping Experience With Conversational SMS

    For over 30 years, Boston Proper has been the best-kept fashion secret for women over 40. In this session, you’ll learn how the brand uses SMS to engage shoppers throughout their buying journey, and how the channel fits within the broader context of their digital marketing strategy.  Plus, hear how Boston Proper is leaning into the conversational nature of text messaging to understand their customers’ shopping habits, curate a more personalized shopping experience, and strengthen customer loyalty.

    Speakers
    • Taylor Clancy Senior Director of Strategic Enterprise Accounts Attentive
    • Liesel Walsh Senior Vice President of Marketing and Customer Experience Boston Proper
  • 9:25 am 10:10 am
    Joan Lunden and Jamie Hess on Health, Wellness and Defying Stereotypes

    In this fun and interactive keynote, celebrated news anchor and women’s health advocate Joan Lunden and her daughter, wellness expert and founder of NYCfitfam, will have a wide-ranging discussion around how women can take charge of their health and wellness. Joan and Jamie, who are also the brand ambassadors for INNOVO, will discuss Joan’s book, “Why Did I Come Into This Room?” which Joan wrote for women of all ages to learn about the effects of the aging process and how to be proactive in determining their best forms of care. They will also discuss how the definition of mid-life — as well as aging — has changed and how women everywhere are defying stereotypes! Don’t miss it!

    Speakers
    • Jamie Hess Wellness Mentor Creator @NYCfitfam; CEO The Big Ask Method
    • Joan Lunden Journalist/TV Host and Adjunct Professor at Lehigh College of Health Joan Lunden Productions
  • 10:15 am 10:25 am
    Owning Every Challenge: The DVF Way with Sherry Shi

    The secret to life is one thing: “OWN IT!”, as Diane von Furstenberg writes in her latest book. Join Sherry Shi, chief brand officer of Diane von Furstenberg, and Wunderkind as we explore how we can empower our customers and each other to “own” our strengths and weaknesses. How do we maintain authenticity in an industry that is constantly evolving and the standards are changing? How do we grow and scale and speak to a new generation of consumers while maintaining a brand voice? We’ll unpack all of this and more.

    Speakers
    • Vandana Ayyar Senior Director, Client Partnerships Wunderkind
    • Sherry Shi Chief Brand officer Diane von Furstenberg
  • 10:25 am 10:35 am
    Break
  • 10:35 am 10:45 am
    Empowering Women and Building a Strong Team

    Join Jamie Ridgley, senior director of strategic account management at Connexity, and Anna Bennudriti, senior director of digital analytics and customer acquisition at Belk, for a discussion around women’s tendency to take on additional responsibility, learning to feel empowered to delegate responsibilities and improving performance as a leader by building a strong team.

    Speakers
    • Jamie Ridgley Senior Director, Strategic Account Management Connexity
    • Anna Bennudriti Senior Director of Digital Analytics and Customer Acquisition Belk
  • 10:50 am 11:20 am
    Cindy Marshall on Inspirational Lessons for Leading Your Best Life

    Don’t miss this uplifting and dynamic keynote from Cindy Marshall’s book launch, “Sorry About Your Diagnosis — You’re Fired!” … As a 10-year breast cancer survivor and highly successful CMO, Cindy will share her life lessons in courage, tenacity, love and fragility. Hear the reality of how she overcame her most difficult days, like losing her hair AND her job during chemo. Learn how you can apply these tactics to everyday challenges in your life and SHINE On!

    Speaker
    • Cindy Marshall CEO and Founder SHINE Strategy
  • 11:20 am 12:05 pm
    How She Built This

    Rome wasn’t built in a day, and, as these retail entrepreneurs will tell you, neither were their companies. This panel of successful innovators will describe how they built their companies from the ground up, and provide actionable tips for how to persevere through failure and adversity. They’ll share stories about their hustle, their “pretty woman” moments, and the sheer joy of creating something from nothing. This session is designed to inspire the entrepreneur in all of us.

    Speakers
    • Nadia Boujarwah Co-founder and CEO Dia & Co
    • Yve-Car Momperousse Founder and CEO Kreyol Essence
    • Melanie Travis Founder and CEO Andie Swim
    • Denise Woodard CEO/Founder Partake Foods
    Moderator
    • Alexandra Wilkis Wilson Co-founder and Managing Partner Clerisy
  • 12:05 pm 1:30 pm
    Lunch & Closing Keynote: Sukhinder Singh Cassidy on Why Taking Risks Catalyzes Career Success

    Our careers are a series of choices, some of which feel daunting or career-ending. What do you do when you become paralyzed by fear and unable to act? And what if you make a move that doesn’t work out the way you’d hoped? How do you continue to take risks to find success, not once but many times? In this impactful presentation, Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, a leading technology executive, entrepreneur and founder of theBoardlist, will offer a new perspective for anyone afraid of making the wrong career choices. Sharing the misfires, unexpected circumstances, and surprising outcomes of her own journey, she will reveal the secrets of successful risk-taking. Through strategies, tips and provocative insights, Sukhinder will offer a refreshingly new road map to risk-taking that will bring you closer to your dreams!

    Speaker
    • Sukhinder Singh Cassidy Former president of StubHub, author of Wall Street Journal bestseller "Choose Possibility"
  • 1:30 pm 1:45 pm
    Close of Conference | Champagne Toast!
    Speakers
    • Jennifer DiPasquale President and Co-Founder Women in Retail Leadership Circle
    • Melissa Campanelli Co-Founder Women in Retail Leadership Circle

Coaches Corner

A Women in Retail Leadership Summit exclusive! Check out our "Coaches Corner," where Women in Retail-certified coaches offer 10 to 15 hours of free coaching over the duration of our event. Interested attendees can sign up for 30-minute meetings with our coaches on our virtual platform. Coaches who have signed on include:

Jennifer Thornton
Dr. Betty Orlandino
Abigail Cahill
Paula Black
Martina Mason
Jane Hanson
Quendrida Whitmore

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