Co-Founder, Women in Retail Leadership Circle
Melissa Campanelli is the co-founder of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle, a a unique, members-only networking group that offers enterprise-level women in the retail industry a place to learn, connect and grow. She is also Editor-in-Chief of Total Retail, a print magazine, website and e-letter (The Total Retail Report) that’s all about the integration of retail sales channels, including print/catalog, transactional websites and retail stores, as well as email, mobile, social media and more.
Prior to those positions, Melissa spent ten years at DM News, where she was first a senior editor and then deputy editor. She’s also a leading expert in small business e-commerce and author of the books “Entrepreneur Magazine’s Open an Online Business in 10 Days” and “55 Surefire Internet Businesses You Can Start for Under $5,000.”
In her free time, Melissa loves exploring New York City and Brooklyn (where she lives) and spending time with her family: Her husband Rob, an editor at Newsmax Media, and her fun and free-spirited children, Caroline (11) and Christopher (9). She is also very involved with the PTAs of her childrens’ schools.