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Why Attend?

Three days of inspiration, education and connection with fellow executive women at leading retailers and brands — that only begins to describe the Women in Retail Leadership Summit, taking place at the beautiful and elegant Ritz-Carlton in Miami, April 27-29, 2020.

As an attendee, you'll experience powerful presentations from women leaders; uncover new and innovative leadership strategies; and learn about the latest retail and technology trends. Share best practices with new contacts, discuss industry issues, and find inspiration on how to conquer challenges in both your personal and professional lives at this unique event.

Download our agenda here.

Check out the 2019 Summit experience video below!

The range of topics was great, especially the women-specific leadership components. The event also provided a fabulous forum to meet with other interesting women colleagues."
Jean Wilson, CIO, L.L. Bean


  • Participation in this unique event enables women in leadership positions at retail companies to network, learn from each other and improve business processes. Share best practices with new contacts, discuss industry issues, and find inspiration on how to conquer challenges in both your personal and professional lives.
  • Experience powerful presentations from women leaders; uncover trending leadership strategies, the latest omnichannel and mobile best practices, and more! Learn the keys to success firsthand from your peers and walk away with knowledge that will benefit your organization and career.
  • Share ideas, ask questions and maybe even just commiserate with colleagues. Between the in-the-trenches sessions, lively and interactive roundtable discussions, and our networking receptions, the Women in Retail Leadership Summit will be an intimate event buoyed by great conversations and easy access to speakers and fellow attendees.
  • Women in Retail Leadership Summit is in Miami! And not just any old part of Miami. The conference will take place at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne. The Ritz-Carlton is a tropical island oasis located minutes from downtown Miami and South Beach.
  • Your registration to the Women in Retail Leadership Summit includes two nights at the The Ritz-Carlton - woot, woot!

A great event, a great group of leaders. I left re-energized!"

Claudia Cividino, CEO Americas, BALLY

Justify Your Trip

The Women in Retail Leadership Summit is the first and only event of its kind that enables women in leadership positions at retail companies to network, learn from each other, improve business processes and hit the reset button to soar to new heights. Share best practices with new contacts, discuss industry issues, and find inspiration on how to conquer challenges in both your personal and professional life. And these are not idle promises.

What's Included
From the moment you arrive at the Miami International Airport, you’ll experience the white-glove treatment that’s the hallmark of the Summit. In addition to an extraordinary agenda, you receive all of the following for the conference cost of $2,350:

  • Transportation from the airport to the hotel
  • Two-night accommodation at the Ritz-Carlton
  • WIRLS Swag Bag
  • Expert content, connections and so much more, etc.

Need Approval?
We realize adding a new conference to your annual planning can be a budget challenge. If you need something in writing to present to management, perhaps this memo would help.

If approval isn’t necessary, then register here.

Inspiring presentations, great venue, and amazing social events. The Women in Retail Leadership Summit team makes it so fun and easy!"

Sheryl Clark, President and CEO of Beyond Proper by Boston Proper

Past Attendees

  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Chico's FAS
  • President and CEO, Things Remembered
  • VP, TJ Maxx Marketing, The TJX Companies, Inc.
  • Chief Marketing Officer, TJX Companies
  • CEO, Premium Brands (7 for All Mankind, Splendid, Ella Moss)
  • VP, Marketing, Barneys New York
  • SVP Global Retail, Under Armour
  • Chief Executive Officer, Stein Mart
  • Vice President, Digital Commerce, David’s Bridal
  • VP, Marketing, National Geographic Partners
  • President, Boston Proper
  • VP/EMM, | HauteLook
  • CEO, Glamsquad
  • SVP, Strategy & Insights, Lowe's
  • VP Ecommerce, Office Depot
  • VP, eCommerce, Dick's Sporting Goods
  • SVP Ecommerce, Pier 1 Imports
  • Marketing Director, Fossil
  • SVP, Old Navy
  • Chief Strategy Officer, Half Price Books
  • SVP, Marketing, Talbots
  • Director Ecommerce Marketing, Office Depot
  • Director of Marketing & Merchandising, National Geographic Store
  • CEO, Quidsi (Amazon)
  • President,
  • Sr. Manager, Digital Content & Testing, David's Bridal
  • Director mobile & eCommerce, QVC
  • Director, CRM & Customer Insights, Charming Charlie
  • Director, Jos. A Bank
  • VP, Social Media Marketing & PR, Chico's FAS
  • Global Retail Communications Manager, Deckers Brands
  • Senior Manager, Digital Strategy, Perry Ellis
  • Director, Digital Marketing, National Geographic Partners
  • Head of Change Management, Saks Fifth Avenue / Hudson's Bay
  • Director of Marketing, Charming Charlie
  • VP Digital, Formalwear, Tailored Brands
  • SVP, Ashley Home Stores
  • Operations Director, Sephora
  • CEO, Society+
  • VP of Marketing, Mattress Firm / MFRM Family of Brands
  • Marketing Director, GLAMSQUAD
  • Digital Marketing Manager, Bealls Outlet Stores
  • EVP & COO, FedEx
  • Global Lead, Consumer Engagement, Gap
  • Vice President, Digital Marketing, Hudson's Bay Company
  • Sr Director of Digital Media, American Eagle Outfitters
  • President, Sea Bags
  • Brand President, Chico's
  • Vice President Financial Services, Walmart
  • Vice President, Fresh Direct
  • Director, eCommerce, QVC
  • SEVP/Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Boscov's Department Store, LLC
  • VP, Global Digital, Coty Inc.
  • Vice President of Global Digital, Elizabeth Arden
  • Managing Director, KPC
  • Director of Digital Merchandising, David's Bridal
  • VP Finance, Toys R Us
  • SVP Customer Experience, Chico's FAS
  • CEO, Victoria’s Secret
  • Director of Finance, Planning & Allocation, Kendra Scott
  • Director, Customer Relationship Marketing & Analytics, Clinique
  • VP JetDirect,
  • Senior Exec, Disney Corporate Alliances - Retail, Walt Disney Company
  • Director, Merchandise Planning - Beauty & Subscription Businesses, QVC
  • Co-founder and CEO, The Grommet
  • President/CEO/Designer, Piper & Skye
  • CEO and Co-Founder, True&Co.
  • Online Marketing Manager, Tommy Hilfiger
  • Director, Sears
  • VP, Omni-channel & Customer User Exp, Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Sr. Director, eCommerce, Office Depot
  • Director - Merchandising, Development and Production, Kendra Scott Design
  • President Digital Commerce, CMO, Chico's FAS, Inc.
  • VP, Omnichannel Marketing, Golfsmith International
  • CMO, Premium Brands (7 for All Mankind, Splendid, Ella Moss)
  • Ecommerce Content Manager, Tommy Hilfiger
  • Director of Brand + Retail Marketing, EILEEN FISHER
  • Corp. Growth Channel Manager, Ace Hardware Corporation
  • Learning & Development Manager, Global Omni Channel, Deckers Brands
  • Corporate Manager, Ace Hardware Corporation
  • VP Omnichannel, Bluemercury
  • Corporate Manager- Retail Operations, Ace Hardware Corporation
  • President, WHBM, Chico's FAS
  • SVP Customer Experience, CHICOS FAS
  • Sr. Vice President, Customer Experience, Chico's FAS Inc.
  • CEO & Co-Founder, Stowaway Cosmetics, Inc
  • CEO, Zady
  • Former SVP, Marketing & Customer Experience, Saks Fifth Avenue & Holt Renfrew
  • VP Customer Insights and Brand Strategy, Victoria's Secret
  • VP, Site Management and Customer Experience, Men's Wearhouse
  • Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Business Development, Deckers Brands
  • Sr. Manager, Ecommerce & New Media, Teleflora / Petals International
  • Sr. Director HRBP - Global DTC, Under Armour
  • Senior Ecommerce Marketing Manager, Stein Mart
  • Senior Director Marketing Strategy, American Eagle Outfitters
  • Sr. Director, Engineering Ops, Groupon
  • CEO, Mom Central, Inc.
  • EVP/Chief Human Resources Officer, Chico's FAS, Inc.
  • Director of Wholesale Marketing, Eileen Fisher
  • Sr. Director CAI, Chico's FAS
  • Founder & CEO, ZipFit Denim
  • VP, Public Relations, Talbots
  • VP Marketing,
  • President & CEO, Country Curtains
  • VP, Brand and Client Strategy, Mom Central, Inc.
  • AVP Retail Operations, L'Oreal
  • Board of Directors, Vera Bradley
  • Brand President - Soma Intimates, Chico's FAS Inc.
  • Sr. Account Director, CJ Affiliate
  • President & CEO, Bella Luna Toys | Oompa Toys
  • SVP Ecommerce, Pier 1 Imports
  • VP Global Store Operations, Omni Channel, Deckers Brands
  • SVP, Customer Analytics & Intelligence, Chico's FAS
  • Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Assistant Secretary, Lowe's Companies, Inc.
  • Vice President of Information Technology, The Camuto Group, Vince Camuto
  • Marketing, GLAMSQUAD
  • AVP - Customer Insights, maurices
  • VP, eCommerce Marketing, Wolverine Worldwide
  • Ecommerce Manager, Estee Lauder
  • Executive Assistant to CEO, Camuto Group
  • SVP Digital, Nasty Gal
  • CEO, Iconery
  • Vice President, Customer Experience & SWAT Stylists, BaubleBar
  • CEO, Lands' End
  • VP Global Marketing Strategy, Kate Spade & Co.
  • Senior Manager, Mobile & Content, Rue La La
  • Director, Omni Channel Fulfillment, Kohls
  • Senior Vice President, Neiman Marcus
  • Government Relations, Director, Walgreen Co.
  • SVP E-commerce & Marketing, The Limited
  • Client Services Director, Industrial Color Productions
  • President, Nantucket General Store
  • Public Relations, Lands' End
  • Co-Founder, tanya-b
  • Vice President Furniture & Brand Development, Dimplex North America
  • Sr. Manager Retail Marketing, Make Up For Ever
  • Senior Director, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Corporate Human Resources Manager, Ace Hardware Corporation