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March 23 - April 13, 2021

Agenda

Keynotes
Panels
Networking
Activations
Workshops
All times Eastern Standard Time

Week 1

Tuesday, March 23 Add Day to Calendar

  • 11:00 am 11:05 am Add to Calendar
    Welcome!

    Welcome to Women in Retail Leadership Circle’s Women in Retail Leadership Days!

    Speaker
    • Jennifer DiPasquale Co-Founder Women in Retail Leadership Circle
  • 11:05 am 11:40 am Add to Calendar
    Kathy Ireland on Self-Care, Being Resilient, Facing Your Fears and More!

    Supermodel turned mogul Kathy Ireland got her start in business by launching a line of socks with Kmart in 1993. Since then, she has built a licensing empire by lending her name, taste and marketing prowess to more than 17,000 products. In this inspiring opening keynote, Kathy will discuss her career journey, how she has been able to grow such a huge empire, why it’s so important to face your fears, and more. She’ll also offer up some of the personal wellness tips she swears by! Special note: Kathy will be interviewed by Emmy award-winning news anchor Jane Hanson, the former co-host of New York Live on NBC-TV in New York.

    Speaker
    • Kathy Ireland CEO and Chief Designer kathy ireland Worldwide
  • 11:40 am 12:20 pm Add to Calendar
    Networking Meetup
    Get ready to connect with your favorite women in retail during this fun and interactive networking session. This is a structured opportunity to meet accomplished women in the retail industry, face to face. You’ll be randomly assigned to a group of  up to four fabulous attendees, and you’ll have the opportunity to get to know one another for ten minutes.  When time is up, you’ll be automatically assigned to another fabulous group with whom you can chat. Enjoy!
    Get ready to connect with your favorite women in retail during this fun and interactive networking session. This is a structured opportunity to meet accomplished women in the retail industry, face to face. You'll be randomly assigned to a group of four  fabulous attendees, and you'll have the opportunity to get to know one another for ten minutes. After ten minutes, you'll be randomly assigned to another fabulous group whom you can chat with. Enjoy! | more

Friday, March 26 Add Day to Calendar

  • 11:00 am 11:20 pm Add to Calendar
    Say Yes to What's Next With Lori Allen

    Women today are facing so much uncertainty—about life and the future. The need to pivot is stronger than ever, but many of us feel powerless to change or simply don’t know how to take that first step. Listen in as Lori Allen, business owner, breast cancer survivor, and star of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, walks you through how to success despite challenging times, and how to turn setbacks into opportunities. Don’t miss it!

    Women today are facing so much uncertainty—about life and the future. The need to pivot is stronger than ever, but many of us feel powerless to change or simply don’t know how to take that first step. Listen in as Lori Allen, business owner, breast cancer survivor, and star of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, walks you through how to success despite challenging times, and how to turn setbacks into opportunities. Don't miss it! | more
    Speaker
    • Lori Allen Founder Bridals by Lori
  • 11:20 am 12:00 pm Add to Calendar
    How Reebok Is Creating an Inclusive Culture

    Diversity and inclusion are hot topics today. Executive are prioritizing the need for diverse teams and leadership, and starting to understand the steps needed for real change. But many companies are struggling with where to start. What do they need to do to really make a difference? In this session, a team from a leading retailer will discuss how they were able to implement a diversity and inclusion program that’s creating an inclusive culture at the company. You’ll leave with a step-by-step action plan you can use to implement a similar  program at your company.

    Diversity and inclusion are hot topics today. Executive are prioritizing the need for diverse teams and leadership, and starting to understand the steps needed for real change. But many companies are struggling with where to start. What do they need to do to really make a difference? In this session, team members from Reebox will discuss how they were able to implement a diversity and inclusion program that's creating an inclusive culture at the company. You'll leave with a step-by-step action plan you can use to implement a similar  program at your company. | more
    Speakers
    • Viv Rettke Head of Transformation Reebok
    • Jasmine Bellamy Head of Merchandising, Planning and Allocation Reebok
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Week 2

Tuesday, March 30 Add Day to Calendar

  • 11:00 am 11:05 am Add to Calendar
    Welcome to Week 2!
    Speaker
    • Melissa Campanelli Co-Founder Women in Retail Leadership Circle
  • 11:05 am 11:45 am Add to Calendar
    Understanding Your Money Personality With Jean Chatzky

    Want to manage your money better? Try managing it according to your money personality! During this session, you’ll hear from TODAY‘s financial editor and best-selling author Jean Chatzky, who will discuss her unique MoneyType personality test that was developed in conjunction with a psychologist and designed to uncover the traits that drive your financial decisions. To get the most out the session, please take the test here. After you answer the questions, you will receive a MoneyType report that will be broken down into five personality traits, giving you insights into how you think about and manage money. The results are a distinct combination based on your answers. You’ll get a break down of the pieces that make you you, and provide guidance, new techniques and ideas that will help you live a better financial life!

     

     

     

    All of us want to live a better financial life, but most of us don;t know how to achieve that. Well Look no further, this session is designed to help you manage your money better based on your money personality.  During this session, you'll hear from TODAY‘s financial editor and best-selling author Jean Chatzky, who will discuss her unique MoneyType personality test that was developed in conjunction with a psychologist and designed to uncover the traits that are driving your financial decisions | more
    Speaker
    • Jean Chatzky CEO HerMoney.com
  • 11:45 am 12:15 pm Add to Calendar
    Courageous Leadership Through Chaos Workshop 

    Never before has the world of work been more challenging, confusing and uncertain. Most of us are exhausted from feeling like our schedules, productivity and life (homeschooling anyone?) are disrupted with every email, organizational challenge and Zoom call. The burden on us as leaders (and women) has never been greater. In this provocative, interactive and often hilarious workshop, Cindy Solomon will share her wisdom from over two decades of experience building Courageous Leadership with clients like Google, Kraft, Marriott, Oracle, Salesforce and over 400 others. If you’re looking for a way to build your career, your organization’s success and your personal productivity…and your sanity… this is the session for you.

    In this provocative, interactive and often hilarious workshop, Cindy Solomon will share her wisdom from over two decades of experience building Courageous Leadership with clients like Google, Kraft, Marriott, Oracle, Salesforce and over 400 others. If you're looking for a way to build your career, your organization's success and your personal productivity...and your sanity... this is the session for you. | more
    Speaker
    • Cindy Solomon Founder, CEO and President Courageous Leadership Institute, Inc.

Thursday, April 1 Add Day to Calendar

  • 11:00 am 11:40 am Add to Calendar
    Golden Nuggets of Advice: Life and Leadership Tips from Retail Leaders

    In this informative and insightful panel, leading retail CEOs will discuss some of their favorite, tips, tricks and life around how to be a successful leader and professional today. Listen in as they discuss their favorite ways to motivate or bond their teams; how they personally escape work ruts or challenging days; what podcast/book inspires them; and more. You won’t want to miss it!

    In this informative and insightful panel, leading retail CEOs will discuss some of their favorite, tips, tricks and life around how to be a successful leader and professional today. Listen in as they discuss their favorite ways to motivate or bond their teams; how they personally escape work ruts or challenging days; what podcast/book inspires them; and more. You won't want to miss it! | more
    Speakers
    • Cindi Bigelow President and CEO Bigelow Tea
    • Virginia “Gina” C. Drosos Chief Executive Officer Signet Jewelers
    • Miki Berardelli Principal miki b llc
    • Stephanie Pugliese President, North America Under Armour
  • 11:40 am 12:10 pm Add to Calendar
    Idea Exchange: Return to Office Strategies and Keeping Employees Motivated

    Join our virtual idea exchange, where you’ll have the chance to meet other retailers who are experiencing some of the same pain points and challenges you are sharing. Moderated by a Women in Retail board member, attendees will have the chance to and exchange ideas solutions, and collaborate with peers who are working on similar challenges and opportunities. Attendees will be able to join one of two topic discussions: Return to Office Strategies and Keeping Employees Motivated

    Join our virtual idea exchange, where you'll have the chance to meet other retailers who are experiencing some of the same pain points and challenges you are sharing. Moderated by a Women in Retail board member, attendees will have the chance to and exchange ideas solutions, and collaborate with peers who are working on similar challenges and opportunities. Attendees will be able to join one of two topic discussions: Return to Office Strategies and Keeping Employees Motivated | more
    Speaker
    • Jeannie Barsam Senior Vice President of Merchandise Operations The Michaels Companies, Inc.

Week 3

Tuesday, April 6 Add Day to Calendar

  • 11:00 am 11:05 am Add to Calendar
    Welcome to Week 3!
    Speaker
    • Jennifer DiPasquale Co-Founder Women in Retail Leadership Circle
  • 11:05 am 11:45 am Add to Calendar
    Overcoming Doubts and Doubters with Hint Founder and CEO Kara Goldin

    Do you have a dream that you are not pursuing because of fear and self-doubt? Have you let other people’s opinions drown out your own? What if…you could move forward with certainty towards your dream and ignore the naysayers? That’s exactly what we’ll discuss in this conversation with Kara Goldin, founder and CEO of Hint, and author of the bestselling book Undaunted. Kara will inspire you to move past your fears and defy the doubters. As Kara says, it doesn’t matter whether you feel confident; it matters what you actually do.

    Speaker
    • Kara Goldin Founder and CEO Hint, Inc.
  • 11:45 am 12:15 pm Add to Calendar
    Author Workshops

    We’re so excited about our Author Workshops, where attendees will have the chance to discuss some of their favorite leadership and health and wellness books with the authors who wrote them!  Be sure to read through the digital chapters of the books you were sent and then decide which meetup you would like to attend! Put your thinking caps on and get ready for a great discussion!

    Speakers
    • Shellye Archambeau Author Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers, and Create Success on Your Own Terms
    • Amy Shah, M.D. Author I'm So Effing Tired

Friday, April 9 Add Day to Calendar

  • 11:00 am 11:40 am Add to Calendar
    Meet the New Next Gen: The Women Transitioning Their Careers for a Successful Second Act

    In this session, you will meet select members for Women in Retail Leadership Circle’s latest report titled, The New Next Gen: The Women That Are Transitioning Their Careers for a Successful Second Act. The report — and this panel — celebrate women who have reinvented themselves and their careers after the age of 40. Listen in as panelists discuss what inspired you  to make a change later in their careers; the primary challenges they confronted in making this career change and how they overcame them; and advice  for other women who may be interested in a change further into their career? This panel is designed to spotlight women leaders who have proven they have even more success in front of them than they have behind them!

    In this session, you will meet select members for Women in Retail Leadership Circle's latest report titled, The New Next Gen: The Women That Are Transitioning Their Careers for a Successful Second Act. The report -- and this panel -- celebrate women who have reinvented themselves and their careers after the age of 40. Listen in as panelists discuss what inspired you  to make a change later in their careers; the primary challenges they confronted in making this career change and how they overcame them; and advice  for other women who may be interested in a change further into their career? This panel is designed to spotlight women leaders who have proven they have even more success in front of them than they have behind them! | more
    Speakers
    • Stephanie Stuckey CEO Stuckey's
    • Susan Feldman Founder In The Groove
    • Sheena Franklin Founder and CEO K'ept Health
    • Shelley Zalis Chief Executive Officer The Female Quotient
    • Melisse Shaban Founder and CEO Virtue Labs
  • 11:40 am 12:10 pm Add to Calendar
    Idea Exchange: Being a Socially-Responsible Company and Forecasting and Budgeting in 2021 and Beyond

    Join our virtual idea exchange, where you’ll have the chance to meet other retailers who are experiencing some of the same pain points and challenges you are sharing. Moderated by a Women in Retail board member, attendees will have the chance to and exchange ideas solutions, and collaborate with peers who are working on similar challenges and opportunities. Attendees will be able to join one of two topic discussions: Being a Socially-Responsible Company and Forecasting and Budgeting in 2021 and Beyond

    Join our virtual idea exchange, where you'll have the chance to meet other retailers who are experiencing some of the same pain points and challenges you are sharing. Moderated by a Women in Retail board member, attendees will have the chance to and exchange ideas solutions, and collaborate with peers who are working on similar challenges and opportunities. Attendees will be able to join one of two topic discussions: Being a Socially-Responsible Company and Forecasting and Budgeting in 2021 and Beyond | more
    Speakers
    • Kristin Smith Senior Vice President, Digital Hanna Andersson
    • Lauri Kien Kotcher CEO hello products

Week 4

Tuesday, April 13 Add Day to Calendar

  • 11:00 am 11:05 am Add to Calendar
    Welcome to Week 4!
    Speaker
    • Melissa Campanelli Co-Founder Women in Retail Leadership Circle
  • 11:05 am 11:45 am Add to Calendar
    Covid-19's Impact on Working Women ... And What to Do About It

    As we all know by now, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the economy, and working women have experienced more than their fair share of economic losses. For starters, the industries that employ more women, like retail, healthcare and hospitality, were hit very hard by the pandemic. Second, the mass closures of child care centers and schools have forced many women to leave the workforce to care for their children. In fact, between February 2020 and August 2020, mothers of children 12 years and younger lost 2.2 million jobs, compared to the 870,000 jobs lost by fathers. So what can we, as industry leaders, do about it and implement within our own company? In this enlightening discussion, you’ll hear from three leaders working to turn this issue around, and leave with new ideas and concrete steps to implement now.

    As we all know by now, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the economy, and working women have experienced more than their fair share of economic losses. So what can we, as industry leaders, do about it and implement within our own company? In this enlightening discussion, you'll hear from three leaders working to turn this issue around, and leave with new ideas and concrete steps to implement now. | more
    Speakers
    • Reshma Saujani Founder and CEO Girls Who Code
    • Shannon Gordon CEO theBoardlist
    • Denise Chase Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives The Mom Project’s Enterprise
  • 11:45 am 12:05 pm Add to Calendar
    Radical Candor: Creating a Culture of Feedback

    Kim Scott knows a lot about feedback. In fact, her best-selling book, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, is all about it. Kim believes that the relationships you have with other team members is at the center of your success — individually and collectively. And, at the heart of these relationships is Radical Candor, a simple framework she developed to help leaders build a culture of great feedback. In this session Kim will discuss the Radical Candor concept and how it enables leaders to give feedback in a way that challenges their teams directly —  but also lets them know that they care about them personally. It will help you and all the people you work with do the best work of your careers and build stronger working relationships. 

    Kim Scott knows a lot about feedback. In fact, her best-selling book, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, is all about it. In this session Kim will discuss the Radical Candor concept and how it enables leaders to give feedback in a way that challenges their teams directly --  but also lets them know that they care about them personally. It will help you and all the people you work with do the best work of your careers and build stronger working relationships.  | more
    Speaker
    • Kim Scott Co-founder Radical Candor
  • 12:05 pm 12:10 pm Add to Calendar
    Closing Remarks

    Some final thoughts and words of inspiration from the co-founder of Women in Retail Leadership Circle as we wrap up Women in Retail Leadership Days!

    Speaker
    • Melissa Campanelli Co-Founder Women in Retail Leadership Circle