Honoring the 2020 Top Women in Retail
Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC), sister brand of Total Retail, is proud to present its 10th annual list of the top women executives in the retail industry. Like the prior nine years, the 2020 Top Women in Retail list features a who’s who in the industry. Honorees, some of whom were nominated via a survey of our WIRLC members and Inner Circle e-newsletter subscribers, were chosen based on several criteria, including position within a retail organization, scope of responsibility within that position, career achievements, and involvement within the retail industry.
And to celebrate this being the 10th year of this exclusive issue, we’ve included a new feature to this year’s report: Women on the Rise. These honorees are women retail executives who are primed to take the next step in their careers and become tomorrow’s industry leaders. The Women on the Rise are helping to shape the future of retail organizations.
The women featured in this year’s issue are leaders of various departments and/or teams within their organizations, including general management, marketing, e-commerce, digital, technology, merchandising, and others. These women have helped their companies grow and thrive in a hypercompetitive and challenged retail environment, built and managed great teams, implemented new strategic initiatives, mentored and sponsored colleagues, given back to the industry, and in many cases helped to raise families.
Use this special issue as a resource to learn more about these leaders, from why they love working in retail to who their favorite leader is (and why) to the technology or consumer trend they believe will have the biggest impact on their businesses in 2020. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to leverage their wisdom to help move you forward in your career.
Furthermore, we’re especially excited about this year’s list of Top Women in Retail because many of the honorees will be in attendance and/or speaking at the seventh annual Women in Retail Leadership Summit, which is taking place at the Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, Miami, April 27-April 29. Each year, attendees to the Summit get to experience powerful presentations from women leaders in the retail industry; uncover leadership strategies to help further their careers; learn about the latest retail trends and technologies; and pick up valuable insights on how to take their careers — and businesses — to the next level. Attendees share best practices with new contacts, discuss industry issues, and find inspiration on how to conquer challenges in both their personal and professional lives.
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