Total Retail and the Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC), sister brand of Total Retail, are proud to present our eighth annual list of the Top Women in Retail, a comprehensive list of leading female executives in the retail industry. We'd like to thank Synchrony Financial, the exclusive sponsor of this year's Top Women in Retail list.
This year’s list of top women executives features a who’s who in the industry. Honorees were chosen based on several factors, including position within a retail organization, scope of responsibility within that position, career achievements, and involvement within the retail environment. We focused our search on women in the C-suite as well as women leading marketing, e-commerce, customer experience, media or digital teams. Furthermore, we deliberately included women who are leading large public companies as well as entrepreneurs who started companies that are becoming true disrupters in the retail space.
These women have helped their companies grow and thrive in an unsettled retail environment, built and managed great teams, launched new strategic initiatives, mentored colleagues, and given back to the industry. We're especially thrilled to highlight these women in 2018, which we believe will be the "Year of the Woman."
This list serves as a resource to learn more about these retail leaders, from what characterizes their leadership style to whom they turn to for advice to the latest retail technology trends they're tracking. It's an introspective look at some of the brightest minds in the retail industry.
These women will be honored at the Women in Retail Leadership Circle's fifth annual Women in Retail Leadership Summit, taking place April 16-18 at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami. The Summit will host 300 leading women retail executives for two-and-a-half days, with content focused on business strategy and executive professional development.
The Top Women in Retail list, featuring exclusive interviews with all honorees, can be downloaded for free here.
For more information about the Women in Retail Leadership Summit, visit www.womeninretailsummit.com.