Leadership

Kelly Cook's 5 Keys to Leadership Success
September 23, 2020 at 6:05 pm

Setting up a clear vision (and then getting out of the way), listening to your team members and customers, creating a safe environment for experimenting with ideas, surrounding yourself with high-performing talent, and feeding and nourishing that talent are the key leadership success drivers for Kelly Cook, chief marketing and IT officer at David’s Bridal.

In a Post-COVID-19 World, CEOs Should Model This Attribute
September 23, 2020 at 5:13 pm

For several years, we've been studying how leaders can be resilient in the face of disruption. Based on our research and interviews with CEOs, we identified five characteristics that are likely to enhance their ability to navigate through disruptive times. We first reported on these themes in our 2017 article, "Can CEOs Be Un-Disruptable?," and…

Why You Can't Miss Our September Virtual Exchange
September 17, 2020 at 7:05 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Ashley Chiaradio and Joe Keenan discuss the upcoming Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange, which is taking place on Wed., Sept. 23. Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchanges are live virtual events that feature interviews with leading retail executives on a variety…

Amy Errett on How Madison Reed Pivoted During the Pandemic
September 16, 2020 at 5:04 pm

During the August Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange, Amy Errett, CEO and founder of Madison Reed, an omnichannel beauty brand that's challenging industry titans in the hair color space, participated in a virtual discussion with Jennifer DiPasquale, co-founder and president of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle.

Target Pledges to Increase Number of Black Employees by 20% Over 3 Years
September 14, 2020 at 9:21 pm

In conjunction with the release of a racial and gender breakdown of its team across all levels of the company, Target last week announced plans to increase representation of Black team members by 20 percent over the next three years by sharpening its focus on advancement, retention and hiring. Target said it has had diversity and inclusion…

Bluemercury CEO Marla Beck Shares Best Practices for Growing a Brand
September 2, 2020 at 12:42 pm

During our August installment of the Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange, Marla Beck, CEO and co-founder of Bluemercury, a high-growth luxury beauty retail chain which was acquired by Macy’s in 2015, participated in a discussion with Melissa Campanelli, co-founder of Women in Retail Leadership Circle and brand and content director of Total Retail. The two discussed everything from what Beck has learned over the years being a leader during challenging times, to how product innovation factors into Bluemercury's future plans, and everything in between.

Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange, September 2020
August 31, 2020 at 8:04 pm

This video originally appeared on Total Retail’s sister site, Women in Retail Leadership Circle. Setting up a clear vision (and then getting out of the way), listening to your team members and customers, creating a safe environment for experimenting with ideas, surrounding yourself with high-performing talent, and feeding and nourishing that talent are the key leadership […]

How Beekeeper's Naturals is Disrupting the Retail Medicine Market
August 24, 2020 at 3:11 pm

In episode 261 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Carly Stein, founder and CEO of Beekeeper's Naturals, a bee-powered natural wellness company that's obsessed with revamping the conventional medicine cabinet. Listen in as Stein discusses the inspiration behind the natural medicines company, her career background, and how she informally tested Beekeeper's Natural products…

Announcing the Women in Retail Leadership Days Virtual Experience
August 20, 2020 at 4:57 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Ashley Chiaradio and Kristina Stidham discuss sister brand Women in Retail Leadership Circle’s newly announced virtual event, Women in Retail Leadership Days. The WIRLC team strategically designed the Women in Retail Leadership Days virtual experience to connect our community of women leaders throughout October. The event agenda…

FabFitFun's Founder on How to Keep Your Team Motivated During a Crisis
August 19, 2020 at 12:12 pm

During our July installment of the Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange, Katie Echevarria Rosen Kitchens, co-founder and editor-in-chief of FabFitFun, a lifestyle membership platform designed to inspire women to lead happier, healthier lives through product and brand discovery, participated in a virtual fireside chat with Melissa Campanelli, co-founder of Women in Retail Leadership Circle as well as brand and content director of Total Retail.