Amazon to Invest $150M in VC Funds Backing Underrepresented Founders
October 5, 2022 at 12:23 pm announced Wednesday it would spend $150 million in venture capital funds on firms that are backing companies founded by underrepresented founders. The online retail giant dubbed the initiative "Amazon Catalytic Capital" and expects to support more than 10 funds and over 200 companies through the next year, it said in a press release. The company…

How a 9-Year-Old Girl Taught bareMinerals' Creator the True Meaning of Beauty
July 15, 2020 at 5:38 pm

During the most recent Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Lounge, Leslie Blodgett, former CEO and creator of bareMinerals, participated in an interview during which she discussed her new book, “Pretty Good Advice: For People Who Dream Big and Work Harder,” as well as her unique interviewing style, the value of humor in business, the best career advice she’s received, and more. In this video clip from the session, Blodgett discuss her unconventional leadership style and how she once had a nine-year-old girl as a mentor.

Victoria's Secret CEO Jan Singer Shares Her Secrets to Leadership Success
May 30, 2018 at 10:41 am

In this video, Jan Singer, CEO of Victoria's Secret, shares her top leadership tips and more. Women in Retail Leadership Circle interviewed Singer at this year's Outstanding Mother Awards event in New York City, where she was being honored along with Chelsea Clinton, vice chair, Clinton Foundation; Artemis Patrick, chief merchandising officer, Sephora; and Jessica Simpson, singer/entertainer, and founder and CEO, Jessica Simpson Collection.

A Few Thoughts From Costco’s Jim Sinegal
November 1, 2017 at 2:31 pm

It’s not often that you get to hear from retail legends like Jim Sinegal, co-founder and director of Costco Wholesale Corp. That’s why I was so excited to attend his talk at SAP’s Retail Executive Forum, which was held in New York City earlier this month. And he didn't disappoint. Sinegal served as the CEO…

A Chat With Cindy DiPietrantonio, President of Alex and Ani, Part 2
September 20, 2017 at 12:28 pm

This article originally appeared in Total Retail's sister publication, Inner Circle, the Women in Retail Leadership Circle's weekly e-newsletter. Here's part one of this two-part interview. We’re excited to share part two of our interview with Cindy DiPietrantonio, president of Alex and Ani, an omnichannel retailer of…