Deirdre Quinn

Melissa Campanelli is Editor-in-Chief of Total Retail. She is an industry veteran, having covered all aspects of retail, tech, digital, e-commerce, and marketing over the past 20 years. Melissa is also the co-founder of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle.

Kristina Stidham is the digital content director at Women in Retail Leadership Circle and sister brand Total Retail. She is passionate about digital media and handles video, podcast and virtual event production for both brands. You can often find her at WIRLC, TR, or industry events with her camera and podcasting equipment recording interviews with retailers.

Kristina holds a B.A. in Media Studies and Production from the Temple University Klein College of Media and Communication in Philadelphia. Go Owls! When she's not in the office, she loves to go on long walks, sing around the house, hangout with her two pet guinea pigs, and travel to new places.

During the Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Lounge on May 28, Deirdre Quinn, co-founder and CEO of Lafayette 148 New York, participated in an interview that touched on everything from how the women's apparel company began making and providing surgical gowns for healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City to how the natural leadership instincts of women are especially important during these challenging times.

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