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New York City

Oct. 6, 2022

The Westin New York at Times Square

270 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036

Join us in New York City as we take the Women in Retail Leadership Circle “on the road”! Like the popular Women in Retail Leadership Summit, these invitation-only events enable executive women in leadership positions at retail companies the opportunity to network, learn from each other, and improve business processes.

WIRLC events are like no other, featuring content focusing on both executive professional development and retail business strategy. Attendees will hear inspiring keynote presentations from C-level women at enterprise retailers as well as from founders of startup companies disrupting the retail space. In addition to engaging keynote presentations, WIRLC: On the Road events feature thought-provoking panels as well as fun, unique networking opportunities. Take advantage of these opportunities to share your knowledge with new contacts, discuss industry issues, and find inspiration on how to conquer challenges in both your personal and professional lives.

The Oct. 6, 2022 agenda is subject to change. Check back periodically for updates!

Thursday, October 6

  • 8:00 am 9:00 am
    Breakfast and registration
  • 9:00 am 9:10 am
  • 9:10 am 9:25 am
    Platinum Partner Presentation
  • 9:25 am 10:05 am
  • 10:05 am 10:15 am
    Partner Presentation
  • 10:15 am 11:00 am
    Speed Networking
  • 11:00 am 11:15 am
  • 11:15 am 11:20 am
    Member Moment
  • 11:20 am 11:30 am
    Partner Presentation
  • 11:30 am 12:10 pm
    Solution Stories: A Real Discussion Around Retail Challenges and How Leaders Solved Them

    Retailers have faced many new challenges over the past two years. Whether it was the “Great Resignation,” prohibitive online privacy regulations, supply chain issues, or meeting the ever-changing needs of consumers, retailers have had a lot to overcome lately. But just as there have been many challenges, there have also been many great success stories around solving these challenges. In this frank discussion, you’ll hear retail leaders discuss key challenges they have faced at their companies, and how they overcame them thanks to their leadership skills, stellar teams, new and innovative strategies, and more. You’ll leave this session with both inspiring stories and real tactics you can use in your business today.

    • Molly Taylor Chief Merchant Saks OFF 5TH
    • Melanie Zimmerman Vice President, Macy's Media Network Macy's
  • 12:10 pm 1:40 pm
    Lunch and Roundtable Discussions by Pain Point
  • 1:40 pm 1:50 pm
    Partner Presentation
  • 1:50 pm 2:30 pm
  • 2:30 pm 2:45 pm
  • 2:50 pm 3:00 pm
    Member Moment
    • Dana Donofree Founder and CEO AnaOno
  • 3:00 pm 3:10 pm
    Partner Presentation
  • 3:10 pm 3:50 pm
  • 3:50 pm 4:00 pm
    Partner Presentation
  • 4:00 pm 4:40 pm
    Building an Inclusive Culture to Keep Employees Engaged

    What does an inclusive, welcoming workplace culture look like? Increasingly, employees are looking to work for companies that have diversity inclusion at the forefront of their values. Panelists will discuss how to make inclusion part of your company’s Day One culture. In the midst of the “Great Resignation,” as employees have more influence over hiring practices,  how can we treat Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as less of a performative act and more of a core tenet and principle that has been part of the company’s values from the beginning?

    • Nadia Boujarwah CEO and Co-founder Dia & Co.
  • 4:40 pm 4:50 pm
    Partner Presentation
  • 4:50 pm 5:30 pm
    Leadership Panel
    • Christina Russell CEO Radiance Holdings
    • Stacey Renfro CEO mDesign Home Decor
  • 5:30 pm 6:30 pm
    Cocktail Reception