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Event Schedule

  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast and Badges | More
    Head to the registration desk to check in. …
    • 9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Introductions | More
      • Jennifer DiPasqualeCo-FounderWomen in Retail Leadership Circle
    • 9:10 AM - 9:25 AM Tignum: How to Achieve Your Full Potential to Maximize Business Performance, Sponsored by IBM and Tignum | More
      • Ava DiamondPerformance SpecialistTIGNUM
      • Nivi ChakravortyDirector, NA Distribution MarketingIBM
    • 9:25 AM - 10:05 AM A Special Q&A With Mary van Praag, President, Intimates Group, Chico’s FAS | More
      In our opening keynote, Cristina Ceresoli, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Advisory Board Member and CMO of Soma, interviews her boss, Mary van Praag, president of the Intimates Group at Chico’s FAS. …
      • Cristina CeresoliVice President, MarketingSoma
      • Mary van PraagPresident, Intimates GroupChico’s FAS
    • 10:05 AM - 10:15 AM How Millennials are Rewriting the Spending Rules | More
      • Hillary LichtensteinDirector, Market DevelopmentAfterpay
    • 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Meet and Greet Power Hour! | More
      Ready, set, go! Spend this networking power hour meeting and greeting new contacts as well as reconnecting with old friends! …
      • 11:15 AM - 11:55 AM How D-to-C Strategies Are Changing Traditional Retail | More
        Legacy retail brands carry legacies for a reason. They have the history, heritage and name recognition associated with brand longevity. But sometimes all those years of experience can be a hindrance rather than a help when it comes to re-evaluating tactics to attract a new audience…
        • Allie EganPresident and CEOCynthia Rowley
        • Ashley ChiaradioSenior Content StrategistWomen in Retail Leadership Circle
        • Ruth HartmanChief Merchandising OfficerLe Tote
        • Stacey RenfroExecutive Vice President, Chief Digital and Customer Experience OfficerVitamin Shoppe
      • 11:55 AM - 12:05 PM Organizing for Personalization @ Scale – Leading Practices in Driving Transformation | More
        • Olivia KwonHead of Digital Strategy Group, Retail & CPGAdobe
      • 12:05 PM - 12:55 PM Lunch and Peer Circles | More
        Join us over lunch for Peer Circles! We’re matching you up by job function…
        • 12:55 PM - 1:05 PM Manage the Forest, Not the Trees: Delivering Safe and Seamless Shopping | More
          • Raina SmythDirector, Enterprise Business DevelopmentRiskified
        • 1:05 PM - 1:50 PM Career Insights from Denise Incandela, SVP, Fashion and Retail, Walmart E-Commerce | More
          Denise Incandela, the senior vice president and general manager at Walmart E-Commerce is a visionary retail executive who has delivered growth and transformation for brands and retailers more than 20 years. …
          • Denise IncandelaSenior Vice President and Group General Manager, FashionWalmart E-Commerce
          • Melissa CampanelliCo-FounderWomen in Retail Leadership Circle
        • 1:50 PM - 2:00 PM FitFlop and Rakuten Marketing: Reaching Younger Customers with Influencer Marketing | More
          • Eric WolferDirector, Client ServicesRakuten Marketing
          • Lisa MitchellSenior Director, MarketingFitFlop
        • 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM Professional Development Strategies With WIRLC's Career Coaches | More
          In this panel you’ll hear from three career coaches and leadership experts who will share their knowledge on topics ranging from negotiation best practices to creating your personal brand to enhancing your leadership effectiveness via your own personal style…
          • Erin McConlogueDirector of Global Engagements and Certified TrainerDale Carnegie Center of Excellence NYC
          • Jasmine BellamyDirector, Diversity and InclusionWomen in Retail Leadership Circle
          • Quendrida WhitmoreExecutive Coach and Career ConsultantCoach Quen - Quendrida Whitmore Coaching & Consulting
          • Renee DolePresident, Executive Coach and Leadership ConsultantRenee Dole Consulting, LLC
        • 2:40 PM - 2:55 PM Break
        • 2:55 PM - 3:05 PM Digital Transformation for Retailers by Google Cloud | More
          • Mary BravoEnterprise Account Executive, Google Cloud Sales - Media & Entertainment at GoogleGoogle
        • 3:05 PM - 3:35 PM A Special Q&A With Rebecca Minkoff, Co-Founder and Creative Director, Rebecca Minkoff | More
          Get ready for a conversation with the original retail disrupter! In this session, Emily Culp (CEO of CoverFx, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Advisory Board member and friend of Rebecca Minkoff) sits down with Rebecca …
          • Emily CulpCEOCover FX
          • Rebecca MinkoffOwner and DesignerRebecca Minkoff
        • 3:35 PM - 3:45 PM Fireside Chat: Career Paths & Professional Partnerships | More
          • Cindy MarshallCEO and FounderSHINE Strategy
          • Melissa AngusDirector, Sales and New Business DevelopmentLS Direct
        • 3:45 PM - 4:25 PM An Inside Look at Leading Retail Disruptors | More
          In this engaging panel, executives at companies disrupting the retail space will discuss their direct-to-consumer companies…
          • Christina CarbonellCo-Founder and Co-CEOPrimary
          • Libbey BaumgartenSenior Vice PresidentJennifer Bett Communications
          • Maryellis BunnCEO and FounderMuseum of Ice Cream
          • Polly RodriguezCo-Founder and CEOUnbound
        • 4:25 PM - 4:35 PM The Positive Effects on Retailers When Consumers Shop with Confidence | More
          • Alex MooneySenior Director, PartnershipsHoney
        • 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM Leadership Panel | More
          The Women in Retail Leadership Circle’s signature Leadership Panel offers valuable insights from extraordinary women in retail who are at the top of their games…
          • Cindy MarshallCEO and FounderSHINE Strategy
          • Emily CulpCEOCover FX
          • Jacqueline ArdreyPresidentGrandin Road
          • Joelle GrunbergPresident and CEO North and Central AmericaLacoste
          • Traci InglisPresident, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Customer OfficerRetailwinds
        • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Cocktail Reception
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