Retail Realities: Navigating Through Madness

Three Takeaways from the Women in Retail Leadership Summit

Retail Realities: Navigating Through Madness

Three Takeaways from the Women in Retail Leadership Summit

Recently, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the 2022 Women in Retail Leadership (WIRL) Summit. This annual event brings together some of the smartest and most fun, highly talented ladies in the retail industry and allows us to network, engage, and learn from each other.

Having never attended this particular event, I had no idea what to expect, but I knew it was up to me to make the most of the experience.  President & Co-Founder of Women in Retail Leadership Circle, Jennifer DiPasquale, and Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli have created an atmosphere of learning, casual networking, and inspiration.  On day one of the summit, I felt like I made friends for life.  It is amazing to be around other women leaders who share this retail world and all it comes with.

Retail Realities: Navigating Through Madness

Over the three days, the agenda featured incredible women retail leaders who told their stories without sugarcoating their experiences.  These women were vulnerable, genuine, and funny.  They kept it real, which in my opinion is what makes this experience so unique.  There is no pretense.  Just women helping women.

Along with the incredible swag, wide variety of activities, beautiful accommodations, and wonderful meals, there were many significant takeaways.  Let me try and break down my top three and why they are important.