The Women in Retail Talks podcast features female retail leaders who defined their own career success and made their way to the metaphorical corner office. These powerhouse retail leaders share their personal stories, including proudest accomplishments, epic fails, major career shifts and everything in between, to give you the perfect dose of executive leadership and professional development. Every other week you’ll get real advice and valuable lessons from these C-suite women.
Women in Retail Talks is produced by Women in Retail Leadership Circle, an exclusive community of women executives at leading retailers and brands. To learn more about Women in Retail Leadership Circle and become a member, visit womeninretail.com.
GODIVA CEO Nurtaç Afridi's Message to Women: 'Invest in and Empower Yourself'
In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Senior Editor Marie Albiges interviews Nurtaç Afridi, CEO of GODIVA Chocolatier, the global leader in premium, artisanal chocolate. Afridi is also a Women in Retail Leadership Circle member. Afridi discusses the transformative year she's led at GODIVA and how the company is expanding its presence and portfolio to be accessible to everyone.
How Vanessa Barboni Hallik is Solving for Sustainability in Fashion
In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Senior Editor Marie Albiges interviews Vanessa Barboni Hallik, founder and CEO of Another Tomorrow, a B Corp Certified end-to-end sustainable design company. Barboni Hallik shares how she took a sabbatical from 15 years in finance to study sustainable practices, her discovery of the complex sustainability issues in the fashion industry, and her journey to build Another Tomorrow.
EVEREVE Founder Megan Tamte on Her Leadership Mantra, HEART Values and Brené Brown
In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli interviews Megan Tamte, co-founder and co-CEO of EVEREVE, a contemporary women's retailer with a boutique feel and unmatched personal service. Tamte shares the genesis of the EVEREVE brand, her strategy for hiring passionate employees, and the tenets behind EVEREVE's signature HEART company values.
How McDonald's CX Chief Alycia Mason Cultivates Mentor and Sponsor Relationships
In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Senior Editor Marie Albiges interviews Alycia Mason, U.S. chief customer experience officer at McDonald’s Corporation, and co-founder and owner of Candycopia, her family’s Chicago-based candy store. Mason shares her “three Ps” — people, purpose, and push — which is her trick to making the most of an opportunity, what her mentorship and sponsorship relationships look like, and more.
How PepsiCo's Jane Wakely Goes Beyond the Job Description for Career Growth
In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Senior Editor Marie Albiges interviews Jane Wakely, executive vice president, chief consumer and marketing officer and chief growth officer, international foods at PepsiCo. Wakely shares her discovery of the "science of growth," which she uses to best serve the consumer. She discussed her career journey through various companies and expressed her desire to go beyond the job description to find a balance between passion and expectations.
How Nathalie Gerschtein Learned to Immerse Herself in Work/Life Culture
In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle President and Co-Founder Jennifer DiPasquale interviews Nathalie Gerschtein, president of consumer products division, North America for L’Oréal. Listen in as Gerschtein discusses her 20-year career at L'Oreal, why it was important to her to work internationally, what her biggest learnings have been along the way, and much more.
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