The Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) is a unique, members-only association that offers enterprise-level women in the retail industry a place to learn, connect and grow.

Focused on both personal and business development, WIRLC offers members the opportunity to share best practices, discuss industry issues and find inspiration on how to conquer challenges in their professional lives.

Our community is comprised of successful, motivated and passionate women from the retail world who have a strong belief that investing in themselves and in other women is good business. From CEOs with years of experience to founders of start-ups introducing disruptive technology, the common thread is women coming together to learn from each other and help each other succeed.

The association was formed following the successful launch of the inaugural Women in Retail Leadership Summit (WIRLS) in 2014. Now in its sixth year, WIRLS has grown tremendously to include over 350 attendees. This unique event focuses on the needs of executive women in retail, in a luxurious, non-sales focused environment.

In the fall of 2018, WIRLC introduced regional one-day events, aptly named “WIRLC: On the Road,” in both New York and San Francisco. Like the popular Women in Retail Leadership Summit, these invitation-only events will feature content focusing on both executive professional development and retail business strategy. More cities will be announced in 2019.

WIRLC also encompasses a variety of other channels, products and services to meet the needs of retail professionals including a weekly newsletter, The Inner Circle; and the podcast series, “Women in Retail Talks.” WIRLC’s website,, is updated daily with content and hosts members-only content, as well as a private job board.

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