Sharing our Thought Leadership
EMERGING LEADERS EVENT hosted by PwC, LEEDS, March 2017
Following our hugely successful 2016 EL programme, we listened to your feedback and developed the 2017 events in response. We made them longer, included more interactivity and provided more contact with more Accomplished leaders.
Our March 2017 event was sponsored by PwC – following a warm welcome to our Emerging Leader guests, our panel contributors generously shared both the highs and the lows in their personal and professional journeys.
The questions and conversation flowed without a pause and the feedback was hugely positive.
With conversation leaders
Karen Hubbard, CEO, Card Factory
CJ Antal-Smith, Director of Grocery Trading, Cooperative Food
Katrina Nurse, Finance Director, Selfridges
Madeleine Thomason, UK leader of Industry for Retail and Consumer, PwC
EMERGING LEADERS INAUGURAL EVENT - HIGHLIGHTS
Our edited highlights of our first Emerging Leaders event in April 2016 in Leeds – featuring our guest panel Fiona Briault, Emma-Louise Aram, Leonie Foster and Fiona Davis.
AUTUMN BREAKFAST HOSTED BY SELFRIDGES
Highlights from our Autumn Breakfast of 2015, hosted by Iconic department store Selfridges. Anne Pitcher, Managing Director and Linda Hewson, Creative Director shared a little of the Selfridges history over the decades and provided insights into the ethos and values at the heart of the brand.
OUR LATEST PODCASTS
Amanda Wakeley @ The Ivy
We welcomed many members to our Summer Lunch at The Ivy. The buzz in the room was as animated as ever and our speaker, Amanda Wakeley was wonderful, what an amazing story of resilience, energy, courage and authenticity. Our sense is that we all felt truly inspired by her grounded and disciplined approach. June 2016
Are you walking in your customers shoes?
Kate Nightingale Founder, Style Psychology and Fiona Davis MD, The Brand Inspiration Co. and Director, Women in Retail give us a stimulating, thought-provoking and interactive look at customer psychology and building a brand. March 2016
Emerging Leaders Event London
With conversation leaders: Katrina Nurse, Finance Director, Selfridges & Co. & Trustee, Women in Retail Gemma Metheringham, Creative Director, Next's Label on Line, Nicky Elson, Buying & Merchandising Director, previously Oka Jane Nicholas, Head of Customer Experience, Boots UK Helen Milford, Stores Director, Argos. September 2016
Emerging Leaders Event Leeds
Women in Retail's first ever Emerging Leaders event in Leeds – we were delighted to welcome over 85 Emerging Leaders from 16 businesses. Our panel contributors generously and shared both the highs and the lows in their personal and professional journeys. The questions and conversation flowed without a pause. April 2016
Tomorrow Today The Future of Retail
Elixirr's Katie Gillett & Brandon Bichler, and the Women in Retail community talk innovation, shiny bauble syndrome and why retailers should be walking the talk when it comes to design thinking. February 2016
Barclays Report: Retail confidence for Christmas 2016
Barclays has completed a UK retail confidence for Christmas research and attached is the infographic created based on the survey results. Overall retailers are optimistic about Christmas trade this year and over 60% expect an increase in revenue
Barclays Report: The new retail reality
As the retail sector prepares for the impact of Brexit, our The new retail reality report uncovers a desire for a new form of high street that is more diverse and makes better use of technology, while revealing that two thirds of the UK population want the government to prioritise the protection of British retailers and goods in Brexit negotiations.
Barclays Report: Blockchain - what is it and how will it impact your business
Trade finance is going through a revolution. New technologies and innovative companies are energising traditional players, transforming their offerings and pulling trade into the 21st century.
Chain Reaction: Barclay's Supply Chain
A more efficient, transparent and nimble supply chain is needed to stand out from the competition. With two-thirds (63%) of our survey respondents saying their supply chains are ‘not very’ or ‘not at all’ cost-effective, what can retailers do to optimise their supply chains?
Barclays Report: Retail Confidence for Christmas 2015
Retailers are more confident about Christmas sales growth than they were in 2014, with 79% expecting sales to improve over last year and 77% feeling more confident about festive trading.
Style Psychology: Sensory Retail Design
The role of senses in consumer behaviour
The commercial advantage of more women in the boardroom
The retailers that are walking in their customers' shoes. This report is a call to action for all retailers.