Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange, May 2022
This event occurred live on Thurs., May 19. Recordings of all event sessions can be viewed by registering at the form below.
The Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange features engaging and informative content with leading retail executives on a variety of mission-critical industry topics. These interactive discussions provide valuable insights for audience members.
This quarter's complimentary Virtual Exchange will feature the following sessions (all times listed are in ET):
12:00 p.m.: Exploring the Metaverse: What Role Can Retailers Play in the Virtual World
This session will address what so many are talking about — the metaverse. Specifically, the panelists will define what exactly is the metaverse, how retailers and brands can have a presence in it, how to monetize that presence, and much more. Hear from retailers and brands that are early participants in the metaverse, and learn from their experiences.
Speakers: Rebecca Minkoff, Co-Founder and Creative Director, Rebecca Minkoff; Emma Chiu, Global Director, Wunderman Thompson Intelligence; Phyllis Marcus, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (Sponsored by Bolt)
12:40 p.m.: Why Retail Media Networks Are the Next Big Thing
The number of retailers that have launched media networks in recent months has skyrocketed, and there seem to be new entrants into the space on a near daily basis. Why this trend? Selling ads is a far more profitable venture than selling products, and retailers have captive audiences to monetize. How can your business get into the action, and do so successfully? Pick up tips in this session from industry experts that are well-versed in how to manage a retail media network.
Speakers: Sucharita Kodali, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Forrester; Michael Schuh, Vice President, Media Strategy, Kroger Precision Marketing; Melanie Zimmermann, Vice President, Macy's Media Network, Macy's (Sponsored by Clarus Commerce)
1:20 p.m.: A Panel Discussion With 2022 Top Women in Retail Honorees
In February, Women in Retail Leadership Circle released its 12th annual Top Women in Retail report, which features in-depth profiles of some of the leading minds in the retail industry. The honorees shared their thoughts on a number of topics related to both their organizations and personal career development. This panel will feature some of the 2022 Top Women in Retail honorees, who will share their wisdom on a variety of business strategy and professional development topics.
Speakers: Maly Bernstein, CEO, Bluemercury; Marianne Thompson, Chief Merchandising Officer, Home Hardware Stores Limited; Catherine Morisano, Chief Merchandising Officer, rue21 (Sponsored by Botify)
Sponsored by Bolt, Clarus Commerce, and Botify