Powerhouse speakers across industries meet to shape the evolution of women in the workplace — how all women can chart the path forward for themselves, their companies and future leaders. WWD, Beauty Inc and Footwear News will dive into how certain leadership attributes associated with women, like empathy and divergent thinking, have been key to their success. Hear how these findings challenge traditional stereotypes and create an up-to-date paradigm for the future of business.
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A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
This September, WWD, Footwear News and Beauty Inc will celebrate our third annual Women in Power honorees by bringing together fashion, beauty and retail leaders to assess the progress made in the workplace and chart the way forward.
At a time when women drive the majority of purchasing decisions in our spheres, disparities in the upper echelons of leadership persist. Of the largest 50 public and revenue-reporting companies we cover in fashion, beauty and retail, nine of the top CEOs — 18 percent — are women.
At Women in Power: The Movers, The Makers and the Marketplace Shakers, to be held on Sept. 7 at the Rainbow Room in New York City, we’ll hear directly from the women who have broken through: What does it take to rise to the C-suite? How can women land more board seats? What should workplaces do to better support women?
Confirmed speakers so far include Mary Dillon, president and chief executive officer of Foot Locker Inc.; Annie Young-Scrivner, CEO of the Wella Company; Nell Diamond, CEO and founder of Hill House Home; Elena Velez, designer of her eponymous label; Gina Boswell, CEO and director of Bath & Body Works; Christiane Pendarvis, former president of Savage x Fenty; and Mandy Fields, chief financial officer of E.l.f. Beauty, with more to come.