Retail Week Live: speakers announced
Walmart International’s Judith McKenna is set to become the first woman CEO to open Retail Week Live, as the conference returns to London this spring.
It will take place from 27th to 28th March, with McKenna offering a perspective on both thriving and surviving in retail in 2019. She will look at a fast changing landscape and what it takes to lead a business in these challenging times.
Sarah Willet, Group People Director, Shop Direct
Sue Carvell, Commercial Director – Cath Kidston
Claire Arksey, Global Executive Director of Retail – Urban Outfitters
Christina Rapsomanikis, European e-Commerce Director, Coty
Dr Kim Winser OBE, Founder & CEO – Winser London
Ella d’Amato, Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer, Notonthehighstreet
Miriam Lahage, CEO – Figleaves
Carla Buzasi, Managing Director – WGSN
Fran Bishop, Founder, Pud!
Holly Tucker, MBE, Founder – Holly & Co, Notonthehighstreet
Ailbhe and Izzy Keane, Co-Founder, Izzy Wheels
Anna Blackburn, MD, Beaverbrooks
Joanne Mackie, Customer & People Director - AS Watson
Leonie Foster, Chief Customer & Digital Officer – Dunelm
Morgan Fowles, COO, Spoke London
Sarah John, Co-Founder, Boss Brewing
Tessa Cook, Co-Founder and CEO – Olio
Vasiliki Petrou, Group CEO and Executive Vice President – Unilever Prestige
Zoe Wong, Director of Finance and Operations, Depop
“We’re proud to have such an impressive roster of female business leaders making up 50% of the speaker line up at Retail Week Live. It shines the spotlight on the issue of gender equality for women in the workplace and, specifically, in the boardroom,” says Retail Week Live Programme Director Hannah Tovey.