MARCH 2022

Considering the challenging times the retail industry is passing through, strong leadership has never been more important. Retail Today is proud to present its annual list of the Outstanding Women in Retail, featuring the who’s who in the industry.

All of the leaders were selected by the Retail Today editorial board based on several criteria, including position within their retail organizations, scope of responsibility within those positions, career achievements, involvement within the retail industry, and more.

These select group of women who occupy positions of tremendous responsibility are leading with distinction. Through tireless work and commitment to their organizations and teams, these retail leaders are driving the industry forward and blazing the trail for tomorrow’s retail leaders.

On the cover we are featuring Melissa Wong, co-founder and CEO of Zipline who experienced first-hand, the challenges of the complex retail world. With determination, courage and conviction, she had everything essential to successfully cross the chasm from executive to entrepreneur.

In the following pages, leaders will share their wisdom and experience of climbing the corporate ladder. Hope these insights will help you propel in your profession. As you draw inspiration from the stories of these outstanding leaders, we would like to express our deep appreciation and gratitude to all the incredible leaders out there, who are transforming the retail industry in more ways than ever before.

Please do write to us will send us their thoughts and suggestions.

Happy reading.

John Mathews

The Outstanding Women in Retail


Retail Today showcases news, emerging technology and issues and trends shaping the retail industry. Retail Today's online portal and digital magazine are trusted sources for retail leaders, C-level executives, administrators, IT executives and technology professionals and retail suppliers to stay informed. Retail today reaches more than 30 vertical market segments in all retail channels: Brick & mortar, pure-play eCommerce and multi-channel. We have a highly-targeted online audience of retail leaders, executives, managers and entrepreneurs.

Managing Editor: John Mathews

Assistant Editor: Sujilal Chandran

Writers: Mary Alison, Allison Gillchrist,

Kim Langdon Cull, Connie Yerbic, Elena Borrelli

Magazine Designer : Michelle Wong

Digital Publishing Director: John Louis

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