The Shop! Women’s League is a community whose members come together to gain career development and pursue growth opportunities while being supported and mentored by other experienced professionals.

Our aim is to bring businesswomen together from all aspects of the in-store merchandising and retail environments industry to help them grow as they face new challenges concurrent with the changes in their jobs or in the business world. We feel empowerment can manifest itself through education. The Shop! Women’s League is focused on providing a supportive learning environment to help members take the steps that enable them to realize their full potential and gain maximum career growth.

How Do I Join?

The Women’s League is a Shop!-supported group that is open to anyone in the industry. A volunteer governing board plans events that are open to all interested parties. Content is aimed at supporting our mission to empower and educate women in the industry. Some events may require a fee to attend.

Connect with other members on the Shop! Women’s League group on Member Connect

If you are not an association member, you may attend Women’s League events for a non-member fee.

Questions regarding our committee?
Contact Karen Benning or Melissa Campbell
for further information.

Women’s League Governing Board

Cynthia Hirsch, Collaborative Design Strategies, Chair; Teri Mascotti, Mascotti Strategies, vice-chair. June Dutka, PCA; Andrea Martin, Point of Savings; Cindi Kato, CallisonRTKL; Janet Vandercraats, Hughes-Decorr; Teresa Attaway, Specialty Lighting. Shop! liaisons: Karen Benning & Melissa Campbell.

Coming Soon

You’re invited to the Shop! Women’s League Trends Mixer: Curating The Retail Future We Want

Join us for an interactive discussion on the trends impacting the future of retail from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center. The two-hour session will kick off with open networking and refreshments, so arrive early to meet with colleagues from retailers, brands and industry suppliers.

The 2018 Woman of Distinction, Teri Mascotti of Mascotti Strategies, will moderate a panel from the Shop! Future of Retail Task Force, which has identified 6 vital trends impacting retail today. Panelists include:

Teri Mascotti,
Mascotti Strategies

Rachel Zsembery,

Paul Pinkus,
Sharing Wisdom, Inc.

Bruce Barteldt,

This event is open to the industry and all GlobalShop@RetailX participants. Seating is limited to 200. Register now.

The Shop! Women’s League is a community whose members support and mentor each other as they develop their careers and pursue growth opportunities. Learn more.

Special Thanks to our Platinum Sponsor


Women's League Supporters

Packaging Corporation of America (PCA)

Women of Distinction

Shop! Women of Distinction:

  • Teri Mascotti, Principal of Mascotti Strategies (2018)
  • Christiana Howard-Ritchie, Account Director at Artisan Complete (2017)
  • Vonda Howell, Vice President of Operations at Trion Industries (2017)
  • Nancy Jackson, President of Architectural Systems (2017)

Past Events

Toronto luncheon: “Tips from a Tech Company CEO: Cater to Your Strengths as a Female Leader” Mary Ann Yule, President & CEO of HP Canada (May 1, 2019)

Women’s League Webinar: “Become a Change Agent: Flexing your Capacity for Change” presented by Teri Mascotti (January 23, 2018)

2018 Women of Distinction Awards: view Press Release

Women’s League Session at Shop!X: “Bigger Game for Organizations – Intentionally design who you want to become” presented by Robbin Jorgensen, CPCC, PCC, Founder and CEO of Women Igniting Change®

Women’s League Webinar: “The Academics of Negotiating” presented by Teri Mascotti (July 25, 2018)

Women of Distinction Celebration: Shop!X Annual Meeting (Nov. 9, 2017)

Women’s League Breakout Session at Shop!X: “Empowering Our Industry Through Mentoring & Leadership,” moderated by Teri Mascotti

Women’s League Breakfast: West Coast POP Show “Creating and Implementing Lean In Circles to Support Women in the Workplace,” with speaker Anne Zivojnovic, Chief of Staff at Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation. (October 2017)

Toronto luncheon: “Fully Meditated – Creating balance between what we need and what others need from us.” Presented by Inez Blackburn, best-selling author of Pride Passion Profit – 7 Steps to Category Development and a serial entrepreneur (May 10 2017)

Webinar: “Neuromarketing to Increase your Personal Appeal and Brand,” presented by Michelle Adams, PH.D., founder of Brainology

GlobalShop 2017: “It’s a Brand New You!, insights and inspiration on creating your own personal brand.” Speaker Joan Insel, Vice President at CallisonRTKL.

Past Events Gallery