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
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; Teresa Attaway, Specialty Lighting; Myra Vaughn, MG2. Shop! liaison: Karen Benning.

Women of Distinction

2019 Women of Distinction Award – Accepting Nominations

It’s time to submit your nominee for the 2019 Woman of Distinction. Learn more and complete the form here:

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)

Networking Luncheon - Women's League Speaker

Merchandising You! How to Best Present You & Your Team

Shop!X Networking Luncheon
Thursday, Nov. 7
Avalon Hotel, Metro Atlanta

The Women’s League guest speaker Susan Lazaro from Coca-Cola Enterprises will dive into ways to apply merchandising skills to your personal brand. What is your image? Are you shoppable?  Operational? Sustainable? Susan will offer tactics to help you — and your team — become The Hero within your company.

About Susan: An avid champion for mentoring, Susan is Director of Shopper Merchandising and President of women’s Linc (wL), Coca-Cola’s largest Business Resource Group supporting diversity and inclusion priorities. A mom of twins, she also is a 5-time past mentee/mentor for Pathbuilders, an Atlanta-based organization focused on developing high-performing women and creating gender-diverse organizations.

Past Events

Women’s League Trends Mixer: “Curating the Retail Future We Want” Teri Mascotti, President & CEO of Mascotti Strategies (June 26, 2019)

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

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Women's League Supporters

Packaging Corporation of America (PCA)