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. If you would like to join Shop!, contact our membership group at or on our website at:

Congratulations to the Shop! Women of Distinction

Shop! is proud to announce the inaugural Women of Distinction, an award program that recognizes those women who have truly excelled, not only in their professional lives, but also as leaders and role models to other women within the industry. Three women were presented with the Women of Distinction Award during the Night of Honors dinner at the Shop!X Annual Meeting on Nov. 9, 2017. Congratulations to:

Christiana Howard-Ritchie, Account Director at Artisan Complete

Vonda Howell, Vice President of Operations at Trion Industries

Nancy Jackson, President of Architectural Systems

New Event

Presented by Teri Mascotti, Founder & Principal Strategist, Mascotti Strategies

Women’s League Webinar:
“The Academics of Negotiating”

July 25 at 2:00 EST (duration 35 min presentation, 10-minute question & answer)

We negotiate in every aspect of our lives without realizing it. In the business landscape, however, negotiation takes on a whole new level. In this 45-minute webinar, we will seek to understand different negotiating platforms (never a one size fits all), explore a few tricks of the trade, deconstruct some examples and really understand how to create a negotiating proposition where both parties win.

Recent Events

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.

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Past Events