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

Chair: June Dutka, PCA. co-chair: Cynthia Hirsch, AI Architects. Andrea Martin, Point of Savings; Cindi Kato, CallisonRTKL; Janet Vandercraats, Hughes-Decorr; Teri Mascotti, Mascotti Strategies; Teresa Attaway, Specialty Lighting; Libby Hurley, ZōN Retail Environments. Shop! liaisons: Karen Benning & Melissa Campbell.

Women of Distinction Award

2018 Shop! Women of Distinction

Shop! is proud to announce the finalist for the 2nd annual Women of Distinction, an awards program that recognizes women who have truly excelled, not only in their professional lives but also as leaders and role models to other women within the industry.

This year, we will select one woman from among 4 outstanding finalists to join the Women of Distinction. The honoree will be announced during the Night of Honors dinner at the Shop!X Annual Meeting on Nov. 12 in New Orleans. Learn more here. 

2017 Women of Distinction Award Winners: 

  • Christiana Howard-Ritchie, Account Director at Artisan Complete
  • Vonda Howell, Vice President of Operations at Trion Industries
  • Nancy Jackson, President of Architectural Systems

Upcoming Events

Bigger Game for Organizations – Intentionally design who you want to become

Nine minutes to learn. A lifetime to play.

The Bigger Game has caught the eye of Fortune 100 companies, non-profits, groups and individuals around the world. At its core, The Bigger Game helps people find their compelling purpose. It is an innovative model that guides you to create a set of circumstances that will intentionally design who you want to become.

Get ready for a highly interactive session that combines a theory presentation, full-group experiential exercises, small-group interactions and more to address the concepts of employee engagement, innovation and authentic collaboration.

Presenter: Robbin Jorgensen, CPCC, PCC, is the Founder and CEO of Women Igniting Change® a global purpose-driven organization geared toward unleashing the contribution of women around the world.

Robbin is a successful businesswoman with 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, and training for major businesses including the American Heart Association and Hearst Media Services. A sought-after speaker and women’s leadership strategist, she is the U.S. Ambassador to AVEGA Agahozo in Rwanda, and is Chair for the Board of Advisors of the Center for Leadership & Service for SUNY Albany.

Past Events

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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