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Be Inspired Stories

Retail Week's Be Inspired initiative exists to encourage women to fulfil their career aspirations. In our new podcast, Be Inspired Stories, we'll be talking to amazing women in business from across the globe, to learn from their professional triumphs and setbacks, providing advice for women everywhere on how to forge their career path and become a female leader of tomorrow.

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Leading with purpose, with Suzie de Rohan Willner

In episode six Retail Week's Relationships Director, Isobel Chillman, speaks to Suzie de Rohan Willner, CEO of 'slow-fashion' brand Toast. Suzie worked her way up the retail ranks at brands including Timberland, Levi's and Puma, before getting her first CEO role at Fitflop, and has learnt a lot along the way about what it means to lead with 'purpose'. Follow us on Twitter: @RetailWeek For more information about Be Inspired, visit www.retail-week.com/be-inspired To register for the Be Inspired Virtual Conference, visit beinspired.retail-week.com Want to suggest someone for the podcast? Email isobel.chillman@retail-week.com

38mins

21 Apr 2020

Rank #1

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Finding your perfect job, with George Evans

In episode five Retail Week's Head of creative partnerships, Isobel Chillman, speaks to George Evans, Head of shops for Crisis - the UK’s national charity for homeless people. Starting her retail career in the 80’s almost by chance, George has ended up in her “perfect job” in charge of the eight Crisis stores dotted around London. Visit Crisis.org.uk, to find out how you can support the thousands of people who will be without a home this Christmas. Follow us on Twitter: @RWBeInspired For more information about Be Inspired, visit www.retail-week.com/be-inspired To register your interest for the next Be Inspired Conference, visit beinspired.retail-week.com Want to suggest someone for the podcast? Email isobel.chillman@retail-week.com

34mins

18 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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What it takes to be a CEO, with Angela Luger

In episode four Be Inspired founder Charlotte Hardie speaks to her mentor Angela Luger, NED for New Look and T.M.Lewin. Formerly CEO of online fashion retailer NBrown, Angela discusses confidence, control, and the changing role of a retail CEO. Follow us on Twitter: @RWBeInspired For more information about Be Inspired, visit www.retail-week.com/be-inspired To register your interest for the next Be Inspired Conference, visit beinspired.retail-week.com Want to suggest someone for the podcast? Email isobel.chillman@retail-week.com

37mins

24 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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Learning to be brave, with Nishma Robb

In episode three Charlotte Hardie speaks to Google's UK marketing director, Nishma Robb, about intersectionality, imposter syndrome and how being brave helps to stimulate change. Overcoming many obstacles whilst carving a career in tech – largely as the only woman in the room – Robb says these challenges taught her “being good wasn’t good enough” – a woman has to be braver, bolder and better than the men around her. Follow us on Twitter: @RWBeInspired For more information about Be Inspired, visit www.retail-week.com/be-inspired To register your interest for the next Be Inspired Conference, visit beinspired.retail-week.com Want to suggest someone for the podcast? Email isobel.chillman@retail-week.com

39mins

28 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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Have you done enough good? With Jo Tutchener-Sharp

In episode two Charlotte Hardie speaks to Jo Tutchener-Sharp, founder of award-winning clothing brand Scamp and Dude. Created whilst in recovery from a brain tumour in 2016, the brand is a testament to her resilience and passion to help others who find themselves in similar situations. Tutchener-Sharp details her journey to self-realisation, where her near-death experience blossomed into a philosophy of ‘do more good’, through the creation of clothing designed to help children feel like a superhero has their back. Follow us on Twitter: @RWBeInspired For more information about Be Inspired, visit www.retail-week.com/be-inspired To register your interest for the next Be Inspired Conference, visit beinspired.retail-week.com Want to suggest someone for the podcast? Email isobel.chillman@retail-week.com

35mins

22 Jul 2019

Rank #5

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Building muscle on the bone, with Annie Murphy

Episode one hears from Annie Murphy, SVP and global chief commercial officer at Walgreen Boots Alliance. Murphy discusses how both good and bad role models have shaped her career, the traits she believes are key to succeeding in retail, and why being told to “build muscle on the bone” was the best piece of advice she’s ever been given. Follow us on Twitter: @RWBeInspired For more information about Be Inspired, visit www.retail-week.com/be-inspired To register your interest for the next Be Inspired Conference, visit beinspired.retail-week.com Want to suggest someone for the podcast? Email isobel.chillman@retail-week.com

37mins

5 Jun 2019

Rank #6