Social think tank Remodista has issued its 2017 list of 80 women to watch in retail disruption.
Of the 80 winners, 70 are from the U.S. and 10 are from Australia. The 2017 list — Remodista began the Women2Watch listings in 2016 — is the first time the think tank extended nominations to Australia. Remodista was founded in 2010 by Kelly Stickel, who is the organization’s chief executive officer.
According to Remodista, of the list of 80 on the 2016 list, 30 of the women either were promoted or had changed jobs at different companies into higher positions. Honorees are from online and brick-and-mortar retail, operations, CRM, marketing, supply chain and logistics, among other key areas.
Among the women to watch on the 2017 list: Elle Aram, ceo and cofounder, Kini Swimwear; Jenny Balk, ceo, Orchard Mile; Dina Fierro, global digital communications director, Christian Louboutin; Lori Kinkade, vice president, corporate counsel and secretary, David’s Bridal; Audrey Leibovich, vice president of digital marketing, Hudson’s Bay Co.; Krissie Millan, vice president, e-commerce and digital innovation, Rebecca Minkoff; Aubrie Pagano, ceo and founder of Bow & Drape; Marcelle Parrish, vice president of e-commerce, Ralph Lauren; Olga Vidisheva, founder and ceo, Shoptiques; Elina Vilk, head of large enterprise marketing and innovation, PayPal; Abby Wallach, cofounder and co-ceo of Scentinvent, and JuE Wong, president, Elizabeth Arden.
The think tank last month made available a customized retail look book that highlights three years of research and insights from leaders in retail technology across the globe, including chief marketers and chief technology officers.
Remodista is planning to introduce a subscription model for its research — similar to Forrester Research — later this year.