NEW YORK — Cheryl Sterling, a longtime Ralph Lauren executive who has held such positions as president and chief operating officer of women’s Collection brands, and earlier was president of Ralph Lauren Home Collection, plans to leave the company. For the past year, she has been a consultant at the firm.

Sterling couldn’t be reached for comment on her plans.

In other news, Janet Scholder, a 38-year-veteran of Ralph Lauren, has resigned from the firm.

Scholder has been a consultant at the company for the past year, and before that was senior vice president of merchandising for women’s Collection. She plans to pursue other opportunities.