NRF’s Big Show to highlight women transforming the retail industry

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A diverse group of women who are helping to shape the future of retail will take center stage at NRF 2024: Retail’s Big Show, which will take place Jan. 14 –16 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Leading the charge will be trailblazing entrepreneur, author and Emmy Award-winning TV host Martha Stewart, the founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. In a Main Stage fireside chat on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 1:15 pm, Stewart will share insights about omnichannel retail and discuss how she has evolved her brand in the digital era, navigated economic challenges and struck a balance between innovation and optimization within a challenging economic environment.

Joining Stewart at the Big Show will be other influential women in the retail landscape, who will share their experiences and insights, offering invaluable perspectives on the ever-evolving landscape of the retail industry. 

Those currently on the agenda include:

•Kate Ancketill, Founder and CEO, GDR Creative Intelligence;

•Drew Barrymore, Talk show host, actress, co-founder, Barrymore Brands;

Gina Drosos, CEO, Signet Jewelers;

•Michelle Gass, President, Levi Strauss & Co.;

•Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global;

•Kyle Leahy, CEO, Glossier;

•Stephanie Linnartz, President and CEO, Under Armour;

•Shay Mitchell, Founder and chief brand officer, BÉIS Travel;

•Brieane Olson, CEO, Pacsun; and 

•Carla Vernón, CEO, The Honest Company.

More than 40,000 attendees are expected at the Big Show, including more than 1,000 exhibitors and 450 speakers. The show will feature over 100 sessions including special pavilions and hands-on activations 

The opening keynote will be given on Sunday, Jan. 14, at 8:45 am, by John Furner,  president and CEO of Walmart U.S. The opening keynote on Monday, Jan. 15,  will be given by Earvin “Magic" Johnson, who will share insights on his storied NBA Hall of Fame career and his success in business, entrepreneurship and philanthropy.  

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