Diversity and inclusion take center stage

by MR Magazine Staff

The rise of women’s movements over the last year has spurred more conversation than ever around diversity and inclusion efforts in retail, especially related to promoting women in the workplace. Judging by the sheer number of panels dedicated to the subject, that was apparent at this year’s NRF Big Show conference, which began on Sunday. But, as executives were quick to point out, more conversation doesn’t necessarily translate to progress. In some ways, it’s gotten worse. Last year, the number of female CEOs leading Fortune 500 companies dropped from its all time high of 32 the year prior, to just 24. That includes retail executives like Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass and Ulta Beauty CEO Mary Dillon. Read more at Retail Dive.