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The Five Most Powerful Women in Retail

Posted by Daniel Ford on Fri, Jun 06, 2014

Forbes recently published its list of 100 most powerful women in the world, which includes politicians, philanthropists, media personalities, tech whizzes, and leaders in retail. The five retailers who made the list are:

#64 Rosalind Brewer, CEO, Sam's Club, Walmart Stores

Brewer joined Walmart in 2006 and was named Sam's Club CEO in 2012. She is the first woman and first African-American to lead a Walmart division.

#75 Miuciia Prada, owner, fashion designer, Prada

Prada took over the family-owned luxury goods manufacturer and retailer in 1978. She has stepped down as chairman of Prada to join her husband and business partner Patrizio Bertelli as co-CEO.

#76 Carol Meyrowitz, CEO, TJX

Meyrowitz took the top spot at TJX in 2007 and has overseen meteoric financial gains, growing profit from $690 million to $2.1 billion.

#79 Tory Burch, CEO, Tory Burch

Burch is best known for ballet flats available in every color of the spectrum that helped launch the consumer goods and retail brand.

#93 Sara Blakely, founder, Spanx

Blakely is the founder and sole owner of Spanx, a women's shapewear brand. The entrepreneur turned a modest $5,000 investment into a $250-million-a-year empire.

Read more at Retail Info Systems News.

-Daniel Ford, DiCentral

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Topics: DiCentral, Forbes, 100 Most Powerful Women

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