198 – Kelly Stickel of Remodista and Chau Banks of New York & Company – Women2Watch

The 2nd Annual Women2Watch Awards …

Kelly Stickel, Founder and CEO of Remodista (a social think tank examining disruption in global retail – (profile)) and Chau Banks, EVP, CIO and Channel Integration for ‎New York & Company (a century-old leading specialty manufacturer and retailer of women’s fashion apparel and accessories – (profile)) join host Pavan Bahl in front of a live audience for a special interview at the 2nd Annual Remodista Women2Watch Awards. This episode is powered by Sennheiser.

Creating trust, encouraging communication and collaboration, and HALO

Stickel discusses using community, purpose, creating trust at a global level, and how community is a model that you can use to develop customers. The genesis of Remodista, and aligning women in the room with cool innovation coming into retail. Developing deep insights, creating a closed loop system to collaborate, questioning why women have to be scrappy to win, pulling women together to encourage open communication and collaboration, an online portal community platform called Help a Leader Out (HALO), and un-siloing the business.

Embracing innovation, RFID, and blockchain

Banks talks about her involvement in Remodista’s program, about her brand’s 60+ stores the healthy digital ecommerce site, and kiosking. Companies willing to take innovation, learning it, more opportunities to discover capabilities in a specialty space, prioritizing challenges, and systematically focusing on technologies while thinking about what’s here and what’s next. Looking at everything that’s new and how Rebbecca Minkoff is doing it well. RFID concerns, how the more you share transparency that it is a secure experience, and making sure associates know what they are doing and what products are doing. Blockchain, transparency and data potential, start a conversation in the community and become experts. Future pacing, and becoming more digitally enabled.

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Lois Herzeca

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