Powerful List of Women
By George Anderson
Fortune magazine has released its annual list of the “Most Powerful Women in Business” and, not surprisingly, it includes a number of female executives in retailing.
Among those on the list were Mary Sammons, president and CEO of Rite Aid, Linda Dillman, EVP and CIO at Wal-Mart and her associate at the company, Claire Watts, VP, product development, apparel and home merchandising.
Others such as eBay chairman and CEO Meg Whitman (number one on Fortune’s list) and Martha Stewart may not work directly in the industry but certainly have an impact on retail activity.
Moderator’s Comment: Which women would you put on the most powerful list of retailers? How would retail look different if more women were in charge?
George Anderson – Moderator