2023 Retail Influencer
CEO Forum
Featuring The Z Suite
Courageous Leadership Paving the Way for Real Change
An invite-only, exclusive forum for retail and brand leaders looking to connect with Gen Z consumers.
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Speakers + Moderators
Speakers include C-suite professionals and some of the world’s most fascinating leaders from the retail, beauty and technology industries.

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Ziad Ahmed
Founder & CEO

JUV Consulting

 

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Saad Amer
Climate Activist,
Founder & CEO

Justice Environment

 

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Bea Arthur
Founder & CEO

The Difference

 

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Trisha Bantigue
CEO

Queenly

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Zahra Biabani
CEO & Co-Founder

In the Loop

 

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Jessica Binns
Managing Editor

Sourcing Journal

 

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Jake Bjorseth
Founder & CEO

Trndsttrs

 

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Neil Blumenthal
Co-CEO and Co-Founder

Warby Parker

 

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Sheena Butler-Young
Senior Correspondent

The Business of Fashion

 

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Louise Clements
Global CMO

WorkJam

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Joanna Coles, OBE
Creative Entrepreneur and Editor

 

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Andy Dunn
Co-Founder

Bonobos

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Shai Eisenman
Founder & CEO

Bubble Skincare

 

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Suvi-Elina Enqvist
Head of Innovation Works

Marimekko

 

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Alicia Esposito
VP of Content

Retail TouchPoints

 

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Patrick Finnegan
Managing Partner

Intuition Capital

 

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Jacqueline Flam
SVP Beauty, Drug & OTC Retail

NielsenIQ

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Gabrielle Fonrouge
Retail Reporter

CNBC News

 

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Jessica Giles
Editor-in-Chief

Cosmopolitan

 

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Emily Gittins
Co-Founder & CEO

Archive

 

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Melissa Gonzalez
Principal & shareholder

MG2

 

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Laurie Lam
Chief Brand Officer

e.l.f. Beauty

 

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Taylor Light
Member

The Z-Suite

 

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Clay Lute
Member

The Z-Suite

 

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Jill Manoff
Editor-in-Chief

Glossy

 

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Maggie McGrath
Editor

ForbesWomen

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Ben McKean
Founder & CEO

Hungryroot

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Stephanie Mehta
CEO &
Chief Content Officer

Mansueto Ventures

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Danny Meyer
Founder & Executive Chairman

Union Square Hospitality Group

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Rebecca Minkoff
Founder & Designer

Rebecca Minkoff

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Ahmed Naiem
President and Chief Revenue Officer

Lily AI

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Elizabeth Oates
Vice President of Consumer Insights

Ulta Beauty

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Shawn Outler
Chief Diversity, Equity
and Inclusion Officer

Macy's Inc.

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Sapna Parikh
Chief Digital Officer

Kendo Brands, LVMH

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Winnie Park
CEO

Forever 21

 

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Karah Preiss
Founder

Belletrist

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Maya Penn
Founder & CEO

Maya’s Ideas/Upenndo! Productions

 

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Daniela Pierre-Bravo
Reporter

MSNBC

 

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Harley Preston
Writer & Activist

 

 

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James Reinhart
Co-founder and CEO

thredUP

 

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Michael Rubel
Founder and CEO

Promised Brands, LLC

 

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Ashley Schapiro
VP Marketing, Media, Performance & Engagement

American Eagle

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Elizabeth Segran
Senior Staff Writer

Fast Company Magazine

 

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Joon Silverstein
SVP Global Marketing, Creative and Sustainability, Head of Coachtopia

Coach

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Sally Susman
Executive Vice President & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Pfizer

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Stacy Taffet
Marketing Senior Vice President

PepsiCo Beverages North America

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Karin Tracy
Head of Industry | Retail, Luxury, Fashion

Meta

 

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Phil Wahba
Senior Writer

Fortune

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Theresa Watts
SVP Human Resources, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

True Religion

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Alex York
Reporter, U30

Forbes

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Janie Yu
Partner

LFX Venture Partners

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TZ (Tiffany Zhong)
Gen Z Whisperer &
Venture Capitalist

 

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Bunny Zingler
Founder

Loud Bunny Beauty, and Cosmetics

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Attending Brands + Media
Brands

AEO, Inc.

Archive

Athletic Propulsion Labs, LLC

Bonobos

Brilliant Earth

Bubble Skincare

Coach

Coachtopia

e.l.f. Beauty

Ever/Body

Faherty Brand

Forever 21

Hungryroot

Ideal Image

J. Crew

Kendo Brands, LVMH

Macy's

Madewell

Marimekko

Marine Layer

Marquee Brands

Meta

Michael Kors

MidOcean Partners

Milani Cosmetics

Mizzen & Main

PepsiCo

Pfizer

Queenly

Ralph Lauren

Rebecca Minkoff

Revlon

Simon Property Group

Steve Madden

Tapestry

The Blackstone Group

The Estée Lauder Companies

thredUP

TikTok

Tory Burch

True Religion

Ulta

Union Square Hospitality Group

Value Retail

Victoria’s Secret

Warby Parker

WHP Global

Media

Business Insider

The Business of Fashion

CNBC

Cosmopolitan

Fast Company

Forbes

Fortune

Glossy

Hearst Media

Mansueto Ventures

MSNBC

Retail Refined

Retail TouchPoints

Sourcing Journal

WWD

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Location
The Crosby Street Hotel

79 Crosby Street, New York. Map


Photos from 2022’s Forum
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Joanna Coles, former Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan.
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Shai Eisenman, CEO and Founder of Bubble.
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Stacey McCormick, SVP of Aerie Marketing; Aly Raisman, gold medal gymnast and advocate; and Stephanie Mehta, CEO and Chief Content Officer at Mansueto Ventures, parent company of Inc. and Fast Company.
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Ziad Ahmed, CEO of JUV Consulting; Ellie Zeiler, actress, activist, and digital creator; and Sheena Butler-Young, Senior Correspondent at The Business of Fashion.
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Left: Ken Downing, Creative Director of Halston, and Stacey Bendet, CEO and Creative Director of alice + olivia.
Right: Winnie Park, CEO of Forever 21.
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Hilal Ibrahim, Founder and CEO of Henna & Hijabs; Maya Penn, Founder and CEO of Maya’s Ideas; and Deja Natei, fashion model.
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Daniella Pierson, Founder and CEO of The Newsette and Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Wondermind.
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