Shoptalk, a conference in the retail, grocery and consumer packaged goods industries, has announced its 2022 installment of Shoptalk Meetup for Women. Taking place online from June 21-23, the meetup will provide a destination for women in the retail ecosystem to connect, learn and create community.
Shoptalk Meetup for Women provides the retail industry with an event to celebrate women’s successes, champion gender equality and propel more women into leadership roles. The virtual meetings program will bring together more than 1,000 women executives in retail for business development, learning, collaboration, networking and Shoptalk’s signature Tabletalks – focused peer group discussions led by an industry expert.
The meetup will host more than 5,000 1:1 meetings, connecting executives from all facets of the retail industry. The audience will include established retailers and brands, startup direct-to-consumer companies, large solution and tech companies, startup tech companies, investors and lenders, media and sell side analysts, agencies and consulting firms, executive coaching firms and curated experts for professional development.
The announcement of the second annual Shoptalk Meetup for Women follows the conclusion of the 2021 event, which brought together 1,000 executives from North America for more than 7,000 online meetings.
Shoptalk Meetup for Women represents the support and promotion of the achievements of women in the retail industry. Other efforts include a commitment to 50/50 gender balance among speakers on the Shoptalk stage – scheduled March 27-30 in Las Vegas – and partnering with the Women in Retail Leadership Circle on inclusive networking and learning opportunities.
The company’s meetups bring large, curated groups together for double opt-in virtual meetings and peer group discussions. The meetups have successfully facilitated more than 43,000 online meetings for more than 6,000 participants in the past year.
“Our inaugural meetup held last year was an incredible success, creating a new community of smart, talented and like-minded women,” said Krystina Gustafson, Shoptalk and Groceryshop’s SVP of content. “We’re excited to welcome even more women into this community and to help them build meaningful connections that last well beyond these three days.”
This event will mark the sixth meetup event hosted by the company. Upcoming meetups for 2022 include: the Groceryshop Spring Meetup from May 10-12, and the Shoptalk Fall Meetup from Oct. 18-20. The meetups are in addition to and complement Shoptalk’s flagship in-person events: Shoptalk, from March 27-30 in Las Vegas; Shoptalk Europe, from June 6-8 in London, England; and Groceryshop, from Sept. 19-22 in Las Vegas.
“Shoptalk’s meetups are unique in their ability to create year-round connections across the retail ecosystem,” said Rebecca Sausner, general manager of Shoptalk and Groceryshop. “After the success of Shoptalk Meetup for Women in 2021, we see that the need for a women-led community is more important than ever. Shoptalk’s meetup platform is the easiest way for the industry to connect in 1:1 fashion.”
For more information, visit shoptalkwomen.retailmeetup.com.