Retail leaders share stories of their first jobs, and what they’d tell their younger selves

By Lottie Watts

We want you to get to know the real people behind the exciting companies that are shaping the future of retail, so we’ve created “The List” video series, made possible by American Express. Part of NRF Foundation All Access, this series features alumni of “The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future” – leaders that we’ve honored throughout the years for their extraordinary impact on the industry.

In our premiere episode, you’ll learn about the first job they ever had – and how it led them to their career – and they share the one piece of advice they’d give to their younger selves.

“The List” is part of our free, virtual NRF Foundation All Access program helping support students as they prepare to launch careers in retail. Every Wednesday at noon ET, you can tune in for insightful conversations with retail professionals. We’ve gathered some of the industry’s best leaders to answer questions directly from you, participate in panel discussions and share interesting stories.

Join us for NRF Foundation All Access on Wednesdays at noon ET to learn more about how to build a career in retail, and attend our virtual career fair on Oct. 8. You can explore job and internship listings now as you prepare to connect with recruiters from a variety of companies.

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