” What’s Next for Canadian Retail? ”
Apr 10th, 2019
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Canada’s retail sector is experiencing an era of unprecedented change and disruption. Whether you’re a consumer or a business, this change poses unique questions to how we interact and grow. Join Well.ca CEO Rebecca McKillican for an engaging moderated discussion surrounding the opportunities and challenges facing Canada’s retail and e-commerce industries. Rebecca will provide her insights on retail innovation, broader industry trends, as well as commentary on the identity of the health consumer.
Rebecca McKillican will be joined in conversation with Donna Bishop (Host/Founder/Producer, Fashion Talks).
Rebecca McKillican, CEO, Well.ca
Rebecca McKillican joined Well.ca in 2012. Before becoming part of the Well.ca team, Rebecca worked for the New York City-based private equity firm Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts (KKR) within the retail and consumer group. While at KKR, Rebecca spent the majority of her time driving operational improvements across the firm’s portfolio companies. Rebecca has also worked at McKinsey & Company.
Rebecca holds a B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business, a B.Eng in Electrical Engineering from Western University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School where she was a Baker Scholar. She is also a board member of the National Bank of Canada.
She’s a passionate online shopper, a mom to three young children, and she loves shopping for green & natural products at Well.ca to keep her family well.
Donna Bishop, Host/Founder/Producer, Fashion Talks
An accomplished moderator and dedicated producer of engaging content. Her background spans the fashion, beauty, retail and media industries.
Donna can be heard on CBC radio as the resident fashion columnist. As the host and founder of the podcast Fashion Talks, Donna interviews leaders in the fashion and related industries on a scope of topics that relate to the theme “observing the world through the lens of fashion”.
No stranger to the retail landscape, she also founded Green Beauty, Canada’s first online boutique dedicated to skincare and cosmetics that were made with natural ingredients yet had the performance of professional products, which she moved on from in 2015. She has been featured as an expert in beauty or entrepreneurship in numerous media outlets including: The Marilyn Denis Show, E! Canada, Best Health Magazine, Coming Clean (Smithsonian Channel), Cosmo TV, The Globe and Mail, InStyle Magazine, The MomShift (Random House) and numerous digital platforms.
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