Multichannel Merchant launched its new Women in Operations program at Ecommerce Operations Summit last week, to unite and honor women in the industry and empower their careers.
The program honored and celebrated three women for their career achievements and contributions in the industry. Discover who these women are and how they continue to foster growth and diversity in the industry.
The ceremony included a panel discussion that looked at various ways women are making strides in omnichannel retail and how the brands associated with each honoree are aiming to be more inclusive and looked at some of their personal success factors in retail.
The three honorees are:
Angie Stocklin, One Click
Angie Stocklin is Co-Founder and COO of eyewear company One Click, the parent company for Readers.com, Sunglass Warehouse and felix + iris. In her role, Angie oversees business operations, including customer service, order fulfillment and merchandising.
Angie often tackles problem-solving, cheering on her team and speaking around Indianapolis on topics such as female empowerment, company culture and business failure.
Angie was honored for her efforts to create an inclusive, transparent company culture that constantly motivates its employees. One Click has created internal programs that elevate women in office settings, such as its “Go Girl Book Club” where both men and women can talk about books and have discussions on various topics. She leads a company that promotes gender diversity, provides mentorships and growth opportunities. She is also part of the organization The Startup Ladies, which aims to educate, connect and increase investment in women entrepreneurs.
Megan Diehl, Google
Megan Diehl is an Ecommerce Manager at Google on the Merchant Direct Operations team. Her previous experience at Dick’s Sporting Goods and Target included program management, ship-from-store, buy online pick up in store operations, endless aisle product ownership, vendor direct strategy, omnichannel administration, customer experience and product customization.
Megan was honored for her leadership skills and her ability to motivate her teams throughout the course of her career. She has served as a mentor to her colleagues and is viewed as a unique individual that knows what she wants and manages to put it into focus.
Her colleagues have lauded Megan for her ability to build and manage teams to deliver top-notch service in supply chain applications. She is able to take complex problems and reduce them to their simplest parts to facilitate a quick solution.
Pooja Agarwal, Birchbox
Pooja was recently promoted to Chief Operating Officer at Birchbox, a leading beauty and grooming subscription retailer. She is responsible for logistics, supply chain, subscription operations and web production at the company. Prior to Birchbox, she spent 6 years at Gilt.com working on business strategy and creative operations.
Pooja was honored for her ability to advocate for her team and works closely with them to learn as much as she can. She creates a level of trust among her team members and is seen as a leader in her role.
In 2016, Pooja told Multichannel Merchant that Birchbox’s operations team is split evenly between men and women, a very high ratio in the industry. She is a champion of innovation, thrives in a competitive environment and is a mentor and role model for women entering the operations and fulfillment field.
Each of these women taught attendees at Ecommerce Operations Summit what it means to be a woman leader in a male-dominated industry. For more information on the Women in Operations program, visit www.operationssummit.com. If you or someone you know would be a good nominee for the Women in Operations program in Orlando, Florida in 2020, please contact Daniela Forte, Content Manager for Multichannel Merchant at DForte@accessintel.com.