Scaling Retail Founder & CEO Syama Meagher is a proven & sought-after expert in her field. As the chief retail strategist of international fashion retail consultancy Scaling Retail, she uses her breadth of knowledge & elite team of experts to deliver award-winning results. In this event, we'll share career advancement strategies & tips to identify your career goals. Syama will cover:
How to figure out what you want in your career & reverse engineer the path to get there
Her career path from working for brands like Macy's & Barneys New York as a buyer, planner, & merchandiser to finding her own retail & e-commerce consulting business
Why dance parties are part of networking & other unconventional (but effective) career advancement strategies
About the Speakers
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Founder & CEO,
Courtney Brand is the Founder & CEO of thelighthouse. Prior to thelighthouse, she worked as a Management Consultant for 5 years in New York, Shanghai, & Beijing, selling & delivering work to top clients including Alibaba, Apple, Mercedes, Porsche, & Danone. After working for two years in New York, Courtney was transferred to PwC's Shanghai office to help launch the firm's new digital & innovation consulting practice in China which became the second highest revenue-generating team. As the Founder & CEO of thelighthouse, she is working to empower professionals with the network, insights, & support to thrive in their ever-changing careers & the fast changing world of work. She speaks Mandarin Chinese & French & graduated from Georgetown University.
Syama Meagher Photo
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder,
Scaling Retail Founder & CEO Syama Meagher is a proven & sought-after expert in her field. As the chief retail strategist of international fashion retail consultancy Scaling Retail, she uses her breadth of knowledge & elite team of experts to deliver award-winning results.
At Scaling Retail, Syama has cultivated a global client base, working with not only American fashion & lifestyle brands but emerging & established companies all over the world, including Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Hong Kong, Australia & more. She has cultivated a long & loyal clientbase thanks to impeccable strategizing, demonstrated business growth, industry, sales & marketing knowledge & tailored business solutions.
Having a fully 360-degree experience of the entire industry, with a diverse background ranging from working with fashion's elite to new brands & the future of fashion retail, Syama is intimately familiar with the entrepreneurial spirit of laying a foundation & kick starting growth, even when working within larger enterprises such as Gucci, Macy's & Barneys as a buyer, planner, content merchandiser, marketing director & more.
Syama is a seasoned thought leader often presenting at speaking engagements, such as MAGIC, TEDX & Summit, & regularly quoted in the press including Glossy, BOF, & NPR. She is a featured Forbes contributor, a past advisor on projects for city governments & the UN, & an active board member of the Downtown Women's Center. Syama has received several recognitions for business acumen having recently been named one of WWD's Top 20 Women in Business as well as receiving a Stevie Award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year.
About Our Partners
thelighthouse is the Waze for your career'. We empower professionals with the network, insight, & support to navigate the fast changing world of work. We do this via algorithmic matching with relevant professionals for one-on-one virtual career sessions, curated resources, & member-driven events. We partner with people-first companies looking to invest in their top talent. As professionals navigate increasingly non-linear career paths, thelighthouse is becoming the throughline & empowering them at each stage of their ever-changing careers. Learn more at: https://www.thelighthouse.us/