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Females to the front: Women retail leaders share insights from the top

A black and white headshot of Charlene Perera
“It’s about setting the destination and letting the team drive,” says Perera. Image: Supplied
It’s well-known that females make up a large portion of the workforce in the retail industry. Reports have shown that 57.7 per cent of the retail industry is made up of female workers, but that is certainly not reflected in boardrooms. Here, we chat with several successful women in retail about their female business heroes, the best career advice they ever received and the experiences of female leaders they wish people talked more about. Charlene Perera, general manager, Hush Puppies and Clark