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Women in Retail Leadership Circle Names Jasmine Bellamy of Gap Inc its First Diversity and Inclusion Director

PHILADELPHIA -- Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC), a members-only association offering enterprise-level women in the retail industry a place to learn, connect and grow both personally and professionally, today announced that Jasmine Bellamy has joined its advisory board as its first Diversity and Inclusion Director.

Bellamy joined WIRLC in 2017 after attending the Women in Retail Leadership Summit, WIRLC's annual event that hosts 300-plus women retail executives for two-and-half days of retail strategy and professional development. Bellamy was later asked to join the association's advisory board, bringing her expertise from a distinguished 25-year career in retail merchandising to WIRLC. She currently holds a leadership position in merchandising at Gap Inc.

"We're excited that Jasmine has joined Women in Retail Leadership Circle's advisory board as Diversity and Inclusion Director," said Melissa Campanelli, co-founder, Women in Retail Leadership Circle. "Jasmine has a strong background in diversity leadership and education. She's the right person to help with our efforts to make WIRLC a more diverse community."

Bellamy's new role as diversity director will include advising the Women in Retail Leadership Circle's board regarding association growth, supporting content, and live events. She will also contribute to the association's weekly e-newsletter, Inner Circle.

"I'm thrilled to join the Women in Retail Leadership Circle board as its first Diversity and Inclusion Director," Bellamy said. "While there's a growing talent pool, a void of leaders that reflect the diversity of consumers still exists in the retail industry. It speaks volumes that WIRLC is taking a strategic approach in leading this necessary change."