The significance of mentorship reaches far beyond the mentor/mentee relationship. From career empowerment and personal growth, to pushing the industry forward and strengthening the running and outdoor community, mentorship within specialty retail is invaluable.
Erin Flynn (Professor, Bentley University) facilitates the virtual conversation and covers key areas of focus for retailers. You’ll also hear from a panel of leading specialty retail professionals, who will share tips and advice for cultivating a mentor/mentee relationship.
At the end of the webinar, participants had the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A as well as join the TRE Peer Mentor Program.
Erin Flynn is a 15-year running industry veteran and a former NCAA 5k/10k athlete at Georgetown University. Throughout her time in the industry, Erin has held senior-level positions with several global brands – including Saucony and adidas – and has consulted to numerous running specialty retailers across the United States. She is a Professor at Bentley University, one of the nation’s top business schools, where she teaches MBA and Undergraduate marketing courses. Much of her coursework involves strategy development for top running brands. Erin is actively involved in Bentley’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) efforts, having served on the Racial Justice Task Force and currently facilitating cross-departmental discussions on racial identity, white privilege, and anti-racism. She is also actively involved in the running industry’s DEI efforts, serving as the research lead for the Running Industry Diversity Coalition.