What I'm reading this week: Wednesday 2nd August / by Naomi Oluleye

  1. Sheryl Sandberg on Desert Island Discs in which she discusses love, loss, gender pay gap issues and what Facebook is doing to combat terrorism.
  2. As Amazon’s influence grows, marketers scramble to tailor effective strategies.
  3. Very interesting interview with Man Repeller founder Leandra Medine, on the things she wishes she’d known before she became an influencer.
  4. How Raf Simons captured the Calvin Klein empire.
  5. Refinery 29 looks into reasons why retailers are dying to be as authentic as the beloved concept store colette.
  6. Yesterday I announced I’ll be doing my first panel talk at Ace Hotel on ‘The Power of Quitting', with an amazing and talent panel of women including, Alex Holder (Writer & Creative Director, Jody Shield (Wellbeing Consultant, Author & Lululemon Meditation Ambassador), Naomi Mdudu (Founder of The Lifestyle Edit), and Deborah Rey-Burns (Founder of creative agency Propela and, The Future Of...).It will be a discussion on how smart women pivot, embrace change, and lean into their strengths to build a successful career with a sense of purpose. The first wave of tickets have sold out but there will be more in a month. Click here to read more about the event and how to get tickets.