Be Inspired's monthly podcast – Be Inspired Stories - celebrates the careers of women throughout the retail sector, investigating the personalities behind the job titles.

At the heart of the podcast is Be Inspired’s main goal – to inspire women through the stories of others, and empower them to become the female leaders of tomorrow.

If you have a query regarding the podcast, contact isobel.chillman@retail-week.com

Subscribe to Be Inspired Stories on iOS devices via Apple Podcasts or on Android devices via RadioPublic .

Episode 1: Building muscle on the bone

Episode one hears from Annie Murphy, SVP and global chief commercial officer at Walgreen Boots Alliance.

Murphy discusses how both good and bad role models have shaped her career, the traits she believes are key to succeeding in retail, and why being told to “build muscle on the bone” was the best piece of advice she’s ever been given.

Listen to the podcast via the below player, or search for ‘Be Inspired Stories’ on the Apple Podcasts or RadioPublic apps.

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