Women in the Floorcovering Industry (WIFI), an educational non-profit that attracts, educates, and empowers women in the flooring industry, hosted a panel discussion for next-generation women leaders in flooring retailers at the Alliance Flooring Convention in Orlando, Florida, on March 3, 2024. The retailers charted their challenges, shared how they are putting their mark on the business, and what it takes to lead their teams.

Panelists included Katelyn Hansen of Wholesale Flooring in Fall River, Massachusetts, and CarpetsPlus Colortile Kitchen and Bath in Somerset, Massachusetts; April House of CarpetsPlus ColorTile in Winnsboro, Texas; Corinne Gilbert and Amy Parker of Gilbert’s Carpets Plus ColorTile in Big Rapids, Michigan; Jandi Phillips and Jennifer Curtis of Right Carpet & Interiors in Alamosa, Colorado; and Kyriah Simmons of 3Kings Flooring in Fort Wayne, Indiana.