Building an operational department from the ground up
We sat down with Ruth, Gildan’s Operations Manager, to look back at her 15 year career at the company. From starting out as a Quality Supervisor to finding her fit in operations, Ruth shares her story and the personal milestones she reached along the way:
From concept to shelf, a woman’s passion for retail
Amanda, Merchandising Manager for Gildan, shares her passion for product development and the leaders that have helped her along the way in her nine years at Gildan. Here is her story:
Q: How did you end up at Gildan?
My husband and I were living in Arkansas where I was working for a large retail company. He had wanted to move back home to Charleston for a while, so in 2010 we made the big move. To be honest, I was really sad about it. I loved my job back in Arkansas and I never thought I would find another job quite like it here.
With over ten years at Gildan and thirty years of experience in human resources, Vileika has been able to share her passion and HR expertise with Gildan teams in different parts of the world. Here is her story:
Q: What does your career journey at Gildan look like?
Retta shares how her love of serving others has helped her find her fit in customer service. Here is Retta’s story:
Q: Tell us about your job here at Gildan?
I am the Manager of Customer Service in our Sports Specialty Division, specifically overseeing our GoldToe brand and our licensed brand Under Armour. I am responsible for a team of six customer service representatives and together we do everything that we can to make sure our customers’ needs are met. I’ve been working in this field for 30 years now.
Nana was enthusiastic, but not prepared to teach a classroom of students in Indonesia until he was trained by ConnectEd. He learned to confront everyday challenges, design and manage curricula, and lead a class. His improvements have benefited his students’ learning.
Despite her husband’s objections, Rashmi joined the ICT course offered with ConnectEd India. ConnectEd opens conversations among students about gender roles and helps address the technology gender gap.
Read more about how Rashmi is closing the gender gap in technology and preparing for work in Delhi.
As a migrant and new to Beijing, Yi-Yu did not feel at home in her new school and was not willing to engage in lessons or make friends. ConnectEd puts a focus on the holistic education of its students, including psychosocial education, so through continued encouragement Yi-Yu was able to engage in school.