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13 Inspiring Stories From Women in Manufacturing

From successes to challenges, read the stories for these women
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In light of International Women’s Day 2019, Gildan launched a campaign to recognize some of their 23,000 female employees.

Thirteen employees from seven different countries where the Company operates were invited to share their professional and personal stories. These women explored topics including passions, motivation, family, resilience and growth. Read their stories:

Schneider Electric Accelerates Its Practices of Gender Equality and Inclusion Forward with 100% Leadership Commitment to UN Women's Empowerment Principles

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Schneider Electric is the first multi-national company to achieve unanimous commitment by its country presidents to the UN's guidelines on gender equality and empowerment- Commitment exemplifies Schneider Electric's practices of inclusion and furthers the company's goals of advancing gender equality across its global footprint

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Schneider Electric is the first multi-national company to achieve unanimous commitment by its country presidents to the UN's guidelines on gender equality and empowerment- Commitment exemplifies Schneider Electric's practices of inclusion and furthers the company's goals of advancing gender equality across its global footprint

Hear Her Story: Q&A With Fulvia Stevens, Director of Customer Service at Gildan

The price to pay
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Fulvia, Director of Customer Service at Gildan shares  the best advice she has ever received and her thoughts on how her success is her family’s success.

Q: Tell us about your beginnings here at Gildan:

Hear Her Story: Q&A With Ruth Vizcarra, Operations Manager at Gildan

Building an operational department from the ground up
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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:

Q: Tell us about your career journey at Gildan?

Hear Her Story: Q&A with Amanda Thornhill, Merchandising Manager at Gildan

From concept to shelf, a woman’s passion for retail
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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.

Hear Her Story: Q&A With Margarita Najera, Plant Manager at Gildan

Journeying back home
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Margarita, Plant Manager at Gildan shares with us the joy of coming back to work in her native country and her sudden rise to leadership. Here is her story:

Q: Tell us about your career journey:

Hear Her Story: Q&A with Vileika Ramirez, Director of Human Resources - Caribbean Basin at Gildan

A love for people
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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?

Hear Her Story: Q&A with Retta Murphy, Manager of Customer Service at Gildan

A Heart for Service
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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.

Hear Her Story: Q&A With Melissa Charlery, Technician IT Support at Gildan

From intern to employee
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Melissa Charlery shares her journey from her beginnings at Gildan three years ago as an intern, to securing a full-time position in the company’s IT department. Here is the story of this young’s woman’s personal and professional growth after university:

Q: How did you start here at Gildan?

Hear Her Story: Q&A with Karina Valenzuela, Manager of Organizational Development at Gildan

Focusing on the growth of our people
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Meet Karina, manager of organizational development in the Dominican Republic. Karina shares with us her passion for developing people but also on her own self development. Here is her story:

Q: Tell us about your life at Gildan:

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