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From Program to Possibility: Lily Akter, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Gildan

For International Women’s Day, Lily describes the importance of professional development opportunities at work and how they have supported her as a woman in Bangladesh
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Lily joined Gildan in 2010 as a Quality Inspector and has since advanced her career, growing into her current position as Quality Assurance Coordinator. Today, she shares the impact that one of Gildan’s professional development programs has had on her and discusses the importance of supporting women’s development in Bangladesh.

“At Gildan, I was able to participate in an amazing development program with about 10 other women, where I gained skills to help me flourish in my role. Now, I have more confidence at work because I have the tools to excel as a professional in my field.

From Program to Possibility: Favia Marisol Consoro, Knitting Mechanic at Gildan

For International Women’s Day, Favia shares how Gildan’s professional development initiatives have supported her career growth and empowered her as a woman working in Mechanics
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Favia has worked at Gildan in the Dominican Republic for over 15 years, and during that time, she participated in a variety of Company programs for professional development. In honor of International Women’s Day, she reveals how her experiences in these initiatives have supported her career-development while empowering her as the only woman working in Mechanics at her facility.

Companies Commemorate International Women’s Day 2020

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This Sunday (March 8) marks International Women’s Day - a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

International Women’s Day 2020: Celebrating Women’s Achievements and the Quest for Gender Equality

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By Kelly Baker, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day – Each for Equal – is centered on the idea that an equal world is an enabled world, and that gender equality is essential for economies and communities to thrive.

From Program to Possibility: Asha Weekes, Credit Senior Manager at Gildan

For International Women’s Day, Asha shares her insights about Gildan’s 11-month Leadership and Development initiative
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Asha Weekes has been with Gildan for over a decade. She started as a Credit Analyst at Gildan’s Barbados office, where she quickly began building her career upon her transition to Supervisor and Manager positions. Now, as a Senior Manager, Asha is sharing her perspectives about the value of supporting women in leadership along with her experience participating in Gildan’s 11-month leadership and development initiative.

From Program to Possibility: Sabrina Teixeira, Director of Financial Operations at Gildan

In light of International Women’s Day, Sabrina shares how some of Gildan’s initiatives have empowered her
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For International Women’s Day, we asked Sabrina Teixeira, Director of Financial Operations at Gildan’s headquarters, to share how some of the Company’s initiatives have empowered her as a woman in the workforce. Sabrina chose to talk about the “Leading the Gildan Way” training program, an initiative that helps turn managers into leaders.

“The Leading the Gildan Way’ program is designed to help us become the best leaders we can be. It focuses on our own development as individuals but also emphasizes the value of guiding, working, and communicating with people.

From Program to Possibility: Ingrid Miranda, Production Chief at Gildan

For International Women’s Day, Ingrid reveals how she was impacted by Gildan’s “Wonderful Women” initiative
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Ingrid Miranda joined Gildan in 2010 as a Quality Assurance Auditor in Honduras. She was later promoted to Quality Chief in 2014, and then to Production Chief in 2016. As a woman in leadership, Ingrid shares how she was impacted by Gildan’s “Wonderful Women” initiative and its “Taking the Stage” lectures, where the company hosted a panel discussion about diversity, inclusion, and female empowerment. Hear what she has to say:

From Program to Possibility: Amanda Jackson, Reworks Supervisor at Gildan

For International Women’s Day, Amanda reveals how she was impacted by some of Gildan’s initiatives
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Meet Amanda Jackson, Reworks Supervisor at Gildan’s distribution center in Charleston, U.S. Amanda participated in the Leading the Gildan Way program, an 11-month initiative designed to empower employees through leadership development activities and workshops. Today, Amanda shares how she was impacted by the program and how it helped empower her as a woman in her field.

From Program to Possibility: Gildan Explores the Impacts of Their Leadership and Development Programs for International Women’s Day

Read what women at Gildan have to say about the transformative potential of company initiatives
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For International Women’s Day, Gildan is honouring the spirit of this year’s theme, “An equal world is an enabled world”, with a mini-series that revisits some of the Company’s initiatives focused on professional development and women’s empowerment. In doing so, the mini-series aims to explore how each initiative impacted a female employee who participated.

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