International Women’s Day

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:

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.

Video | On International Women’s Day, Brave Girl Rising Shines a Light on the Lives of Refugee Girls

The new film, written by award-winning poet Warsan Shire, brings one Somali girl’s story of hardship and hope to the big screen.
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In the new short film Brave Girl Rising, Nasro, a 17-year-old Somali refugee, shares her story from the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. Every day, Nasro fights for her basic survival, safety and access to the one thing that gives her hope for the future: her education.

Video | eBay Employees Share the Advice They Would Give to their Younger Selves

On International Women’s Day, our employees share their best pieces of advice to help empower the next generation.
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On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievements of women everywhere, while acknowledging the need to accelerate gender balance.

For nearly 25 years, eBay has been a strong advocate for fostering diversity and inclusion. In the spirit of mentorship and empowerment, we asked some of our employees to share the advice they would give to their younger selves, to help inspire the next generation of women.

Andrea Stairs
General Manager, Canada & Latin America

Meet Five Inspiring Women Innovators Who Are Improving Lives on International Women’s Day—and Every Day

Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer
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“The need to touch lives and improve the living condition of women and girls in disadvantaged communities inspires me every day,” said Chukwudera Bridget Okeke, Board Member of Concern Women International Development Initiative.

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