As we've grown, so have our efforts to recruit, support, and celebrate women in science, healthcare, engineering and beyond.
Growing up as a young Black girl with a life-threatening illness, Bre Jacobs found herself in a revolving door of doctors’ offices — but none of the healthcare professionals ever looked like her. To understand her condition, reduce the stress on her family, and take control of her own health, Bre dove into medical journals. That activity sparked a passion for scientific knowledge that drives Bre to this day. Now a Medtronic Senior Research Program Manager, Bre still can’t help but wonder: "Where would I be if, earlier on, I had met someone like me in this field?
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.
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:
From dreams to reality, Idalia shares her Gildan story that started over 20 years ago when she was only in college.
Q: Tell us about your career journey:
I’ve been with Gildan from the start of my career, it’s the only company I’ve worked for and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
When I was in college, I used to drive by the Gildan facility and think to myself, 'one day, I’m going to work there!' Little did I know that shortly after that, I’d get an interview and start my journey at Gildan. That was 20 years ago!