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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:

Hear Her Story: Q&A With Ilca Lindo, Technical Manager at Gildan

Fight like a Girl
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With over 13 years of experience at Gildan and over 7 positions later, Ilca is a fighter who has always been up for the next challenge. Here is the story of a woman who has always said “yes” to the unknown and never been afraid to speak her mind.

Q: Can you tell us about your career journey at Gildan?

Hear Her Story: Q&A with Idalia Pineda, Sewing Planning Manager at Gildan

The career she always dreamt of
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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!

Hear Her Story: Q&A With Maria Frohmader, VP Textiles & Garment Dyeing at Gildan

A Passion for Continuous Improvement
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Maria, a Canadian Honduran, shares her seventeen year journey at Gildan. From manager to VP, read the story of this woman’s rise to leadership and her advice on how to get there.

Q: Tell us about your career journey:

After finishing my Textiles Technical degree in Switzerland, I came back home to Honduras and worked in a textile mill. In 2002, I was excited to interview for a job with Gildan, a Canadian company that had operations in Honduras.

Hear Her Story: Q&A with Marie-Chantal Vallée, Business Analyst IT at Gildan

Finding her Fit at Gildan
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Marie-Chantal shares her story from losing her job during her maternity leave to finding her fit at Gildan. Here is her story:

Q: Tell us about a challenge you overcame during your career?

Shortly after I began my maternity leave with my second child, the company I was working for at the time restructured and I lost my job. It was hard for me to process the information when I got the phone call as I was in full-time mommy mode - taking care of a new born and completely absorbed by his wellbeing. 

Hear Her Story: Q&A with Lourdes Caballero, Senior Manager of Product Performance at Gildan

Growing with Gildan
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Gildan caught up with Lourdes Caballero, Senior Manager of Product Performance to hear about her career journey. From witnessing the company’s sudden growth to adapting to a larger team, Lourdes shares some of her cherished moments at Gildan.

Q: Tell us about your job:

I’m currently responsible for managing the development of new products.

I started 9 years ago as a product coordinator, already having 11 years of experience in the apparel industry; I was able to transfer a lot of that knowledge to my new position.

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