Some financial services firms are making progress toward achieving gender parity, but most still lag in other types of diversity, industry data shows. The next step may be looking beyond broad and binary classifications, like gender or minority and non-minority designations, to examine how these categories intersect to improve diversity and inclusion for the most underrepresented groups.
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From successes to challenges, read the stories for these women
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:
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:
“There is a concentrated outreach effort around increasing recruitment of females, especially in operations. Having women in our workforce who are successful helps, because that makes it easier for us to recruit and retain more women. It doesn’t matter where you are in a company, if you can’t look around and see people like yourself, you’re going to ask, ‘Is this the place for me?’” ~ Cindy Earhart Executive Vice President, Administration, Norfolk Southern
CBRE broker: More women entering the field as opportunities increase
Call Barbara Segalini Stilley a trailblazer.
When the Wilton resident joined CBRE's Stamford office three decades ago, she was one of three female brokers in an office dominated by men.
Though the national ratio of men to women has not changed much in the past few decades -- estimates are that 10 percent of commercial real estate brokers are women -- Segalini Stilley is now one of seven female brokers at the firm, which has 31 agents overall.