In honor of Women's History Month, Common Impact is spotlighting prominent female leaders who are leaving their mark on their organizations and communities. Today we hear from Caroline Kim Oh, head of CKO Coaching & Consulting and former President & Executive Director of iMentor, an education technology and youth mentoring nonprofit.
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!
by Jenn Pryce, President and CEO, Calvert Foundation
What do an artificial heart, the theater, and Gabon all have in common? From where you’re sitting, probably not much. For me, however, they are key facets of my life that have led me to a career in impact investing.
In 1972 Katharine Graham became America’s first female Fortune 500 CEO, leading The Washington Post Company, the fifth largest publishing company at the time, and under her leadership profits grew 20 percent annually from 1975 to 1985. She also became a role model and mentor for many women leaders in male-dominated fields and spoke openly about the issues they faced.
Female leaders encourage others to take control of their careers
In celebration of Women's Equality Day, a few of Cox Enterprises' female leaders are sharing tips and inspiration from their careers. They believe it's the culture of a company that helps make a difference, and Cox's core values have remained the same since 1898. Employees are the company's number one resource, and Cox is committed to having a diverse workforce.
Watch the video to hear from Cox Enterprises' Marybeth Leamer, Cox Automotive's Janet Barnard and Cox Communications' Jill Campbell.
Marybeth Leamer is executive vice president of human resources and administration for Cox Enterprises.
In celebration of Women's History Month, female leaders from across Cox Enterprises are sharing insights from their experience throughout the month of March. Marybeth Leamer is executive vice president of human resources and administration for Cox Enterprises.
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- ANNpower Project Grants to Fund Community Projects Designed to Initiate Positive Social Change -
NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC., the parent Company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, and Vital Voices Global Partnership are honored to announce the 2013 ANNpower Grantees, a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action. The young women represent a diverse group of high school students who are committed to driving positive social change in their home communities.