From: 23rd Sep 2014 07:00 pm
To: 23rd Sep 2014 11:00 pm (GMT)
The UK’s leading female retailers are showing their support to encourage girls to see the career potential offered by the industry. Major players including Dame Mary Perkins (Specsavers), Nicky Dulieu (Hobbs) and Judith McKenna (Walmart)) have given their backing to the Specsavers everywoman in Retail Ambassador programme to highlight the breadth of opportunity within the sector and to encourage nominations from women working in all areas of retail, of all ages and from across the country.
Every year, the Specsavers everywoman in Retail Ambassador programme celebrates role models who individually represent the best of female talent working in retail today. Collectively they give a comprehensive snapshot of what success looks like at all ages & stages of a career in retail, and across all divisions of the industry. The women awarded Retail Ambassador status at this annual ceremony will be profiled as exemplary role models – not just in retail, but the wider business community.
The Specsavers everywoman in Retail Ambassadors programme is supported by Media Partner, woman&home - the leading lifestyle brand for 40 + women.
Our Advisory Board comprises trade associations, networks and membership organisation that together represent the breadth of the retail industry. Their industry insight will identify the organisations and women in their sector who should be considered for recognition, helping us uncover the most inspirational role models.
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By highlighting the industry's inspirational women and celebrating their successes and achievements, the Specsavers everywoman in Retail Ambassadors programme aims to highlight the contributions that women are making to their field and to encourage more women to pursue a career in the sector.
In order to attract and retain more ambitious, passionate female retailers, we need to profile and promote the stories of inspirational role models. This programme will:
Increase awareness of the diverse range of opportunities for women in retail
Inspire more women to consider a career in retail, as opposed to just a job
Shine the spotlight on those women inspiring others, role models operating the entire length of the female talent pipeline
Profile those companies who place importance on recognising inspirational female role models and the vital role they play in motivating their colleagues
Being selected as an ambassador will attract attention and support from the business world, government, industry and the press. It will recognise the woman as an inspirational ‘role model’ who will inspire more women and girls to consider a career in the retail industry.
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