Diversity in Retail launches its inaugural Women To Watch Index
Diversity in Retail (DiR), the Collaboration Community devoted to increasing diversity and inclusion in the retail industry, yesterday launched its inaugural Women To Watch Index and unveiled, for the second year, its Role Models for Inclusion, developed in partnership with The MBS Group.
At a landmark event in the heart of the City of London, DiR yesterday celebrated the success of the Women To Watch in Retail who were chosen for their commercial and operational excellence as well as their leadership, innovation and commitment.
At the same time, leaders from a wide range of backgrounds were showcased for the critical role they have played as Role Models for Inclusion in the Retail industry, moving the dial on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in both their organisations and their communities.
Nominations for the Index were submitted over April and May this year and over 60 leaders were nominated in total which is testament to the huge pool of talent and positive leadership within the sector. Among their many achievements, the women featured in the Index have been distinguished for their outstanding dedication, social impact and commitment to the Retail industry.
Tea Colaianni, Founder and Chair of DiR commented: “I am proud to launch our first Women To Watch Index and to unveil for the second year running our Role Models for Inclusion across the sector. The women featured in the Index have been singled out for their professional success as well as their exceptional leadership and we hope that they will inspire other women to pursue a career in retail.
“Equally inspiring are the achievements of our Role Models For Inclusion and we celebrate their dedication to championing diverse, inclusive cultures and supporting colleagues in their progression within the industry. I am also immensely grateful to the MBS Group for their commitment and support in highlighting these outstanding leaders”.
Elliott Goldstein, Managing Partner, The MBS Group, said: “We are honoured to partner with DiR on the inaugural Women to Watch and Role Models for Inclusion Index. We know from years of research into D&I that role modelling is a critical part of moving the dial on diversity, and we’re thrilled to be highlighting such a phenomenal group of leaders who are proving what’s possible, and using their influence to drive positive change for our sector”.
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