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REPORT | Rise up: The power of women in retail

From Mecca founder Jo Horgan to Kellogg’s managing director Esme Borgelt and Camper managing director Mawuse Ziegbe, we’re shining a light on some of the industry’s most influential women in our new downloadable report, Rise up: The power of women in retail, thanks to our sponsor Impact.

In the lead up to International Women’s Day in March, there is always a flurry of podcasts, stories, interviews, panels and breakfasts that take place, where we discuss the challenges of females in the workplace and share stories with one another about our experiences. 

But what happens on the other 364 days of the year?

Reports have shown that 57.7 per cent of the retail industry is made up of female workers, but that is certainly not reflected in boardrooms. According to stats from June this year, 33.6 per cent of the ASX 200 boards is made up of women. Basically, the people working on the shopfloor are women, a high percentage of whom are either working part-time or in casual roles, while those actually making the decisions and leading retail businesses are men.

In the Rise Up report, we chat with some of the retail industry’s leading female powerhouses – and a couple male allies – about their experiences in the modern workplace, the advice they wish they had given themselves when they were younger and how we can support the next generation of women.

To download the Rise Up report, sponsored by Impact, click here.

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