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Women Leading the Way in Retail Sector

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Women Leading the Way in Retail Sector

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everywoman, the UK's leading provider of resources for women in business, is demonstrating its commitment to supporting the retail industry through its involvement in the Specsavers 'even/woman in Retail Awards', which seek to identify and celebrate the contribution made by those women who are excelling and making waves in the sector.

The initiative was launched because everywoman recognised that, despite 60% of employees in retail being women, there are very few females in senior management positions. This seems to have been the case for the past decade, which begs for some action to address the situation and rebalance it by identifying positive role models to inspire other women. There are nine different categories, including 'Star of the Future', for a young woman striding ahead in her career, 'Innovator of the Year', 'Inspiration of the Year' and 'Leader of the Year', an award open to any woman heading a team, department or business successfully.

In addition, the overall 'Specsavers Woman of the Year Award' will be presented to an inspirational female whose vision and success is an exemplar to all within the industry. Maxine Benson, Co-founder and Director of even/woman remarks, "The UK is well-known for its retail offerings, particularly fashion, technology and gastronomy. …

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