Celebrating women working in retail

Hundreds of business figures gathered at Claridge’s Hotel in London to celebrate 12 incredible women working within retail who have been chosen as 2015 Specsavers everywoman in Retail Ambassadors, singled out for their outstanding career achievements and ability to inspire others.

Everywoman fronted by Specsavers Dame Mary Perkins 

This programme is fronted by retail icon Dame Mary Perkins, co-founder of Specsavers, and supported by a number of forward-thinking organisations that are committed to showcasing the career opportunities retail offers women of all ages. Guests included senior figures from 35 retail brands who joined together to congratulate the Ambassadors and celebrate their achievements.

More needs to be done to ensure equality

The world of retail is immense, and the UK is a global leader. Those considering retail as a career have numerous opportunities open to them, whether their passion is to work in fashion, grocery, sports or gifts, and with the growth of e-commerce there has never been a better time to join the sector. Yet more needs to be done to ensure equality at a senior level in retail – only 13 out of 100 on the Retail Week Power List 2015 were women.

Inspirational women chosen

These phenomenally inspirational women unveiled have been chosen to help balance this inequality – by sharing their story with other women, showing them what a career in retail really looks like, and influencing them to understand that they too can achieve great things.

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