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In celebration of International Women's Day - a global day which celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women - The Broadwalk Centre has revealed what it's truly like to be a working woman in management in Edgware.
The Broadwalk Centre prides itself on being situated in such a diverse community and is lucky enough to have over 10 female leading ladies within the centre. In the last 5 years The Broadwalk has seen an incredible rise in female managers with Angela Brooks, The Broadwalk's Centre Manager, and Dina Mistry, the centre's Marketing Manager, leading the way.
In 2016 over 83% of UK women in full time employment said they believed there was still gender discrimination within the workplace. International Women's Day celebrates equality in the workforce and The Broadwalk Centre has recently interviewed over 10 women in an attempt to find out how real women working in Edgware feel about equality and their role in the retail industry. The results clearly show that Edgware retail businesses are striving to improve this state of affairs.
Local Police Community Support Officer, Diane Trinder, stated: "The Edgware Police Force offers equal training to both male and female employees" whilst Rebecca Wymer, Store Manager at Metro Bank located within the centre, added that "the whole company is incredibly fair by offering equal opportunities to all genders".
The Centre's results highlight that the key advantages of being a woman within the retail industry include "residents prefer women on customer service" Store Manager at Poundland - Jawanti Unarkat, whilst Dina Mistry, Marketing Manager at The Broadwalk added "The advantages would be that women are often more personable than men to get on with and not to mention more organised in general!".
Angela Brooks, Centre Manager at The Broadwalk Centre, said:
"Here at The Broadwalk Centre we're committed to offering equal opportunities for both men and women in the workplace. I'm thrilled that our recent research has revealed that 100% of employees interviewed believe that their employer offers equal opportunity for all."