CENTRIC LAUNCHES FIRST ERG: WOMEN INITIATIVE NETWORK (WIN)
August 26, 2022
Today, on Women’s Equality Day, Centric Brands is proud to announce the launch of our first-ever Employee Resource Group: Women Initiative Network (WIN).
WIN’s mission is to empower, support and develop the women of Centric Brands. The group focuses on driving positive change in four key areas: professional development, employee experience, giving back and driving business results. Led by Centric Brands Co-Chairs, Elyse Kretz, Vice President of Talent and Culture, and Rebecca Steiner, Senior Vice President of Sales, and managed by ERG Champions across our global offices, Manon Roy, Carissa Bright and Natasha Endrei the group’s vision is to enable women to be strong leaders through networking, development and mentorship opportunities. Suzy Biszantz, Group President of our Mens and Womens platforms, holds the position of Executive Sponsor.
The U.S. Congress designated August 26 as Women’s Equality Day in 1973 to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. The observance not only commemorates this passage but honors the continued efforts of women toward obtaining full equality.
As part of our ongoing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion journey, and creating a community at Centric Brands where every associate feels supported, heard and given the opportunities for advancement and growth, the establishment of WIN is a pivotal step toward achieving this goal.