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Diversity In The Workplace: #IWD2017

If we were to ask you to picture the people leading the way in the construction and manufacturing industry, what images come to mind?

If you didn’t picture a diverse workforce of talented men AND women with at least a few dozen unique and challenging professional career paths – then you weren't thinking about Centra.

This year for International Women’s Day, one theme is #EqualityMatters – Something we already know here at Centra. From the manufacturing of our product to quality control, sales, customer service, project management, and executive leadership, equality is key and you’ll find women holding key roles to our success. What we’ve learned in over 30 years of business is that diversity is crucial and we're better off when we work together. The right people for the job are the ones who have the right attitude, shared core values, and the skills to do the best job possible.

#EqualityMatters

While we know there are ways to improve, especially in our industry, we know that when we say #EqualityMatters on International Women’s Day it’s something we also practice at the start of every morning here at Centra and we are trying to get the message out “There are opportunities here for anyone with the right attitude and willingness to learn”. Other businesses and independent studies are getting the message too: Equality is good for business. “Organizations with 30% female leaders could add up to 6 percentage points to its net profit margin” – a 2016 study by the Pearson Institute for International Economics.

Women in the workplace are good for democracy and improve negotiations resulting in stronger businesses; which is good for the economy and families. Whenever we can make changes for happier and healthier communities, encourage local businesses to thrive and encourage inclusive environments; those are the choices we can all feel good about making.

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Centra Windows is not only the manufacturer but also the installer of its product, which enables us to offer a full warranty, eliminating any confusion between product performance and installation. We view the house as a system and understand how each of the elements must work correctly to maximize the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. Contact our local Employee Owners at 1-888-534-3333 or send us an email at info@centra.ca for more information about this topic and many more. You can also sign up for our biweekly newsletter, providing all the tips and tricks about the window industry.

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