Press for Progress - International Women's Day 2018

Centra Windows - Emily Parson - VP Marketing

Last week the Centra team celebrated International Women's Day. The theme for this year's campaign was #PressforProgress. Centra is so proud of the women excelling and making positive gains on a daily basis within the company. For Centra, #IWD is an opportuntity for collective action and shared responsibility for driving gender parity and there's no better time to take a step forward towards gender parity within the workplace. We took a tour around the office and asked some of our team members what #IWD means to them. Take a look below to see quotes from some of our Centra employees on #IWD2018.


Celebrate diversity and compensate people for their work without bias. Diversity in the workplace is integral because a balanced perspective is good for business. If everyone at an organization looks at the world in the same way, your ability to be innovative and troubleshoot creative solutions is limited. - Emily Parson: VP Marketing






Press for Progress for me means breaking down some of the barriers and making sure all women are treated equally and given the same opportunities as any of the men within a company.        - Natalie Honey: Director of Sales and Support Supervisor






I am rising into the woman who will not apologize for an upright spine, and a newly found voice full of reason, confidence and power. - Jessica O'Brien: Service & Installations






"The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world." Charles Malik - Tanna Burechailo: Accounting Assistant






I am thankful every day for the strong women that fought for the opportunities I am able to have today, and because of this I will continue to fight for the future generations of women to come. Dolly Parton said it best “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” - Dannielle Blandin: Manufacturing Administration Manager






Happy International Women's Day. An example of gender equality at Centra is that I can walk up to anyone regardless of their gender, speak my mind and I know they will value my opinion.    - Heather Leong: Senior Accounting Assistant






As one of the departments here at Centra that have gender parity, we support women to reach for the stars and attain those goals! - Mark Estrada: Marketing Manager






Here’s to the strong women, may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them. - Laura Friesen: Data Entry Coordinator






In an industry that is male dominated, Centra is anything but a boys club. - Candice Waine: Customer Care Supervisor






May all women be free to dream, express, create and live their deepest heart’s desires. - Emily Wu: Estimator






Happy International Women's Day! - Birgitte Howie: Payroll & HR Coordinator






I'm so glad to see the progress that Centra has made to become an industry leader and having women lead and impact at every single level in our organization. Thank you and we appreciate you. - Garett Wall: President & CEO






To me International Women’s day is one day a year where attention is drawn to a conversation that is already taking place in the everyday lives of women everywhere. It’s about questioning assumptions, challenging established norms and redefining the expectations that have been ingrained through popular culture about women. Shoulder to shoulder with other women and the men who champion equality, we can realize what it means to have true gender parity when we continue the conversation. - Lana Gordin - People and Culture Manager






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