The Women in Leadership Development (WiLD) group, a network of Sears Holdings associates, celebrates women in the workplace and hosts monthly meetings to engage female associates in career development.
Hundreds of associates participate in WiLD’s leadership development seminars, networking programs, charitable events and mentoring activities each year. In honor of Women’s History Month this month, WiLD celebrated by encouraging SHC associates to nominate a “Shero” who unselfishly serve their local community. Sheroes were honored during the Women’s History Month “Afternoon of Tea” event recently held at our Hoffman Estates campus.
Three women were recognized as WiLD’s 2017 Sheros.
“I was training in India last month and discovered a true Shero. Aarti builds relationships with women in her community and is an active leader in a place where being a woman can be difficult. She has recruited a team of 35 individuals (27 of these she is personally responsible for hiring and four managers she referred) for a support team for Inventory Management in Hyderabad, India.”
“Aarti has recruited women to work in a mostly male-dominated group. She believes women can be as successful in this job as men, and she deserves recognition for her efforts. She really is a woman in leadership development. After working closely with this group, I believe she is an inspiration to many. Aarti looks for both large and small ways to make a positive impact in people’s lives every day.” – Aarti’s team member
“Rose and her husband started an animal rescue, House of Ig, which focuses on taking in iguanas and giving them a lifetime home. They have driven all over the country to pick up some of their rescues and have also converted a large portion of their home into a sanctuary. Through community engagement, Rose and her husband are teaching young people about responsible animal stewardship and taking away fear of these lesser known animals. Rose is also active with the Elgin Police Department and local communities. She gives generously of her time to anyone who might ask.” – Rose’s colleague
“Yolanda is a new grandmother who is very involved in volunteering at her church and within the community. She doesn’t just DO good things for the community; she spreads joy daily through her positive and encouraging attitude. Yolanda has a kind heart and is continuously involved in many volunteering activities. Recently, she assisted at an event that connected formerly incarcerated individuals with resources including legal advice, haircuts, job opportunities, nutrition and much more.” – Yolanda’s coworker
Congratulations to our SHC Sheroes! Thanks for showing us how one person can truly make a difference.
Here are some more images from the “Afternoon of Tea” event that highlighted the women’s efforts and enabled associates to discuss what makes them a Shero in their daily lives.
Thank you to WiLD for hosting another inspiring event!