International Women's Day is on 8 March. At McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Parndorf, a highly motivated team is at work all year round, 76% of whom are women. On this occasion, we take a look at some of them - strong women have their say:
"For 12 years, I have enjoyed working as an operations manager at the Designer Outlet, which is like a small town for me - also with an international holiday flair. Customers from Dubai have sent me thank-you letters for my support and have also visited me at the centre on every trip to Austria. For me, being successful means leading a functioning, motivated team and thus meeting the requirements of our customers. With a cooperative management style. At the same time, it is very important for our work in the security service to also give strict and clear instructions and to guarantee their compliance. My career aspiration as a child was to be a nurse, today I also work in a sensitive area. In our team, it is especially important to be prudent and attentive. My tip: listen, act and get support if needed. And I advise all girls and young women to take advantage of every opportunity for further training." - Gabi Riha, Head of Operations Securitas Parndorf
For me, a positive attitude to life is the secret to success: being able to go to work every day with a smile.
Collective action and shared ownership for driving gender parity is what makes International Women's Day impactful.
"Every day is an experience at the Designer Outlet, the secret of our store team is the very individual care of our clientele. I've been in Parndorf for six years, diligence and performance are important to me, I see success as a confirmation of what I do. As a child, I dreamed of becoming a ballet dancer; even now, I am motivated by passion, and in my management role, I am characterised by consistent performance. My home is a good balance for my work-life balance. I recommend to young women who want to get started: build and maintain networks, develop your personality and face the challenges." - Marcela Ivanova, Boutique Manager Montblanc