International Women's Day

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In a year that’s been anything but ordinary here’s to the women who have proven that anything is possible.

30 years ago, there was nothing but a green meadow and lots of wind and water ...

...on the site of the famous McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Centre Parndorf. Today, the who's who of the fashion industry can be found here: Gucci, Burberry, Moncler, Montblanc, Tommy Hilfiger, Hugo Boss and many more. Not only is the management of many shops firmly in women's hands, but also important control centres such as the security centre or the guest service desk. At an internationally successful location like the Designer Outlet Centre, equality is a matter of course and a decisive competitive advantage. Women to front of the stage!

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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. 

- Sarah Aumüller, Store Manager Burberry
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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

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