Three Carrefour employees awarded prizes at the 9th Retail Women of the Year Awards in France

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2015-6-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Three Carrefour employees awarded prizes at the 9th Retail Women of the Year Awards in France

–     Christina Durand, winner in the “Woman Manager” Category

Having joined Carrefour in 2004, she is now manager of the Carrefour Contact training school in Toulouse Blagnac (Haute-Garonne). She was awarded the prize in recognition of her efforts in training young people at the Albi and Bordeaux Chambers of Commerce and Industry, as well as future franchisees.

–     Soëd Toumi, winner in the “Woman Store Manager” Category.

Soëd Toumi joined Carrefour as a cashier in 1991 when she was a student. She was quickly promoted to section manager and then sector manager, working her way up through the ranks until she was appointed Manager of the Auteuil Carrefour hypermarket (Paris).

–     Incarnation Lamboust, winner in the “Committed Woman” category.

She has worked as a cashier at the Mèze Carrefour Market (Hérault) since 2001 and organises “pink week”, an initiative that involves raising people’s awareness of the devastating effects of breast cancer and the importance of regular screening.

With nearly 115,000 employees in France, Carrefour attaches particular importance to the role that women – who make up nearly 57% of its staff – play within the company.

These prizes are a nod to the HR policy that the retailer has adopted for these women employees, a policy that sets out to provide them with as much support as possible as they develop in their careers. For more than 10 years now, Carrefour’s dynamic policy has been to promote diversity by implementing a number of initiatives. These include the signing of agreements promoting equal opportunities for men and women, the creation of careers committees tasked with scouting for talented women, the creation of the Women Leaders programme in 2013 which encourages women to apply for managerial positions and the AFNOR Equal Opportunities label that was awarded to Carrefour Market in 2014.

Awards which pay tribute to women in retail

Created in 2007, these Awards are given in recognition of the professional, personal and social commitment of people who work in retail, paying tribute to the remarkable careers they have had. A total of six awards are presented to women the following categories: woman manager, woman entrepreneur, creative and innovative woman, young woman hopeful and committed woman.