We’re celebrating International Women’s Day at Ardene by recognizing the strong and inspirational ladies who make up the majority of our workforce. From payroll and human resources to marketing and e-commerce, not only do women make up about 80% of our staff, but they also hold a large percentage of our head office leadership roles. Ardene is an environment of support and empowerment, and we encourage women to follow their passions and thrive. In every department, the incredible talent of our women is evident, and we are proud to work at such an inclusive company that houses such a wide range of skills.
Girls Supporting Girls
Women’s initiatives both near and far are important to us and being a company that caters predominantly to young women, our message of empowerment, confidence and self-love is at the forefront of everything we do. We’ve worked with female role models like KGMTL, Lilly Singh and Adelaine Morin, whose messages of self-confidence resonate with our customer, and we’ve previously launched Ardene Foundation products filled with inspiring accessories designed by girls in Canada. Whether it be in our stores, through social media or with our partnerships and collaborations, we are dedicated to helping girls realize and achieve their full potential.
Empowering Women Overseas
Through our partnership with WE, we carry Me to We bracelets whose proceeds give back to one of WE’s five pillars, and for International Women’s Day, we’ve released a limited edition Rafiki bracelets to help empower women overseas. This special opportunity bracelet, which is handmade with love by a woman in Kenya, helps to give the financial tools to a woman in a developing community, empowering her with the opportunity to earn a sustainable income. With every bracelet you buy, you can Track Your Impact to see exactly where your contribution went, so you can feel good about doing good.
We intend to continue focusing on helping to empower girls and women here and abroad while being inspired everyday by the strong ladies at head office who lead the way.