International Day of the Girl

October 11th 2019:

International Day
of the Girl

We are proud to have supported the Girls Belong Here program in partnership with Plan International Canada in celebration of International Day of the Girl 2019

Across Canada…

25 % of women

hold vice-presidential jobs

15 % of women

are CEOs

Women are

30% less likely

than men to get promoted out
of an entry-level position

Together, let’s #DefyNormal!

The Girls Belong Here program enables girls and young women between the ages of 14 and 24 to step into the role of a business leader for one day. By sharing their seat, leaders are challenging gender stereotypes and demonstrating what’s possible when girls can unleash their full leadership potential.

Inspirational bags for inspirational girls

Inspirational bags
for inspirational girls

We supported the cause in style!

Thank you for helping us reach our goal of raising $25,000 to support young female leaders of today and tomorrow, in celebration of International Day of the Girl. For every purchase of our reusable bag in-store and online, Reitmans donated $1 to Plan International Canada, to create a world where every girl and young woman can realize her power within.

Inspirational bags for inspirational girls

The Meeting of
Two Women of Action!

On September 10th 2019, we had an exciting visit from Ommu, an ambitious McGill graduate who loves being engaged in her community. She passionately took on the role of Jackie Tardif – President of the Reitmans brand – leading discussions and showcasing the value of youth perspectives.

Inspirational bags for inspirational girls

“The important thing is that this day demonstrates that in believing in yourself, anything is possible.”

- Jackie Tardif, President of Reitmans.

Jackie and Ommu had a full day of scheduled meetings and activities. After all, it is a president’s agenda, and it’s not exactly a cakewalk!

Agenda of the Day

Agenda of the Day

8:30 to 9 AM

Welcome!

9 to 10:30 AM

Weekly executive meeting with all vice-presidents
- Project updates
- Strategic plans

10:30 to 11 AM

Break

11 AM to 12:30 PM

Visual concept approval
Winter 2019 campaign

12:30 to 1:30 PM

Lunch with employees

1:30 to 1:45 PM

Quarterly town hall meeting rehearsal

1:45 PM to 4 PM

Quarterly town hall meeting

4 PM to 5 PM

Group video, photos and farewell!

Follow Jackie and Ommu’s experience throughout their day!

Follow Jackie and Ommu