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May 2, 2018
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The Talk

By Madeleine MacRae

I remember the moment when it dawned on me that, “life: instructions not included” applies equally to everyone. That moment came when I had just gotten the biggest promotion of my life to-date at the time, moving from a project manager to a national sales manager role, responsible for some 25 individuals, many of whom exceeded my years both in terms of age and sales experience.

I was waiting for someone to come over and tell me how to be this brand new executive leader. Waiting for my boss to show up and tell me what to expect next. Waiting for the HR director to pop into my office with the manual on how to be an executive leader. It never happened. Nobody came. And that’s when I had my epiphany: we are all making things up as we go along.

Life is not scripted nor is the path to success. While it certainly has elements that are repeatable, the path to success, and the measure of it, is as individual and as diverse as the number of people on the planet. Read More

Editor’s Note: The Window & Door Dealers Alliance partnered with Madeleine MacRae to produce timely webinars designed to respond to window and door dealers’ top challenges. The first of these the sessions will take place next Wednesday, May 8 and is free to WDDA members, though all dealers are eligible to attend. Click here to register.


Monthly Reader Poll

Women in Fenestration

It’s no secret that women are the minority in fenestration. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, though women make up nearly half of the working population (47.5 percent), they remain underrepresented in the manufacturing industry. And, though the numbers for women in construction are increasing, the National Association of Women in Construction reports that women comprised just 9.1 percent of the construction industry in the U.S. at the end of 2016.

We want to know more about the role of women in our industry—those in leadership positions as well as on the construction side, selling and installing windows, and those manufacturing the goods on the factory floor. We want to hear how companies are recruiting and promoting women in this industry. Email us with your thoughts and observations, post a comment on the subject and weigh in on this month’s poll.

What positions do the majority of the women in your company hold?

What positions do the majority of the women in your company hold?
Owner/CEO
Upper management
Management
Administration
Marketing
Sales
Manufacturing
Installation



 

 

 

 
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