Flooring industry shifts go beyond design trends, new technology and color choices. In the last decade as consumer demand for flooring has changed, so has the leadership culture in the industry. With International Women’s Day on March 8, CCA Global Partners (parent company of Carpet One Floor & Home, Flooring America, Flooring Canada, The Floor Trader, International Design Guild and ProSource) celebrates the fact that the company has double the national average of women serving in senior roles across the company’s home offices in Manchester, NH and St. Louis, MO.
In the traditionally male-dominated flooring field, CCA Global disrupts the norms. It also shatters nationwide corporate numbers. Nationally, 21% of women are in senior roles; at CCA Global 42% of the senior positions are filled by women with 64% of all management positions also helmed by women.
“It’s important to cast a spotlight on our culture here, especially when International Women’s Day provides us an opportunity to celebrate the amazing women who are helping move forward the mission of CCA Global, “said Howard Brodsky, Co-Founder, Chairman and Co-CEO of CCA Global Partners, Inc. “These leaders are inspirational role models that support, promote and live the culture of engagement and inclusivity that are woven tightly into the mission of the company.”
He added: “In addition to honoring the female leaders within our company, International Women’s Day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity throughout our industry.”
Keith Spano, President of Flooring America/Flooring Canada and The Floor Trader, grew up in the flooring industry and has observed firsthand the gender shift in management across suppliers and membership. “The fabric of our membership is filled with family-owned businesses, and many second and third generation businesses. So many are led by women,” said Spano. “This day of celebration for women gives us a chance to reinforce the fact that everyone has a role to play in creating a more gender balanced workforce.”
Additionally, to help advance and support female leadership culture among its membership at CCA Global, the team has created women’s forums and special programming at the group’s conventions that specifically target the needs of female business owners.
Several female leaders at CCA Global are available for interview on International Women’s Day and gender parity. Please contact [email protected] for a list with profiles.
About International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. The theme for 2020 is #EachforEqual and employers from across the world are being encouraged to engage in working towards a world where greater gender balance drives a better working world. For more information, please visit https://www.internationalwomensday.com.
About CCA Global Partners, Inc.
CCA Global Partners is a privately held cooperative base in the United States with member businesses throughout the U.S. and Canada, and in Australia and New Zealand. Since 1984, CCA Global has partnered with entrepreneurial business people to create a cooperative powerhouse unmatched in the marketplace. Across North America, more than 2,800 retail locations, 20,000 childcare centers, and 1 million small businesses benefit from CCA Global’s leadership through its 14 different businesses – Carpet One Floor & Home®, ProSource®, Flooring America® and Flooring Canada®, FEI Group®, The Floor Trader®, International Design Guild®, Lighting One®, savings4membersTM, The Bike Cooperative®, CCA Sports Retail ServicesTM, CCA for Social GoodTM, Innovia Co-opTM, Lionsbridge Contractor GroupTM, and DriveTM.