Cathi Scarce, GM of Coles Liquor, will share the incredible story of her unconventional career journey at a Women in drinks event in Melbourne next month.
From serving ham and potatoes behind the deli counter at Coles, to becoming the General Manager of National Operations for 880 Coles Liquor stores, Scarce’s story of resilience and self-belief is downright inspiring!
Scarce is a retail management professional with more than 30 years experience. Her hard work and passion has seen her rise through the ranks at Coles, progressing through Department Manager, Store Manager, State Manager and National Operations roles with the retail giant.
Currently, Scarce manages a team of approximately 6000 employees Australia-wide, leading a diverse group of store support teams, State, Operations and Area Managers and Team Members. This is across a business that includes First Choice, Vintage Cellars and Liquorland stores. With Scarce's guidance they successfully work together to motivate and lead 880 stores across Australia, serving more than 1.5million customers every week.
Passionate about coaching and developing woman in leadership positions and driving gender balance, Scarce is also member of the Coles Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee, Chair of the Women in Leadership Working Group at Coles and a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Council at the drinks association.
"My story shows that without risk there is no reward," Scarce says. "That being resilient is key in any industry if you are in that industry for the long haul. That being bold in your decision making while scary is part of the journey. And say yes to opportunity ... you can work out the details when you get there!"
When: 7:30am - 9:00am, Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Where: Treasury Wines Estates, 58 Queensbridge Street, Southbank VIC 3006
Cost: $35/person, includes a light breakfast, tea & coffee
$5 from each ticket will go to the Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group (ANZGOG)
Tickets are strictly limited
Limited metered car parking available on street. Alternatively, parking is available at the Crown Complex multi-level car park located at 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank.
The purpose of Women in Drinks is to inspire, support and educate the drinks industry to increase diversity and inclusion.
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