Observing Women’s Equality Day at West Pak

On Wednesday, August 26th, Women’s Equality Day marked 100 years since the 19th Amendment was officially certified to the United States Constitution. What better excuse than a milestone in women’s rights to take note from some of our inspiring women leaders of West Pak sharing why they enjoy their role and what equality in the workforce means to them.

 

“The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment but also calls attention to the continued efforts toward full equality. At West Pak, we believe in providing opportunities to men and women equally. From our hiring practices and job opportunities to how employees are treated at every level, we strive to assure that these hard-fought rights and privileges extend to everyone, always. I’m proud to be a part of a team so dedicated to the cause.”

Maritza Mygrants, Associate Vice President of Human Resources 

 

“As an Export Product Manager,  I have the opportunity to oversee various aspects of this program, starting from the sourcing of the fruit all the way to delivering the product to our international customers,  Challenging task but a fantastic experience. Proud to work with a team integrated mostly of women, passionate and dedicated to their job. We rock!!!”

– Arleth Calogero, Export Product Manager

 

 

“I am the Food Safety and Quality Manager at West Pak – I am passionate about my job because I help ensure our products are safe for human consumption by the time it reaches our customers, consumers, and family members. I take pride in knowing we pack and handle our avocados under the highest food safety standards, keeping the food supply chain safe from farm to fork. Equality in the workplace promotes growth and success in a company; all individuals have different sets of skills regardless of gender, so it is important to allow employees to develop those skills and talents, and utilize them across the border to help achieve West Pak’s objectives.”

Georgina Jaramillo Robles, Quality Assurance and Food Safety Manager

 

“West Pak Avocado has been a big part of my life. I have grown so much from the first day I started over four years ago! West Pak has helped me grow as a person and helped me realize that I was capable of being more than just a regular employee. I started as a shipping clerk, and now I am the Site supervisor at the Dallas TX distribution and packing warehouse. West Pak is a place where equality is important, and anyone can grow within the company. To me, that is very important as women like me are given the opportunity to break down barriers and show everyone what women can and should achieve.”

Yareli Martinez, Site Supervisor

 

“I am the Operational Integrations Manager at West Pak. My role is to ensure our ERP is being utilized to its maximum, improve our reporting, integrate new systems, and lead our Innovation and Integrations team. I am excited that we are realizing the need for improvements and investing in new systems. The more we can maximize efficiency and automate reports, the better it is for everyone. I feel that it is very important with equality in the workplace as long as it is based on qualifications. I believe in the same pay for the same job. In general, I don’t think we are there yet as a nation.” 

– Lena Johansson, Operational Integrations Manager