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Women Moving Forward at Shaw

By: Allen Shaw

Moving Forward Many women have made an invaluable but often hidden contribution too Shaw Brick success  over the years. Some of these names  are recorded in the 25-year watch  list in appendix 1. Among them  would be Hazel Fullerton who joined  the company in 1941 as secretary  and work with Secretary Treasurer  Major J. McPherson in many phases  of his work when the head office was  located at 8 Prince St. Jerry Garnett  another invaluable female employee  was secretary to Keith Rawding,  Wayne Maclean, Dick Shaw, and  Henry McDougall. One of the very  first secretaries at Zanelli Shaw  Limited, and the editor of Shawptalk,  Shaw’s Newsletter, for many years, June Heron, a real character and  a mainstay of the purchasing  department for many years.  Elizabeth Chisholm executive  secretary to Alan Shaw, Syd Acker ,  Wayne McClain, Bob Shaw and Bert  Frizzell, and an invaluable resource  for the current history of Shaw brick  as it’s written Today it’s not uncommon to find  as many females as male students  working during the summer on the  block sorting line or out in the yard  as well as in the offices. The Shaw  group now has women in every  division in its professional roles,  ranging from design and sales to  occupational health and safety and  accounting. Over the past five years  the number of women in leadership  positions has also started to grow.  we always look for the best person to  fill a vacancy said human resources  manager Glenda Hill at the time, but we’re delighted when the best  candidate is female. Quality workmanship, workplace  consistency, and inclusion has  always been at the forefront of Shaw  brick and its entities over the years.  As an equal opportunity employer,  getting in the game early in the years,  Shaw brick has always prided itself  on immaculate business standards,  modern policy, and a community  minded spirit especially for East  Hants.

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