“Leading Ladies” to focus on professional development, community outreach.
PHOENIX – February 6, 2020 – Today, Western Window Systems, part of the PGT Innovations (NYSE: PGTI) family of brands, announced its launch of Leading Ladies, a voluntary women’s network initiated in 2017 by PGT Innovations president and CEO Jeff Jackson. Specifically dedicated to help women gain professional development support, establish the window and door manufacturer as a workplace of choice, and provide community outreach, Western Window Systems’ Leading Ladies will offer lectures, group activities, and self-reflection exercises as well as mentorship, inspiration, and insights from top women leaders.
“Creating a culture of gender diversity is a passion at PGT Innovations and is a personal goal of mine,” says Jackson. “Now more than ever, women are excelling in the workforce, making valuable contributions that advance our industry. As the father of three daughters, I personally champion this initiative, and I am proud that our family of brands has so many great female leaders and team members.”
So far, Leading Ladies at Western Window Systems has welcomed over 30 participants (there are approximately another 30 in Florida). The next meeting is planned for April. The Phoenix and Venice, Florida, locations of Leading Ladies will leverage their experiences through shared communication channels such as email and a chat-based workspace.
“I’m in awe of the passion and drive of our Leading Ladies,” says Debbie LaPinska, PGT Innovations senior vice president of human resources and a Leading Ladies founder. “It’s great to see incredible women leaders sharing their experiences, building connections, and finding support networks. And we’re just getting started.”
About Western Window Systems
Western Window Systems designs and manufactures moving glass walls and windows that bring indoor and outdoor spaces together. Inspired by contemporary living, our high-quality products are available in custom sizes, standardized sets, and massive dimensions for unlimited design possibilities in residential, multi-family, and commercial projects. From superior craftsmanship and timeless design to exceptional customer service, Western Window Systems is a preferred choice of architects, builders, and homeowners throughout North America. For additional information, visit www.westernwindowsystems.com.
About PGT Innovations, Inc.
PGT Innovations manufactures and supplies premium windows and doors. Their highly engineered and technically advanced products can withstand some of the toughest weather conditions on earth and are revolutionizing the way people live by unifying indoor and outdoor living spaces.
PGT Innovations creates value through deep customer relationships, understanding the unstated needs of the markets it serves and a drive to develop category-defining products. PGT Innovations is also the nation’s largest manufacturer of impact-resistant windows and doors, holds the leadership position in its primary market, and is part of the S&P SmallCap 400 Index.
The PGT Innovations family of brands includes CGI®, PGT® Custom Windows & Doors, WinDoor®, Western Window Systems®, Eze-Breeze®, CGI Commercial®, and NewSouth Window Solutions®. The company’s brands, in their respective markets, are a preferred choice of architects, builders, and homeowners throughout North America and the Caribbean. Their high-quality products are available in custom and standard sizes with massive dimensions that allow for unlimited design possibilities in residential, multi-family, and commercial projects. For additional information, visit www.pgtinnovations.com.