During Women’s History Month, Inspire celebrates the stories of our corporate and franchise team members, as well as franchisees as we reflect on the significant roles that women have played in shaping American history.
Today, we spoke with Colette Corriveau, who is a Learning Manager in the Chicago and Midwest region and has worked on the Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins brands for 14 years. She is also a member of the Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins Women’s Integrated Network Employee Resource Group (wIN ERG), which is dedicated to uniting team members to empower and accelerate the development of women leaders, build community, and drive innovation that grows share of the women’s market.
Why is being a member of the wIN ERG important to you?
As the regional co-lead for wIN since 2014, I feel the ERG gives us the ability to connect and grow as women leaders. We also have the ability to connect and help each other with issues facing women leaders today and in the future.
What does Women’s History Month mean to you?
Women’s History Month allows us to honor influential women in history – those present and the everyday women heroes.
How are you celebrating women’s achievements?
I am proud to recognize the women leads that have supported and continue to support our regional wIN platform, events and contributions to the community: co-lead Kruti Pandya, Krista Huff, Lynn Patino, Krupa Shah, Kajal Patel, Keri Christopher, Twinkle Parikh and our sponsor, Melissa Bruce.
Is there a particular woman in history that has influenced you in either your personal life or career?
Mother Teresa. She was completely committed to helping other people and influenced others to make a difference. She did this with poise, grace and kindness. This influenced me to begin Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation volunteer events with our team, which has expanded to others states throughout the region over the last 10 years.
A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. How can you help forge a gender equal world?
I can lead the efforts to be all-inclusive, develop women as leaders and encourage others to support women influence.
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