Welcome to episode 6, and I have another exceptional retail hero here with me in Boston today! Ladiane Cardoso is a Multi-Store General Manager for Zadig et Voltaire today and is very passionate about Talent Development and Client Relationship Management.
She is originally from Cape Verd, a small country on the West Coast of Africa. Ladiane moved to the US 8 years ago for college and started her American journey without knowing the language in a small town in Rhode Island.
She was initially studying Social Service, but after only one year of working in retail, she changed my major to Business Management and Fashion Merchandising at Fisher College.
This life-changing introduction to the retail industry was just 6 years ago as a Part-Time Sales Associate at Banana Republic, right here on Newbury St. in Boston.
She says that although her retail career was accidental, it unfolded perfectly, and she can't imagine doing anything else!
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