An influential female leader is rewarded for her achievements in an industry considered male-dominated.
The Regional Business Achiever Award was bestowed on Carol Drepaniotis of John Dore Flooring in July 2014.
The Gauteng branch of the Businesswomen’s Association of SA (BWASA) implemented a Special Recognition Award in 2014, designed to celebrate and recognise women who have been supportive and committed to the upliftment and empowerment of women in this region. Carol humbly accepted this award, not only for herself but for the John Dore Flooring Group, who has been servicing the commercial and residential market with flooring for well over 25 years.
“I am also proud to be a part of the Girls & Boys Town initiative, Impact Radio Fundraisers and Friends of Faith charity organisations,” emphasises Carol. Carol has also assisted in facilitating 12 students from the D-Vine Solutions Programme to attend the Sparrow schools course in January 2015. 4 of these students will be attending the Flooring installation course. “I am very privileged to be in a position to invest in our communities for the upliftment of our youth. My goal was (and is) to empower other women in the industry. Due to the fact that John Dore Flooring is categorised as a ‘construction’ company, the industry is stereotypically dominated by males, which is why I am proud to be in a position to empower the women of the John Dore group, who make up 50% of the company.”
Carol adds that the John Dore Group differentiates itself by offering its customers a memorable, positive experience. “Our branches are located nationally enabling quick yet efficient customer service,” she continues. “In addition, our installers are continually trained on site and, through supplier training on products and installation methods, we ensure the ultimate flooring solution. Our fitters have also been with us for many years, adding invaluable experience to the company.
This influential woman and leader aptly concludes by reinforcing that clients can expect nothing but perfection from the John Dore Flooring Group.