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GIANT EAGLE CELEBRATES NATIONAL WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH BY RECOGNIZING OUR WOMEN LEADERS

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During Women’s History Month throughout March, Giant Eagle's Women's Business Resource Group (WBRG) is pleased to recognize and honor several outstanding woman leaders. These women continue to inspire and lead their fellow Team Members, guests, and community members. Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations. We hope you will enjoy learning more about who and what motivates this group of talented women; the accomplishments and contributions that they are most proud of; and what makes them such a special and unique part of our Giant Eagle family. Be sure to check back each week throughout March to learn about a new group of outstanding woman leaders! 

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Dawn Hooks, GetGo District Leader

Years of Service: 17

How do you stay passionate in your career?

Change is something that I thrive on, and this Company has provided that to me over my tenure.  Meeting goals and assisting my team in doing so, is important to me. I love to see a Team Member that I hired when I was recruiting still with us and more so, those that have developed into leaders.

What would people be surprised to know about you?

That I love to listen to most music, but Rock/Metal in particular.  I crowd surfed for the first time at Rock on the Range in 2018 to the song Novacaine by 10 Years.  

What is your proudest accomplishment?

I have opened several new locations in different roles, but I would have to say that opening my own new store in Canfield, Ohio is what I am most proud of.  Building and developing that team was gratifying.  The relationships that I built with my team and my guests are still very important to me.         

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Heather Feather, eCommerce Technology Systems Director

Years of Service: 5

How do you stay passionate in your career?

I like a good challenge …. we often hit a roadblock and are told there's no way we can fix this, but there is always an alternative solution.  Also, it helps to stay focused on the end customer and see the actual value we are delivering to them.  As a customer of our services myself, it's easy to stay passionate about pushing for results.

Who has helped you develop into who you are today?

I have had many mentors over the years, but there are two that stand out.  In my first job after college, I was working in a manufacturing facility. My plant manager pushed me to take a non-traditional assignment leading the 2nd- shift Warehouse team, I learned so many valuable lessons about teamwork and leadership that I couldn't have learned elsewhere. 

Here at Giant Eagle, Sue Carenbauer has been both a role model and mentor for me over the years - her ability to bring teams together, push for creative solutions, and service our customers, is something I strive to achieve.           

Favorite quote?

“My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast as that.” - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

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Jessica Shoben, Executive Store Leader

Years of Service: 14.5

What would people be surprised to know about you?

I am an avid fisher and love the outdoors.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

The day-to-day team building and work that I get to be a part of with our organization is the best part of the job! I am proud of being selected as Giant Eagle's 2019 Rising Star, as well as being selected as Progressive Grocer's 2019 Top Women in Grocery Award.

Favorite quote?

"Stay Humble, Work Hard, Be Kind.”

"If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you." 

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Stacy Weiler, Human Resources Business Partner

Years of Service: 7 months

How do you stay passionate in your career?

Working in HR is about being the helper.  We help the Company by enforcing policy and procedure.  We help Team Members by making them feel included, welcomed, informed, and supported.  Being able to be the person who facilitates all of that makes me love my job.      

What would people be surprised to know about you?

I speak conversational Japanese.  People are always surprised by that.              

What is your proudest accomplishment?

I was the first person in my family to earn a college degree.  I grew up in a small town in Indiana where not a lot of people leave, and I was able to break that cycle.

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Adrienne Baldini, Director of Pharmacy Central Services

Years of Service: 13

How do you stay passionate in your career?

The changes in pharmacy, since the start of my career, have challenged me to stay current, adapt, and continuously improve my professional skills to achieve my goals.

Who has helped you develop into who you are today?

I owe my drive and tenacity to my parents who always supported and encouraged me to be my best self. 

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Being the first college graduate in my family, being able to work and excel in my chosen profession, and share my success with my family, are what I am most proud of.

Favorite quote?

"I never dreamed about success.  I worked for it.” -Estee Lauder