Episode 32: Gina Drosos

Janice Ellig, CEO and founder of Ellig Group, sits down with real leaders in this series of game-changing conversations, bespoke to fellow champions of change. Heralded by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of “The World’s Most Influential Headhunters,” Janice is often consulted for her expertise and commitment to gender parity, equity, inclusion, and diversity.

We are honored to present this month’s episode of Leadership Reimagined, “Pressure Makes Diamonds: Inspiring Love & Growth” with Gina Drosos, Chief Executive Officer, and board director at Signet Jewelers. This episode captures great insights on retail customer behaviors, including multi-generational trends, turning around brands, and driving industry transformation. While Signet’s three-year “Path to Brilliance” was interrupted by the pandemic, Gina describes how the company pivoted and accelerated its plans to meet customer needs and transform their brands.

Tune in as Gina provides meaningful advice to all, encouraging young leaders to give back and, career-wise, get out of one’s comfort zones. She says “throw yourself into different experiences. Do not be focused on how fast you can move up, be focused on how well-rounded your learning is. That is ultimately what will give you the perspective to make better decisions and to be a better leader of people across all functions. ”

Gina Drosos was appointed CEO in 2017 and served as a director of Signet Jewelers’ Board since 2012. Signet Jewelers is the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry and operates under the name brands of Kay Jewelers, Zales, Jared, H.Samuel, Ernest Jones, Peoples, Piercing Pagoda, Rocksbox and JamesAllen.com. Prior to Signet, Gina served as CEO of Assurex Health, a pioneer in breakthrough pharmacogenomics. As an experienced executive, Gina spent 25 years at The Procter & Gamble Company, where her last position was Group President, Global Beauty Care.

It is our privilege we present to you this episode of Leadership Reimagined “Pressure Makes Diamonds: Inspiring Love & Growth” with Gina Drosos!

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