This Sunday (August 26, 2012) marks the annual Women’s Equality Day. To celebrate the occasion, we would like to take some time to honor the women of Batteries Plus.
An equal opportunity employer, Batteries Plus Corporate has 113 women (over 25 percent) working in the corporate campus, warehouse and corporate store levels. We also have female entrepreneurs in ownership of many of our 450+ franchise stores. One store in particular is completely owned and operated by women. Jane Watts and her two female business partners are proud to call the Batteries Plus of Decatur, GA their own.
“I knew I wanted to own my own business and after hitting the glass ceiling in a small company, began searching for opportunities,” says Watts. “Batteries made sense for me, I knew they were essential to our lives, and with my background in management and electronics, it was a clear choice.”
A franchisee for over 15 years, Jane now has three stores in operation. Over time, her business has grown into different markets, including light bulbs. However, prior to starting this venture, she was a member of the Armed Forces.
“I enlisted in the Coast Guard where I was in charge of the boats’ electrical and battery systems,” she adds. “I was assigned to several locations in and out of the U.S.”
Now that she owns her own business, it is important to her that she offers her employees an equal opportunity.
“Of our 22 employees, we have eight women in our organization with positions in management, Government & Business Sales, and store associates. They test and install batteries of all types, work with customers to solve their battery or lighting problems – they’re wonderful to work with.”
With 25 years under its belt, Batteries Plus has a variety of exciting career opportunities. We are always looking for talented individuals to fulfill openings available in our corporate offices, distribution center, retail stores or through our franchise groups.
We offer employee rewards for everything from service recognition awards and community outreach & support, to the Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative (VetFran), a national program coordinated by the International Franchise Association (IFA) to help military veterans become franchise owners.
“It has been a pleasure to be part of the Batteries Plus Team,” concludes Watts. “We have grown, been challenged, and are committed to providing quality products and services. It’s a fun and gratifying business.”
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Batteries Plus Bulbs is owned by Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm. Roark invests primarily in consumer and business services companies, with a focus on the franchise, food and restaurant, specialty retail, environmental services, waste management, and business services sectors.
With the opening of the first all-battery retail store in 1988 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Batteries Plus, as the brand was then known, quickly became the uncontested leader in the battery market, differentiated by superior product knowledge, product availability, helpful service and advice.