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The Container Store, usually mentioned as one of the nation’s best places to work, is becoming an even better place for Melissa Reiff, the company’s executive vice president of stores and marketing.

Reiff has been promoted to the company’s presidency, succeeding co-founder Kip Tindell, who remains as CEO.

The Dallas Morning News notes that not only is Reiff the first president of the company who was not a founder, but she also reflects the general attitude toward women at the 28-year-old company, where the chief merchandising officer and six vice presidents are all female. In fact, the Morning News notes, “62 percent of the company's employees at its 36 stores nationwide are women.”
KC's View:
And there’s another important statistic that may well be connected to the percentage of women working at The Container Store – the 20 percent annual growth in sales that it has generated each and every year since it began.

That’s what happens when a company’s leaders look just like its shoppers.

Compare this atmosphere to the climate created by the company featured in our next story…