Leaving the Ladder: A Fireside chat with M&M’s Flagship Store Director

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Mars place great value on development of their Associates, both professionally and personally, and no one personifies that better than Mariama Conteh, Flagship Store Director at M&M’s world London. Mariama’s career spans 12 years, and has seen her rise the ranks from retail store assistant, right through to her current role, managing one of the largest sweet shops in the world, and one of the most iconic shops in London’s Trafalgar square.

Mariama will be joined by Karima and Nsovo, two Associates from our REACH Associate Resource Group, discussing their experiences with development at Mars, and how you can ‘leave the ladder’ to help people progress years after you’ve left the role, leaving a legacy for amazing talented people for years to come.

3 Key Takeaways:

  1. How you can build a purposeful career
  2. How to ‘leave the ladder’ behind, so other can progress using your example
  3. How to leave a legacy that lasts years beyond you leaving a role.


Mariama Conteh – Flagship Store Director at M&M’s World London

About Mars

For more than a century, Mars, Incorporated has been driven by the belief that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today. This idea is at the center of who we have always been as a global, family-owned business. Today, Mars is transforming, innovating and evolving in ways that affirm our commitment to making a positive impact on the world around us.

Across our diverse and expanding portfolio of confectionery, food, and petcare products and services, we employ 133,000 dedicated Associates who are all moving in the same direction: forward. With $40 billion in annual sales, we produce some of the world’s best-loved brands including DOVE®, EXTRA®, M&M’s®, MILKY WAY®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, ORBIT®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, SKITTLES®, WHISKAS®, COCOAVIA®, and 5™; and take care of half of the world’s pets through our pet health services AniCura, Banfield Pet Hospitals™, BluePearl®, Linnaeus, Pet Partners™, and VCA™.

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