most influential women in banking | Best Teams 2021: Centric Financial
As part of American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance program, we have selected five “best teams” for 2021. Centric Financial is one of the team winners.
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Headquarter: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Assets: $ 1.1 billion
Female representation among corporate officers: 66%
Female representation on the operating committee: 63%
Centric launched a global diversity, equity and inclusion initiative last year. He partnered with Georgetown University to study its organizational culture, develop diversity training, and create measurable goals.
All short-term goals were met including the creation of a vision statement; use more inclusive language in all communications; and highlighting why diversity is important to the growth of Centric’s stakeholders.
Work on mid-term goals is ongoing, with the company now identifying and developing diversity champions to support its efforts and set diversity goals for its recruitment. He is also implementing a first-time home buying program focused on people of color.
Centric is already distinguished by its diversity. Five of its eight leaders are women, including its founder, president and CEO, Patricia Husic. Meanwhile, a board-level initiative to seek more diversity led to the selection of a third female director, Jessica Meyers, in June. Meyers is the founder and CEO of JEM Group, a commercial construction company in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.
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