Women’s Leadership Advancement in most organizations is stuck. A more frequently used term is the “Glass Ceiling.” The business case for advancing women is overwhelming yet real change is incredibly slow. At current rates women will not reach parity in senior leadership or pay equity for decades.
As part of The Governor Corporate Challenge in 2014, a public private partnership to improve gender balance in the workplace, Rockland Trust made a commitment to grow and retain women at all levels. Specifically, Rockland Trust committed to increase the percentage of women among the top 10% of the company’s senior positions.
Our continued commitment to advancing women in the workplace is unwavering. Since the completion of the Governor’s Challenge in 2015, we continue to advocate for and support career development with internal programming, training and an Employee Resource Group dedicated to professional women at all levels in the organization called Women of Action.
Commitment to results proved fruitful and the work is still successful today. From 2015-2020 we increased the number of women in senior level officer positions from 22% to 32% and in executive officer positions from 9% to 20%.