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ESL Federal Credit Union Named One of the Country’s 2016 Best Workplaces for Women

Local Organization Receives Recognition Second Consecutive Year

Rochester, NY — ESL Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year, Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine named the locally-owned credit union one of the 2016 Best Workplaces for Women.

ESL ranked #38 on this list, which includes other well-known companies such as Build-A-Bear Workshop (#3), Navy Federal Credit Union (#10), Hyatt Hotels (#25), and Wegmans (#35). The list is based on female employees’ assessments of communications with management, options for development and training, and support for work/life balance, among other factors. The ranking also takes into account how well-represented women are within the workforce overall and in management and executive positions. The list can be viewed at

“We are pleased to be named to this important Great Place to Work® list,” said President & CEO Faheem Masood. “As a company in which approximately 70% of employees are female, it’s gratifying to know that our efforts to be a great workplace for all employees have created an environment where women truly thrive.”

According to data from Great Place to Work®, both women and men at Best Workplaces for Women feel their employers provide ample opportunities to grow and advance in their careers, and provide them with the flexibility they want to balance their work and personal lives.

The Best Workplaces for Women ranking is part of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune based upon employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work®-certified organizations. Earlier this year, ESL also was named a best workplace in financial services and insurance, as well as one from which to retire. ESL also ranked on the Great Place to Work Best Small and Medium Workplaces for five years (2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, and 2010) by Great Place to Work® and Fortune.

About ESL Federal Credit Union

Founded by George Eastman in 1920, ESL Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution with $6.2 billion in assets. The locally-owned financial institution employs more than 750 people in Rochester, New York, and includes approximately 348,000 members worldwide.

The company has now appeared on the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list for seven years (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, and 2010). Access to the credit union includes 21 branch locations and more than 40 ATM locations, locally-based telephone and Internet chat centers, and online and mobile banking channels. The company is headquartered at 225 Chestnut Street in Rochester and can be found on the Internet at

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for millennials, women, diversity, small and medium companies, and over a half dozen different industries.

For more information, contact:
Rich Pulvino
Manager, Corporate Communications
Emily Bliss
Associate Public Relations Manager
Tipping Point Communications
585.340.1119; Cell: 585.410.1901