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ESL Federal Credit Union Named One of the Country’s 2017 Best Workplaces for Women

Local Organization Receives Recognition Third Consecutive Year

Rochester, NY — ESL Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that for the third consecutive year, Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine named the locally-owned credit union one of 2017 Best Workplaces for Women, on a on a list compiled by Great Place to Work® and published today by Fortune magazine.

The locally-owned credit union ranked number 36 on the list of 100 companies, which includes only one other Rochester company — Wegmans — and 98 other highly respected organizations including Edward Jones, Marriott International, and Navy Federal Credit Union.

The list considered more than 400,000 employee surveys from hundreds of businesses in all sectors of the economy. The ranking gauged women’s assessment of their organizations’ culture, leadership, fairness, and other elements essential for a great workplace.

“We’re honored to be recognized again this year as a great workplace for women — especially since women make up approximately 70% of our workforce,” said ESL Federal Credit Union President & CEO Faheem Masood. “Our inclusion on this latest Great Place to Work® list affirms once again our commitment to creating and sustaining a great workplace culture for all employees.”

Research from Great Place to Work® has shown that women are five times more likely to plan a long-term future with their employers when they say they’re treated as full members of the team, regardless of position. The Best Workplaces for Women also set themselves apart from competitors in other important ways: 95 percent of women at these organizations describe them as friendly, and the same share say they’re proud to tell others where they work.

The full list can be viewed at:

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, best workplace for millennials, as well as one from which to retire. ESL also ranked on the Great Place to Work Best Small and Medium Workplaces for six years (2016, 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
Carla Mancuso-Spano
Senior Account Supervisor
Tipping Point Communications
585.340.1119; Cell: 585.317.9268