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ESL Federal Credit Union Named One of the Country’s 2018 Best Workplaces for Women

Fourth Consecutive Year Locally-Owned Institution Named to List

Rochester, NY — ESL Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that for the fourth consecutive year, Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine named the locally-owned financial institution one of 2018’s Best Workplaces for Women.

ESL ranked number 17 on the list of 25 Best Small and Medium Workplaces for Women. The remaining 75 companies featured large companies with more than 1,000 employees to complete the full list of 100 Best Workplaces for Women. This award marks the second accolade in October and fourth this year from Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine; ESL also was named a Best Workplace in Financial Services and Insurance, Best Workplace for Millennials, and Best Medium-Size Workplace in the U.S.

The list considered more than 540,000 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 named to a fourth Great Place to Work list in 2018, and for a fourth consecutive year as a Great Workplace for Women,” said ESL Federal Credit Union President & CEO Faheem Masood. “Creating an inclusive workplace for our employees is vital to our success and reaffirms our commitment to sustaining a great culture for all employees at ESL.”

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 are 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 are 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.

About ESL Federal Credit Union

With nearly 100 years of locally-owned history, ESL Federal Credit Union serves as a full-service financial institution to approximately 348,000 members world-wide. The company provides personal, business banking, and wealth management services through its locally-based 21 branch network, telephone, mobile, online, and live chat center.

The Rochester-based financial institution employs more than 775 people in Rochester, New York and holds $6.0 billion in assets. The company has appeared on the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list for eight years since 2010. ESL Federal Credit Union is headquartered at 225 Chestnut Street, in Rochester, and can be found on the Internet at

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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
585.336.1009; 585.313.8795 (cell)
Kathleen Fletcher
Communications Supervisor
Tipping Point Communications
585.340.1119; 315.708.3444 (cell)