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ESL Federal Credit Union Named One of the Country’s Best Workplaces for Women in 2021

Greater Rochester’s largest financial institution makes a Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine list for the fifth time this year.

Rochester, NY — ESL Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that it’s been named as one of this year’s Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine.

ESL ranks number 18 on the list of 25 Best Small and Medium Workplaces for Women. The list for Best Large Workplaces for Women features 75 companies with more than 1,000 employees, which completes the full list of 100 Best Workplaces for Women.

The list considered survey feedback from more than 5.6 million US employees working at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. The ranking gauged the extent to which women report their organizations create a Great Place to Work For All.™ Survey feedback also considered employees’ daily experiences of innovation, the company’s values, the effectiveness of their leaders, and how well represented women are in the workplace and throughout management.

This latest award marks the fifth Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine recognition received by ESL in 2021. Other awards include:

  • One of the country’s Best Medium Workplaces
  • One of the Best Workplaces in New York State
  • One of the country’s Best Workplaces for Millennials
  • One of America's Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance

“We want every employee at ESL to feel valued and supported in their work and in their professional development,” said ESL Federal Credit Union President and CEO Faheem Masood. “As a team, we will continue to create and maintain an inclusive workplace for all of our employees, as we all work together at ESL to provide a culture and work environment we can be proud of every day.”

The full list can be viewed at:

About ESL Federal Credit Union

With more than 100 years of locally owned history, ESL Federal Credit Union serves as a full-service financial institution to more than 382,000 members and 12,800 businesses. Founded in 1920, the company provides personal banking, business banking, mortgage services, and wealth management services through its locally-based 23 branch network, telephone, mobile, online, and live chat center.

The Rochester-based financial institution employs more than 870 people in the Greater Rochester area and holds more than $8.4 billion in assets. Since 1996, ESL has paid out 26 consecutive Owners’ Dividends to its members totaling more than $185 million. Since the creation of its Community Impact initiative in 2018, ESL has reinvested more than $40 million in grants throughout the community. The company has appeared on the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list for 11 years since 2010. ESL Federal Credit Union is headquartered at 225 Chestnut Street, in Rochester, and can be found online at

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For more information, contact:

Rich Pulvino, APR
Vice President/Director, Corporate Communications