FirstBank ‘Walks the Walk’ in Empowering Women

The bank boasts more women in management positions than men
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From left to right: Nicole Staudinger, president of Northern Colorado, Lavonne Heaviland, president of centralized operations, Ellen Moritz, president of Eagle County, Danielle Vaughan, president of compliance, and Leah Dirks, president of mortgage and consumer lending. Photo by Scott Colby

Women to Watch: FirstBank

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When it comes to advancing and empowering women, one of the nation’s largest privately held banks, FirstBank, is “walking the walk.” The bank, which boasts more women in management positions than men, believes diversity – especially at the management level – enhances company performance and drives innovation.

“We wouldn’t be a top workplace or strong performing organization if it weren’t for the many talented women and leaders that comprise our company,” said Jim Reuter, CEO, FirstBank.

FirstBank, which continued to experience high job satisfaction and retention rates, also closed out another consecutive year of growth. And it was recently named a nine-time award winner of The Denver Post’s “Top Workplaces,” as well as a corporate diversity champion by the Urban Leadership Foundation of Colorado.

The reason?

The company equips all its employees with the tools and resources to progress in their careers. Outside of providing tuition reimbursement and leadership training, FirstBank has a notable and unwavering commitment to promoting-from-within. Its Women in Technology (WIT) platform also mentors female employees, while encouraging advancement in technology-related careers. In fact, 36 percent of FirstBank’s technology roles are held by women, almost double the national average.

“Fostering a work environment where everyone can succeed – regardless of gender or race – is not just the right thing to do; it’s the smart thing to do,” added Reuter.

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