Empowering women is good business

Bank of America has a long tradition of supporting women’s economic empowerment and leadership, from promoting women to key positions to developmental internal programs and female empowerment-focused external partnerships. Kerri Schroeder, Seattle market president and West Coast Commercial Credit executive for the bank’s Global Commercial Banking and Business Banking groups, is an example of a senior leader at Bank of America who’s driving women’s empowerment forward.

“From the founding of our first predecessor bank at which one-tenth of our original investors were women to creating a Women’s Banking Department directed and staffed by women, we’ve continued to serve women through the decades,” said Schroeder. “Our businesses, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch and U.S. Trust, have produced thought leadership on the importance of women in the marketplace, ranging from women’s global economic power to women as an investment strategy.”

As market president for Seattle, Schroeder works throughout the Puget Sound area to connect businesses, families and individuals to Bank of America’s banking and investment teams. She also leads the effort to direct the bank’s resources in the market to address local priorities and help build strong communities.

From the founding of our first predecessor bank at which one-tenth of our original investors were women to creating a Women’s Banking Department directed and staffed by women, we’ve continued to serve women through the decades.

Kerri Schroeder
West Coast Commercial Credit executive for the bank’s Global Commercial Banking and Business Banking groups and Seattle market president

Schroeder is also active in her community, serving as a mentor for the Vital Voices Global Ambassadors Program. Vital Voices connects women leaders of business and social enterprise from around the world with established female executives from a range of businesses, including Bank of America, for one-on-one mentoring. Kerri also serves on the Washington Roundtable Board of Directors, the Seattle Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee and the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games Host Committee.

In Seattle, Bank of America is honored to be the lead sponsor of multiple initiatives including the Women in Business and Leadership Initiative, a Seattle Chamber of Commerce initiative to empowering women to grow and succeed in business and leadership; 100% Talent, focused on pay and gender equity in the workplace; theBoardlist, an organization focused on getting women on corporate boards; and the Female Founders Alliance, an organization that connects female entrepreneurs with the resources they need to build successful startups.

10/25/18

 

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