Reading Cooperative Bank Named Top 100 Women-Led Business In Massachusetts

Below is a press release from Reading Cooperative Bank, which has two locations in Wilmington:

READING, MA — Back in November, The Boston Globe has released their list of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts. RCB, led by bank President & CEO Julieann Thurlow, was ranked #82 out of more than 2,500 companies in the Commonwealth. Those named to the list were honored by the Globe at an awards ceremony which took place on November 8th at the Marriott Copley Hotel in Boston.

Julieann Thurlow joined Reading Cooperative Bank in 1993 and rose through the lending ranks to become its president in 2006. At that time, the bank had four branches and $237.6 million in total assets, and now has assets of $600 million at eight branches. Julieann is a former board member of the American Bankers Association and presently serves on the ABA’s Membership Council and Government Relations Administrative Committee. She is the Chair of the new ABA Core Committee and a founding member of Alloy Labs, a Consortium of banks nationally formed to innovate in the banking space. In 2014, Julieann was named to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Community Bank Advisory Council. In 2014, 2016, and 2019, Julieann was named by American Banker Magazine as one of the top 25 Women to Watch in Banking, and the Commonwealth Institute has listed Reading Cooperative Bank a Top 100 Women-Led Business for the past four years running.

“Julie continues to impress us with her dedication to progress and innovation,” said Maxine Hart, Chief Human Resources Officer at RCB. “I’m proud to work at a company that isn’t afraid to take chances and embraces change. We’re always trying to find new ways to improve our customer experience by being on the cutting edge of financial technology, and that’s what makes working here so refreshing and exciting.”

Click here to read the Globe’s article on the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses.

About Reading Cooperative Bank

Reading Cooperative Bank is a depositor owned co-operative founded in 1886. This community-centric North Shore financial service provider has branches in Reading, Wilmington, North Reading, Andover, and Burlington. They also operate teaching branches at Northeast Metro Tech in Wakefield (open to the public) and at Reading Memorial High School (students and staff only), as well as an online branch at

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