Below is a press release from Reading Cooperative Bank, which has two locations in Wilmington:
READING, MA — Reading Cooperative Bank (RCB) is pleased to announce that Julieann Thurlow, RCB President & CEO, has been named one of the 75 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN by American Banker.
This year’s honorees are finding new opportunities amid the pandemic and the recovering economy, creating more pathways for women leaders, supporting their teams and organizations, demonstrating resilience, and developing new ways of working. In another year full of disruption and uncertainty, the honorees continue to show exceptional leadership.
“The women on this list are at the forefront of significant changes across the financial services industry and in society more broadly,” said Bonnie McGeer, Executive Editor of American Banker and Chair of the Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance program. “They are leading reinvigorated efforts to increase diversity of all kinds in the senior ranks, concepting the future of work and helping central banks explore the idea of developing digital currencies, to name just a few of the many initiatives they have underway.”
“From initiatives keeping consumers in their homes to supporting underserved communities and helping small businesses keep the lights on, I am in awe of the remarkable things the women on this list have accomplished while leading their banks through this pandemic,” Julieann reflected.
American Banker recognizes leaders in multiple lists: The Most Powerful Women in Banking, The Most Powerful Women to Watch, The Most Powerful Women in Finance, Top Teams and — in a special recognition for 2021 — Standouts.
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, Burlington, Lynn and Nahant. They also operate teaching branches at Northeast Metro Tech in Wakefield and Reading Memorial High School and online at readingcoop.com.