WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 9, 2020) — Bozzuto has been recognized for actively participating in initiatives that promote the development of the careers of women within the company. We are proud to join the exceptional efforts of some incredible companies that are a part of these initiatives.
In December, Bozzuto was named to the Working Mother Network’s list of the Top Companies for Executive Women 2020+. This initiative puts significant emphasis on best practices that demonstrate effectiveness in moving women to senior ranks, including mentoring, sponsorship, involvement in employee resource groups and leadership-development training. Additionally, companies that are included in the list are measured and selected based on benefits and corporate culture, especially the involvement of the CEO and top leaders in advancing women.
Further highlighting the company’s efforts in equitable advancement, Bozzuto is a founding member of Catalyst CEO Champions for Change, a global nonprofit working with companies to help elevate women into leadership positions. This organization recently released its annual report, “Towards a More Equitable Future: The Catalyst CEO Champions For Change,” which outlines progress made by the Champion companies, explores ways to measure the representation of women who identify with underrepresented ethnic and racial groups and provides a three-step plan to help organizations accelerate their journey toward equity. As the only real estate company that is a member of this initiative, President and CEO Toby Bozzuto is helping to lead our industry in creating workplaces that work for women and support diversity, inclusion and gender equity.
“It’s time to address the unique barriers women of color face in the workplace. It’s time for positive change. It’s time to make workplaces that work for everyone,” the report concludes. Bozzuto President and CEO Toby Bozzuto communicated this same sentiment earlier this year in the action plan he shared with his employee, stating “This is an important moment in our history. This is a turning point, now is the time for action.
“Women, and particularly women of color, continue to face entrenched barriers to advancement in companies across the world, but it’s important that Catalyst CEO Champions For Change companies continue to demonstrate collective progress,” said Catalyst President & CEO Lorraine Hariton. “We know more work needs to be done, but the data show positive gains, and we’re proud to partner with these CEOs in this effort.”
As a company that believes in fostering a culture of kindness where employees can bring their whole selves to work, we are proud to be a part of these two organizations dedicated to accelerating and advancing women in the workplace.
The Bozzuto Group is an experience-focused real estate company distinguished by their innovative developments, dedicated customer service and top-rated workplace culture. With award-winning expertise in homebuilding, multifamily development, construction and management, Bozzuto is devoted to delivering extraordinary experiences for those they serve.
Since their founding in 1988, Bozzuto has developed, acquired and built more than 50,000 homes and apartments. Celebrating 32 years of creating sanctuary for their residents, Bozzuto currently manages 80,000 apartments and 2.5 million square feet of retail space along the East Coast, including Washington, D.C., Baltimore, New York City, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia and Boston. www.bozzuto.com
About Working Mother Media
Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corp., publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com. The Working Mother Research Institute, the National Association for Female Executives, Diversity Best Practices and Culture@Work are also units within WMM. WMM’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change, and Working Mother magazine is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers.
Catalyst is a global nonprofit working with some of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to help build workplaces that work for women. Founded in 1962, Catalyst drives change with pioneering research, practical tools, and proven solutions to accelerate and advance women into leadership—because progress for women is progress for everyone.
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