In 2016, almost 300 PNC employees became PNC-Certified Women’s Business Advocates. This certification, in place for more than five years, has enabled employees to stand out in the communities they serve.
The newly certified employees joined the already established 1,500 PNC-Certified Women’s Business Advocates (WBAs) who work to meet the financial needs and well-being of female financial decision-makers as a result of the insights gained through the certification program.
Women who own businesses, women who make financial decisions for their families, women who run the financial operations for Fortune 500 companies, and women who are investing in a richer future for themselves all benefit from having a financial advocate who understands them. Understanding just how many women are in control of financial decision-making — and how to help them succeed — is a key outcome of PNC’s certification program.
With this training and certification, I will be able to better relate and communicate with them to earn their trust and, ultimately, their business portfolio.
I am committed to making more women feel at ease in business environments and believe this certification will aid me in doing so.
Having learned that privately held companies owned by women are the fastest-growing U.S. business segment, many WBAs have established networking groups for female owners and joined the leadership of organizations that provide entrepreneurial mentoring. PNC’s sponsorships of organizations like the Women Presidents’ Organization and The Committee of 200 are championed by WBAs who are passionate about contributing to the success of these groups and their members. WBAs also celebrate the accomplishments of female customers by nominating their stories for Women Who Achieve.
It is the policy of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. ("PNC"), in compliance with the law, to afford equal opportunity to all applicants and existing employees without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, ancestry, marital status, genetic information, family medical history, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable ordinance or law. Protected veterans include disabled veterans, active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans, recently separated veterans and Armed Forces service medal veterans. All aspects of employment including recruitment, selection, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, termination of employment, compensation, and benefits conform to this basic policy in order to further the principles of equal employment opportunity. PNC does not permit, condone or tolerate unlawful discrimination, bias or harassment.
The Employee Relations Information Center (ERIC) is available to answer questions regarding the EEO policy. If you believe you have been denied equal employment opportunity because of discrimination, bias or harassment, you should report it to your supervisor, the ERIC, the Corporate Ethics Office or to the PNC Business Conduct and Ethics Hotline. You will be protected from any retaliation for good faith reporting. The ERIC is also available to provide guidance on issues or situations requiring workplace support.
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