Golden 1 Credit Union Honored as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Women 2024 by Newsweek

March 18, 2024, Sacramento, CA

Credit Union leading the way in empowering women at all levels in the workplace

Golden 1 Credit Union (Golden 1) is proud to announce its inclusion in Newsweek's prestigious list of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Women 2024. This recognition underscores Golden 1's impact and dedication to fostering a supportive environment for women, highlighted by its exceptional leadership and corporate initiatives.

Newsweek’s survey encompassed responses from over 142,000 women representing more than 848,000 companies nationwide. Golden 1's recognition as one of America's Greatest Workplaces for Women 2024 reflects its proactive efforts in promoting gender equality and empowering women within its workforce.

Under the visionary leadership of President and CEO Donna Bland, Golden 1 has flourished, serving over 1.1 million members and implementing impactful corporate social responsibility initiatives that benefit diverse communities throughout California. Golden 1's commitment to empowering women is further exemplified by its strong female representation in senior leadership positions and its majority female board of directors. This dedication to fostering an inclusive workplace ensures that women's voices are heard and their perspectives are valued, contributing to the Credit Union's overall success.

"We are deeply honored to be recognized by Newsweek as one of America's Greatest Workplaces for Women in 2024," said Bland. "At Golden 1, we prioritize creating a supportive environment where all employees can thrive and reach their full potential. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our entire team in building a workplace that values and empowers women across California and beyond."

By the end of 2023, women comprised 65% of Golden 1’s workforce. This notable figure demonstrates the Credit Union's commitment to cultivating gender parity within its organization. At the middle management level, 64% were female, closely aligning with Golden 1's individual contributor level and showcasing that management diversity is representative of the overall gender demographic. Additionally, at the vice president and above level, Golden 1 added four women compared to five men in 2023, further highlighting its dedication to addressing gender parity at the senior leadership level.

Heather Andrade-Neumann, Golden 1’s Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, added, "At Golden 1, we are steadfast in our commitment to creating an environment where women can thrive and reach their full potential. We are incredibly proud to be recognized by Newsweek as one of America's Greatest Workplaces for Women in 2024. This acknowledgment reflects our ongoing dedication to empowering and celebrating the remarkable women within our organization along with our many members. We will continue to advocate for their success in the years ahead."

Golden 1's inclusion in Newsweek's list of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Women in 2024 solidifies its position as a leader in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. As the Credit Union continues to prioritize the empowerment of women and the advancement of DEI efforts, it remains devoted to cultivating an inclusive culture where all employees can excel.

With more than $20 billion in assets, Golden 1 Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in the United States, providing easy access to the financial solutions, resources, and support their members and communities need to improve their well-being. Golden 1 is committed to creating a more equitable and financially inclusive California and proudly serves all those who live or work there. Golden 1 is more than 1.1 million members strong and has over 2,000 employees. Visit for more information.