Celebrating Glick’s Legacy During Women’s History Month
A Note from Glick’s Stacey Sunderman, Chief Financial & Operating Officer
“From the first settlers who came to our shores, from the first American Indian families who befriended them, men and women have worked together to build this nation. Too often, the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength and love of the women who built America was as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well.” – President Jimmy Carter
Since 1987, March has marked Women’s History Month as a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. Women like Abigail Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth and Rosa Parks have been an integral part of every historical milestone since the founding of the United States. Female contributions to our company’s legacy are no different.
At Glick, our history is built in part on the contributions of one dynamic woman, starting in 1947 when Eugene and Marilyn Glick married and founded our company. Until her passing in 2012, Marilyn Glick played an instrumental role in building the Glick company, establishing Glick Philanthropies, and boosting the impact and reputation of the Glick company and family by spearheading countless civic and charitable efforts. Glick continues to benefit from the remarkable contributions of our women, as Marianne Glick carries on the legacy of her parents and the mission of both the Gene B. Glick Company and Glick Philanthropies.
Female leadership and empowerment are important values of this company, and evidence of our commitment to women can be found throughout Glick today. I am fortunate to be one-third of the executive leadership of this organization, and across our leadership team at the corporate office, more than half of our leaders are women.
Among regional leadership, including regional property managers and regional maintenance managers, 73% are women. Our onsite property leadership is 94% female, including property managers and maintenance supervisors. Across our organization, women are contributing to our company's impact on the communities we serve.
As a company, we strive to find other ways we can empower Glick’s current and future female leaders. From a recent expansion of our paid leave policy with an annual evaluation of our benefits package to ensure we support and retain women, we are focused on being a best place to work regardless of gender.
Even though Women’s History Month is coming to an end, we aim to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of women at Glick year-round. Whether it's utilizing volunteer time off (VTO) to serve the community or supporting residents, women at Glick are making a difference within our company and our communities every day. I am proud to be one of the women on Team Glick, and I thank my fellow team members for all the work they do to make this company successful for all.