“Getting a confirmation that the women
who work for Brightview Senior Living
feel invested and valued
is what it’s all about for me,”
Brightview CEO Marilynn Duker says.

Baltimore-based Brightview Senior Living is the only senior living company on the national lists of 2019 Best Workplaces for Women newly released by Fortune and Great Place to Work.

The organization ranked No. 48 of 75 companies on the list of large companies. A list of 25 small- to medium-sized companies also was released.

“At Brightview Senior Living, we believe that when we can create a workplace where our associates are excited to come each day, that spirit and genuine happiness will trickle down to our residents — creating an ecosystem of positivity,” Brightview CEO Marilynn Duker said in a statement. “The women who work for Brightview are at the heart of this ecosystem. To be recognized with a Best Workplaces for Women award is a true honor and a testament to our dedication to giving women the resources to grow and thrive,” she added.

Female associates make up 79%  of the Brightview’s workforce, and women lead the sales, marketing, technology, clinical care, resident programming, accounting and finance, learning and development, and regional operations teams, according to the company. 

The Best Workplaces for Women rankings are based on anonymous feedback from a 60-question survey completed by more than 4.6 million U.S. employees from Great Place to Work-Certified companies across all industries. To be considered, companies must employ at least 50 women, at least 20% of their nonexecutive managers must be female, and at least one of their executives must be female.

“Getting a confirmation that the women who work for Brightview Senior Living feel invested and valued is what it’s all about for me,” Duker said.

Brightview Senior Living builds, owns and operates senior living communities in eight states in the East: Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia. Last month, the company was ranked No. 1 among large employers (with 1,000 or more employees) on the 2019 Best Workplaces in Aging Services list.

Read a McKnight’s Senior Living guest column by Duker here.

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