Emerson Hospital Joins Effort to Support Workplace Equality for Women


Emerson Hospital today announced that it has joined the Corporate Challenge, a groundbreaking initiative by Bentley University’s Center for Women and Business to increase workplace gender equality and more effectively harness the talents of women employees. The Corporate Challenge, among the first of its kind in the nation, seeks to assess gender diversity in the workplace, recruit women to senior positions and close wage gaps.

The Corporate Challenge is an extension of the Women in the Workplace Initiative, an effort by former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to advance women across the Commonwealth in both the public and private sectors. Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker has given his support to the Corporate Challenge and the effort continues to grow, with more than 100 organizations now having joined. Participating organizations commit to define their gender-inclusiveness goals, develop strategies to meet those goals and track their progress.

“Throughout our nearly 115-year history, Emerson has had a very strong commitment to women in the workplace,” said Christine Schuster, president and CEO, Emerson Hospital. “Since Emerson began in 1911, nine out of twelve of our presidents have been female, including our very first president. Our commitment to supporting female employees in all departments and having them not just succeed, but thrive, in their positions remains essential to our success as a top community health system. When we invest in our employees’ training, education and well-being, our patients benefit as well.”

An intrinsic part of the culture at Emerson Hospital is about women succeeding and advancing in their careers. The hospital invests in the education, training and advancement of nurses and other clinical and non-clinical employees.

“We have long admired Emerson Hospital for its focus on caring for patients, families, and employees and we are proud to have this leading community health system as a key member of the Corporate Challenge," said Betsy Myers, founding director of Bentley University’s Center for Women and Business. “Using best practices to support its employees, Emerson continues to advance women in the workplace and stay true to its mission of providing quality care to hundreds of thousands of people in the community."

Click here to view the list of organizations that have joined the Corporate Challenge. To sign up or for more information, contact Bentley University’s Center for Women and Business at (781) 891-2789 or cwb@bentley.edu.


About Emerson Hospital
Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton and Westford. The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns. To learn more, visit www.emersonhospital.org.

About Bentley University’s Center for Women and Business
The Center for Women and Business is focused on helping women reach their full potential in the workplace and helping corporations engage the full potential of talented women leaders. The Center’s research and programs provide a roadmap for organizations and individuals alike to move this critical conversation forward. For more information, visit the Center’s website or follow us on Twitter @BentleyCWB.