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WOODBRIDGE, NJ January 14, 2014– Executive Women of New Jersey ("EWNJ") honored Northfield Bancorp at their A Seat at the Table: Celebrating Women & Board Leadership Breakfast on January 28, 2014, at the Hilton East Brunswick in East Brunswick, NJ. Northfield Bancorp is one of 16 companies that received EWNJ's 2014 Corporate Board Gender Diversity Award recognizing publicly-held companies headquartered in New Jersey as of October 31, 2013 who have at least 3 women on their boards.
At the breakfast, EWNJ released its inaugural report, produced in collaboration with PwC, on the number of women on the boards of New Jersey's leading publicly-held corporations.
"EWNJ and PwC conducted the survey and produced the report to celebrate New Jersey's publicly-held companies that are committed to board gender diversity," said Keitha Lackey, President of EWNJ and Senior Vice President, FWD Direct. "We hope that this report spotlighting the leading companies will encourage others to follow suit."
Pictured above (l-r): Trish Oelrich, Director and Audit Committee Chair, PHI Holdings, Inc.; John Alexander, Chairman and CEO, Northfield Bancorp; Kietha Lackey, President, EWNJ.
About Northfield Bank
Northfield Bank, founded in 1887, operates 30 full service banking offices in Staten Island and Brooklyn, New York and Middlesex and Union counties, New Jersey. For more information about Northfield Bank, please visit www.eNorthfield.com.
About Executive Women of New Jersey
Founded in 1980, EWNJ is where New Jersey's executive women connect and collaborate across all sectors to share experiences, develop relationships and build their businesses. Since the organization's founding, EWNJ has given out over $1.2 million in scholarships to deserving New Jersey women pursuing graduate degrees at New Jersey colleges and universities. Its Board Appointments Committee advocates for the advancement of women to positions of leadership in public, private, non-profit and public service organizations, focusing on boards of directors and executive suites.
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