Women Leading Penn
inspiring & Encouraging women
We are committed to supporting the well-being and professional development of all of our team members, including tuition reimbursement and other certification programs, with a particular focus on minority and female leadership development. For example, our Women Leading at Penn (“WLP”) program continued to grow in its third year of operations.
The goal of WLP is to network, inspire, and encourage women to pursue leadership roles and to have female executives champion growth and development at the property and corporate levels. As a result, women held 34% of the leadership positions at the Company in 2019 and we’ve seen continued growth since then. Today, our Corporate Senior Management Team is 35% female and our Executive Team is 37.5% female, including our new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary; and our Chief Human Resources Officer.
In addition, we are very proud of the fact that two members of our Board of Directors – Barbara Shattuck Kohn and Jane Scaccetti – were named to Women Inc.’s list of “2019 Most Influential Corporate Directors.” The Women Inc.’s list features a comprehensive directory of influential female directors, executives, influencers and achievers who are currently serving on the boards of S&P 500/Large-Cap publicly-held companies and making impacts through their leadership. We also welcomed the addition of Marla Kaplowitz to our Board at the end of last year. Ms. Kaplowitz is President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s), a trade association serving more than 600 member agencies across 1,200 offices throughout the U.S., who are responsible for more than 85% of total domestic advertising spend. With the addition of Ms. Kaplowitz, our Board of Directors is now comprised of 37.5% females.