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April Paradis – Investing in Women

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Show Topic:

On this week’s episode of HR Power Hour. It’s easy to say that your work environment is inclusive, but what does it take to attract and retain female leaders?

Join Tawny as she speaks to April Paradis, HR Specialist at Bank of America about the work that Bank of America is doing to invest in women.

April will discuss the work that Bank of America does in focusing on retention and development while simultaneously understanding that an employee’s needs do not end when they walk out the door.

In understanding the importance in investing in female customers, through their work with the Cornell Women’s Institute, to the programs available for employees, hear how Bank of America engages female employees through their child care and elder care reimbursement programs, tuition assistance programs, and parental leave programs.


About The Guest:

April is a Site Human Resources Manager for operations in ME, MA, and NY.

In her role, she is responsible for mitigating site-level risk, supporting workforce transformations, enhancing frontline leader effectiveness, sustaining site integration/diversity, deploying enterprise initiatives, and streamlining current HR practices.

In addition, April is the human resources manager for the Maine Market supporting the market president and the market leadership team. April joined Bank of America in 1999 as a representative in Consumer Card and transitioned into a business support role in 2000.

Since that time, she has held various leadership positions within Learning & Leadership Development and Consumer Card Operations. In these roles, she was responsible for managing diverse functions including employee engagement, leadership development, change management, risk mitigation, and compensation and staffing.

She’s been in her current role since 2014. April is a graduate of Thomas College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. April is co-chair of the LEAD for Women chapter in Maine.

In addition, she is an active supporter of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine.