Diversity & Inclusion / Community Involvement
Diversity & Inclusion
WaterStone Bank is committed to embracing diversity and inclusion amongst its customers and employees. Diversity includes representation of individuals from various races, genders, religions, ages, abilities, veteran status, beliefs, and sexual orientation. Inclusion requires actively involving those individuals, promoting new ideas, outlooks, knowledge, and methods. The best solutions stem from teams with various perspectives that work in an environment of transparency and support. We actively work to remove barriers to team effectiveness while treating each other fairly and with respect. We value fairness and equality in compensation, benefits and opportunity. Recruiting, developing and retaining employees that reflect the various communities we serve is integral to WaterStone Bank's core beliefs and an essential component of our recruitment strategy.
~Doug Gordon, President & CEO, WaterStone Bank
In addition, as a local financial institution with a long history serving the community, WaterStone Bank has an active charitable foundation that gives more than half a million dollars a year to local nonprofits that serve women, children and veterans, support our local schools and develop our community in a variety of ways. We also provide products designed especially for our active duty service members, military veterans and reserve and National Guard service members, offer scholarships at area high schools and provide support in the community through employee volunteer initiatives. We work daily to identify opportunities for our employee base to connect in meaningful and enriching ways with the communities we serve.
As an organization, community support is a strong component of who we are and is one part of how we create a holistic, inclusive workplace.