Julie Crichton Selected as Notable LGBTQ Leader in Business

  • October 3, 2022
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness

Julie Crichton 2022 Notable LGBTQ Leader in Business

Julie Crichton, GreenPath’s Director of Talent and Employee Experience, has been selected as a 2022 Notable LGBTQ Leader in Business by Crain’s Detroit Business.

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Julie Crichton Notable Lgbtq In Business

“I am honored to be selected as one of the Notable LGBTQ Leaders in the Detroit business community, along with other phenomenal professionals. My passion is lifting up not only the LGBTQ community but ensuring that all our employees feel safe and free to be their authentic selves. I am privileged to work for an organization such as GreenPath which is employee-centered, and truly cares for every employee as an individual – the best organization for which I’ve worked in my entire career.”

“As a leader of GreenPath’s Talent and Employee Experience, Julie’s efforts are vital to building a work culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity and access,” notes Kristen Holt, GreenPath President and CEO. “Julie embodies GreenPath’s commitment to fostering a culture that acknowledges and values all of our histories and life experiences, which results in better outcomes for those we serve.

The leaders on this list are change-agents, door-openers and role models, their peers and colleagues told Crain’s Detroit Business.

These leaders create safety and community where they live and work. They hire and mentor other LBGTQ people and help them succeed.

Many of the leaders on this year’s list said that coming out and being themselves at work has been a journey, reminding us that the gains made for LGBTQ equity have been expansive in a relatively short period of time — within the span of many of these professionals’ careers.

Our Best IDEA Yet!

GreenPath is committed to I.D.E.A. (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access). IDEA is essential to create and sustain a respectful, inclusive, and empathetic culture where our employees are inspired to be their whole selves at work. Through this we will be better able to contribute towards the financial wellness of our clients and the diverse communities we serve.

GreenPath’s IDEA initiatives were honored by Crain’s Detroit Business with a 2021 Best Managed Nonprofit award. Learn more here.

Many of the world’s top business thinkers recognize the critical importance of organizational diversity. “Diversity in leadership can help a company secure access to more sources of talent, gain a competitive recruitment advantage, and improve its relevance.” McKinsey

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Julie Crichton Notable Lgbtq In Business

Award Methodology

The leaders featured in Crain’s Detroit Business 2022 Notable Leader program were selected from nominations by a team of Crain’s Detroit Business editors based on their career accomplishments, track record of success in the field and effectiveness of their efforts, as outlined in a detailed application form.

Learn more from Crain’s Detroit Business here.