Our meeting begins at 7:00 with announcements and introductions. We will have group sharing and discussions until 8:00 and then break for refreshments until 8:15.
Our speaker will be Yvonne Tadajewski. Yvonne is a PFLAG Clinton Township board member and our Safe School Coordinator. She is a true ally and has been with PFLAG-CT since its inception in August, 2014. She would never have known about PFLAG and how close a chapter was to her if it wasn't for Bank of America's LGBTQ Pride Employee Network.
Yvonne has worked in the financial industry her entire career, beginning with National Bank of Detroit to Standard Federal to LaSalle Bank, and currently Bank of America, U.S. Trust Private Wealth Management. She has worked in the cash vault, stock transfer area, and then moved to the retail side as a branch teller. Yvonne took six years off to have a baby boy and stay home with him until he began school. Once her son Jason began school, Yvonne resumed her career starting as a teller again. From that position, she worked her way up through various positions within the branch and then moved on to a position on the business side of banking, eventually working in the Commercial Lending Area. While with LaSelle Bank, Yvonne had an opportunity to work as the support person within a start up department, Corporate and Institutional Trust. When Bank of America came along, she was integrated into U.S. Trust as a client facing support person and is now in her current position as an Administrative Assistant.
Yvonne is going to share with us the history of Bank of America's commitment to diversity and inclusion, especially in the LGBTQ community.