Women in leadership roles know it takes business acumen to reach the top, and for this bank executive it took following this surprising advice.
Among many civic roles outside KeyBank, Evans is also the executive sponsor of the Key Women’s Network, the largest of the bank’s 12 employee network groups, and has been widely recognized for her civic engagement and philanthropy, including receiving a YWCA Woman of Achievement award. While her accomplishments are personally meaningful, for her they are about something bigger than herself or her career.
“I want to be a proud reflection of the KeyBank culture that I love, which is one part responsible bank and one part responsible citizen,” she says. “We call it balancing mission with margin. To me, that means that my community needs my gifts as much as my company does. And, you know what? I’m proud to say that I am not unusual at KeyBank; service is part of our collective DNA.”