Lisa Oliver, chair, president and CEO of The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, has received a Northeast Women in Banking award from Banking Northeast Magazine.
The award recognizes the growing impact that women have on the banking industry, honoring trailblazers who are leading the way for other women to succeed in financial services careers.
Oliver joined The Coop in 2017, becoming the first female CEO in the bank’s 100-year history. During her tenure, she has driven profitable growth with an increase in assets from $903 million to $1.3 billion today. She was instrumental in the establishment of The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod Charitable Foundation Trust, which significantly expanded the bank’s philanthropic reach by awarding more than $500,000 in grants to date to local nonprofits addressing needs and challenges of the community.
Oliver has also created an employee work environment to support a culture of collaboration and communication and has achieved 50 percent gender diversity on the bank’s board of directors and on its senior leadership team.
“Throughout my career, I’ve learned from exceptional women in leadership positions and helping develop the next generation of leaders has been an important guiding tenet for me,” said Oliver. “I go to work daily with a goal to foster a culture that offers employees the same equal opportunity to thrive and advance in their careers — regardless of gender, race or identity — that I have been so fortunate to experience.”
An active member of the community, Oliver currently serves as a board member of the Massachusetts Bankers Association; a board member and treasurer of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce; a board member, Governance Committee member and leader of the Fund for Women and Girls of the Cape Cod Foundation; Ambassador Committee member of the YMCA of Cape Cod; and committee member for Women United, United Way of Cape Cod.
“Banking Northeast Magazine is proud to highlight the outstanding women who were chosen to be recipients of our 2022 Northeast Women in Banking Awards,” said Beverly Bolnick, associate publisher, American Business Media. “These women are an inspiration and should be celebrated for their outstanding achievements in a traditionally male-dominated industry. We can’t wait to see how they will continue to excel and inspire other women to achieve greatness.”