It started with one woman
Synovus has always celebrated women. Why? Our story began with one woman—a Georgia textile mill worker who kept her life savings sewn into the hem of her dress. One day, her hem became entangled in factory machinery and her money spilled across the floor. An executive noticed and offered to secure her money in the company vault and pay her interest. This service was extended to all workers in 1888, and their deposits marked the beginning of what would become Synovus. We provided opportunities for women from the start.
This Women’s History Month, we not only honor the woman who inspired our legacy, but the many women who have carried it forward. We’re bringing their voices to the forefront. The special women of Synovus are sharing their personal accomplishments, experiences, and advice for women in similar situations. Let’s applaud their victories and learn how we can be better advocates for the women around us.
“I’m just a girl from Chicago, raised by a single mom who never gave up. ‘I can’t’ was never an option. I was taught you have to put in the work if you want to succeed.”
“I am a native of Columbus, GA. I am a wife, bonus mom, driven leader, and passionate advocate for the underserved in our community. I strive to ‘rise and shine’ every day [and] continue making myself better.”
“I believe in lifelong learning, and my service to the community has been driven by my ties to Synovus. I have found so much joy and fulfillment serving the Columbus community.”
“I am who I am today because of the will to face many barriers such as language, culture, and inclusion. It is an honor to be part of the minority of women in American leadership and a women’s rights advocate.”
“I believe leadership is about making others better because of your presence and making sure your impact lasts, even in your absence.”
“My story is simple: I am a native of Fairfield, AL who was raised in a well-rounded and respectful home. My goal is to leave an impactful legacy so my loved ones can reap the seeds that I have sown.”