• Showcasing Citi's commitment to women in technology at the Grace Hopper Celebration

    By Gavin Michael, Head of Technology, Citi Global Consumer Bank and Yasaman Hadjibashi, Head of Data and Analytics, Citi Global Consumer Bank September 19, 2018 01:00 PM

    Next week our largest-ever delegation from Citi will join more than 20,000 attendees from all over the world at the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) produced by AnitaB.org. The annual conference, being held this year in Houston, Texas, draws more female technologists than any other comparable event to learn from and be inspired by peers and industry leaders alike.

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  • Career Advice from Citi Board Members Peter Blair Henry and Deborah Wright

    September 05, 2018 04:00 PM

    Citi congratulates Deborah C. Wright and Peter Blair Henry, two members of its Board of Directors, on being named to the 2018 Black Enterprise Exclusive Registry of African American Corporate Directors. Below they share career advice and thoughts about leadership with Mark Mason, Chief Financial Officer for Citi’s Institutional Clients Group.

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  • Build, Buy, and Partner

    By Beth Devin, Head of Innovation Network & Emerging Technologies, Citi Ventures September 04, 2018 02:00 PM

    Since the early days of industry, business and technology leaders have mulled over whether to build or buy new technology solutions. Developing unique products in-house and purchasing turnkey services from third-party vendors each presents its own set of upsides and downsides, and the rapid innovation in the technology space offers a wealth of options for both builders and buyers to navigate.

    As technology embeds itself in every company, it can be useful for businesses to have a framework for when to buy, when to build, and when to partner on technology solutions.

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  • Citi Collaborates with Flatiron School to Connect Women with up to $1 Million in Total Scholarships

    By Yolande Piazza, CEO of Citi FinTech and Yasaman Hadjibashi, Global Consumer Technology Head of Data and Analytics, Global Consumer Bank August 09, 2018 09:15 AM

    We’re excited to announce that we’re joining forces with Flatiron School to connect women with up to $1 million in total scholarship dollars to attend one of Flatiron School’s industry-leading software engineering or data science courses. Offered through Flatiron School’s Women Take Tech initiative to remove barriers to tech education, women applying to any of the school’s career change programs between Aug. 7 and Nov. 7, 2018 may be eligible to receive a $2,000 scholarship from Flatiron School.

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  • See the Commemorative Mural Citi Commissioned to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Citi Open

    By Tina Davis, Managing Director of Global Sponsorships and Marketing, Citi August 06, 2018 01:00 PM

    Last week we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Citi Open Tennis Tournament in Washington, D.C. As the title sponsor for the 7th year, Citi was thrilled to recognize the positive impact the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF), the tournament’s owner and beneficiary, has had on the surrounding D.C. community by using tennis as a vehicle to empower young people and set them on a path to reaching their full potential. As one of just a few tournaments in the world owned and operated by a non-profit organization, The Citi Open is a great example of how a public company and a private charitable group can work together towards the common goal of making a real difference in young people’s lives.

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  • Using Technology to Improve Crop Yields for Smallholder Farmers

    By Bolaji Obe, VP, Citi Commercial Bank, Onesmus Mwangolo, Director, Local Corporates Head, Citi Kenya and Eugene Amusin, SVP, Citi Inclusive Finance July 30, 2018 11:00 AM

    Smallholder farmers own small plots of land, usually less than an acre in size, and rely primarily on family labor to grow enough food for subsistence -- and if there’s a surplus, for sale. However, even though these farmers produce four-fifths of the food consumed in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, according to the United Nation’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), low crop yields and uneven seasonal cash flows often mean that farmers face persistent cycles of hunger and poverty. These cycles have existed for generations, but new approaches are emerging to enable smallholder farmers to more effectively obtain the financial support they need to create more sustainable livelihoods for themselves while growing the overall economy.

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  • Food Business Pathways: Supporting Women Entrepreneurs in NYC

    By Eileen Auld, New York Tri-State Director, Citi Community Development July 02, 2018 04:00 PM

    Launched in 2015, Food Business Pathways is a free business training program that connects NYCHA public housing residents with the training and resources needed to operate their own food business. With catalytic funding from Citi Community Development and led by the NYC Department of Small Business Services, the program provides NYCHA residents with access to the resources they themselves identified as critical to their success—a 10-week intensive food business course, free food handler's licensing and business incorporation, group and 1-on-1 business coaching and the opportunity to compete for incubator space.

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  • A Pathway to Home - And Hope - For Our Nation’s LGBT Elders

    By Kelly Kent, Director of the SAGE’s National LGBT Elder Housing Initiative June 27, 2018 10:00 AM

    SAGE is transforming the national landscape of the LGBT aging population and affecting real change in the affordable housing sector for LGBT Americans across the country. As we expand our National LGBT Elder Housing Initiative, Citi Community Development has been a catalytic partner in this effort, which aims to create more LGBT-friendly elder housing options in communities across the country through capacity building, consumer education, advocacy, training and the construction of more LGBT-welcoming housing.

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  • World Refugee Day 2018

    By Jeni Yaghoubi, Citi Global Public Affairs June 20, 2018 01:00 PM

    Every year since 2001, the United Nations and more than 100 countries have observed World Refugee Day on June 20th, to raise global public awareness of the daunting obstacles the world’s refugees face every year, while also celebrating their courage and strength to persevere in the midst of this ongoing humanitarian crisis.

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  • Each of These Cities Wants to Grow Its Local Network of Entrepreneurs

    By Matt Baer, Senior Associate for Public Sector Innovation at Living Cities and Rodrick Miller, President & CEO of Ascendant Global June 19, 2018 04:00 PM

    Americans love entrepreneurs.

    Politicians of both parties routinely call small businesses “the backbone of our economy.” Plenty of well-known books and movies profile owners of both real-life and fictional companies; on popular TV shows like "Shark Tank," aspiring entrepreneurs compete for money from successful investors. Countless podcasts, master classes and inspirational online talks have been devoted to small businesses and the self-starters who run them.

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