Results tagged as "women"

  • The Creation of Brave Girl Rising

    By Jeni Yaghoubi, Citi Global Branding & Sponsorships March 22, 2019 12:45 PM

    The task before them was far from simple: create a film about a real young woman pursuing her education in one of the world’s largest refugee camps. But you can only film for 4 hours a day inside the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, because it closes to outsiders at 1pm for fear of security breaches. You also need armed officers to accompany you at all times and translators who speak Somali, Sawhili and English to the staff and predominantly Somali refugees, who play themselves in a movie about their lives. And you need to explain what a film is in the first place to people who most likely have never seen one. Yet who, despite the odds, continue to dream and persevere with courage and conviction.

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  • Celebrating International Women’s Day

    By Jane Fraser and Gavin Michael, Co-Leads of Citi Women March 08, 2019 12:00 PM

    For International Women’s Day this year, the newly-appointed co-leads of the Citi Women Affinity Group, Latin America CEO Jane Fraser and Global Consumer Bank Technology Head Gavin Michael, explain what this day signifies for them and our firm. Citi will host over 200 IWD events in 51 countries around the globe.

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  • Citi Leaders Named to American Banker's 2018 “Most Powerful Women” Lists

    By Terry Hogan, Global Head of Diversity and Director, Talent Management, Citi September 24, 2018 01:30 PM

    Today, American Banker magazine announced its 2018 "Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance" lists. We are proud to have seven of our talented leaders recognized among their peers in the financial services industry. These women are leaders in business and their communities and Citi is made better because of their contributions every day.

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  • On Opportunity, Success and International Women’s Day: A Conversation Between Citi Foundation’s Brandee McHale and Pathways to Progress Participant Spandana Singh

    By Spandana Singh, Millennial Public Policy Fellow, New America March 05, 2018 12:00 PM

    While I have always understood the mission of International Women’s Day (IWD) to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, I didn’t actually engage until I came across #InternationalWomensDay. Each year, millions of people on social media post about what the day means to them and the women who have inspired them. Before social media, this particular movement felt out of reach for most people to get involved. But as people around the world posted their own stories, it gave the movement a face. Since then, numerous hashtags have gained substantial traction and have succeeded in raising awareness of issues often touched upon by International Women’s Day leaders while also engaging people across generations to share their experiences and propose solutions.

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  • Citi Leaders Named to American Banker's 2017 “Most Powerful Women” Lists

    By Terry Hogan, Global Head of Diversity and Director, Talent Management, Citi September 25, 2017 07:00 PM

    Today, American Banker magazine announced its 2017 "Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance" lists. Once again, Citi made a strong showing with several talented leaders honored. All of these talented honorees are not just vital to our businesses - they are also among the most respected executives in our industry and play an integral role in our businesses and communities. Congratulations to all on this wonderful honor, we are fortunate and very proud to have them at Citi.

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  • Empowering Female Leaders across Citi’s Network in Africa

    By Joyce-Ann Wainaina, CEO of Citibank East Africa September 07, 2016 03:15 PM

    Citi’s Diversity Strategy is a key to our success, ensuring that the Citi workforce is as vibrant and innovative as the communities it serves. In my position as CEO of Citibank East Africa, I feel privileged to be able to bring this strategy to life every day by working to increase opportunities for female executives across Africa’s overwhelmingly male-dominated banking industry.

    There are many reasons why women, particularly in Africa, don’t always rise to the top. Some are social, some economic, and some cultural. As the first woman and first Kenyan to serve as CEO of Citibank East Africa, I’m personally all too familiar with the challenges women can face as they move into leadership roles. In Africa in particular, networking opportunities are far too often few and far between.

    In 2015, after realizing that there were only three African women in managing director roles across the Citi network in Sub Saharan Africa, a few of my fellow female senior executives at Citi and I decided that rather than allow other women to go through the same struggles as so many of us who came before them had done, that we should start a mentoring program to give them the right tools and opportunities to succeed in their careers.

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  • Fortune Most Powerful Women International Summit

    By Christine Lam, Head of Asia Pacific Operations & Technology March 09, 2016 09:00 AM

    Citi was the lead sponsor at the Fortune Most Powerful Women International Summit in Hong Kong in March, bringing together leading women leaders in Asia to share, network and exchange best practices for building greater businesses, understanding new technology trends and creating value.

    Asia Pacific Operations & Technology Head Christine Lam participated in the opening where she discussed the theme of “Leading with Purpose” with Nina Easton, Chair of Fortune Most Powerful Women International.

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  • Advancing the Economic Progress of Women

    By Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship, Citi March 08, 2016 11:30 AM

    In the last year alone, the Citi Foundation invested in programs supporting the economic progress of more than half a million women globally. These investments included more than $11million in programs that primarily or exclusively support women's financial inclusion, employment and livelihoods. Across the world, we have been working in partnership with innovative organizations to co-design programs that accelerate the economic inclusion of women. These efforts are expanding our understanding of the needs of women as microfinance clients, entrepreneurs, students, and are also providing them with the financial resources and services they need to build more stable future for themselves and for their families while contributing to the economic growth of their countries.

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  • Smart Women, Smart Power Series 2016

    By Candi Wolff, Executive Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Citi January 25, 2016 10:00 AM

    Earlier this month, Citi joined the Center for Strategic and International Studies to launch the first Smart Women, Smart Power (SWSP) event for the new year. SWSP brings together exceptional women leaders from across sectors to share their professional insights and experiences, and Citi is proud to continue its support of the initiative for a second year.

    The inaugural 2016 event featured a conversation with Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, which was moderated by Nina Easton, Senior Editor and columnist at Fortune. Secretary James, who has more than three decades of homeland and national security experience, spoke about her career and development, and how she is now responsible for overseeing more than 640,000 active-duty personnel.

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  • Know Your Value: Q&A with Tracey Warson

    By Tracey Warson, Head of Citi Private Bank, North America & co-Chair, Citi Women November 24, 2015 11:00 AM

    As part of our work to engage progress makers, this year Citi is partnering with Know Your Value, a program with NBCUniversal News Group and Mika Brzezinski, to explore how female aspiring leaders can get their worth at work and create the lives they want. Tracey Warson, Head of Citi Private Bank, North America and co-Chair, Citi Women, participated in the “Closing the Deal” panel at the Know Your Value event in Boston. Below she answers a few questions.

    1) What most excites you about your role as Head of Citi Private Bank, North America?

    I’m most excited about the enormity of the opportunity. Having traveled across 25 offices in North America and visited several of the global team offices, I continue to be inspired and energized by the remarkable level of talent we have at Citi. One of the more challenging elements of my role is responding to the complex regulatory environment. But we’ve got the right business model and talent to build on our momentum and create a great business for the firm.

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