Results tagged as "citi foundation"

  • The Lasting Power of Mentorship

    By Richard Young, Associate, Citi Investment Banking, New York City July 22, 2015 12:15 PM

    I am especially privileged to serve as a mentor because of the impact my own mentor has had on my life. Nearly 21 years after we were first introduced, we are still in touch, and have developed a lasting relationship. I credit much of the success I have found in my career to the relationship I have with my mentor, as well as the Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) Career Prep Program, which I graduated from in 2007.

    MLT is a nonprofit organization that works to equip underrepresented minorities with the tools and skills they need to compete and succeed at the highest levels of the corporate, nonprofit and entrepreneurial sectors. It was through my involvement with MLT’s Career Prep Program that I gained an understanding of the financial services industry, which eventually led to me joining Citi’s Corporate and Investment Banking Division in 2008. MLT has transformed the lives of more than 4,000 Rising Leaders - and both Jeron and I are proud to be among that group.

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  • Strengthening the Power of Women in Business in El Salvador

    By Ana Vilma Fagoaga, Global Public Affairs, Citi July 06, 2015 03:00 PM

    The role of women in the business world has progressed by leaps and bounds in recent years. To support this progress, Citi has created a Mentoring Program with Vital Voices, with the aim of creating alliances between Citi executives and female entrepreneurs to support their business projects through mentoring relationships and tutoring sessions.

    In 2013, pilot programs launched in Argentina, Egypt, Kenya and El Salvador. In El Salvador, mentors from Citi participated by giving their time and expertise across a variety of different areas to El Salvadoran women who were looking to improve their businesses. Over twenty mentor/mentees teams worked together for over a year. During their time, mentors provided feedback on mentee projects, and together they discussed key issues for the growth and development of each of their businesses, with the aim of improving operations within each company.

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  • Celebrating a Decade of Coming Together and Giving Back

    By Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship, Citi June 17, 2015 01:00 PM

    Brandee McHale (far right) with students from the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship at the American Red Cross Headquarters in New York City.

    For the past ten years, Citi volunteers have participated in over 11,000 Global Community Day activities, contributing more than two million hours of service through our annual event. In the days leading up to and including June 13th, more than 80,000 Citi colleagues, friends and family, alums and clients joined together as one global volunteer team for our tenth anniversary.

    We volunteered in nearly 500 cities across 93 countries and territories, and the diverse range of activities reflects our tradition of thinking globally and acting locally. With more than 1,200 service projects, ranging from neighborhood clean ups and home building, financial literacy and mentoring young people to environmental conservation and disaster relief efforts. In true Global Community Day fashion, we gave back in many different ways, but with one common purpose: demonstrating our strong and continued commitment to enabling progress in the communities in which we live and work.

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  • Empowering cities, economies, people
    and sustainable growth:
    2014 Citi Global Citizenship Report

    By Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship, Citi June 10, 2015 08:30 AM

    Today we released our 2014 Global Citizenship Report – a look at our efforts to enable progress in the cities and communities in which we live and work. The report, Progress: Responding to Global Challenges, provides examples of how we invest, partner and act in a way that promotes economic growth and opportunities that are sustainable and impactful. Some key highlights include:

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  • Citi’s 10th Annual Global Community Day – Are You In?

    By Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship, Citi May 27, 2015 03:30 PM

    On Saturday, June 13th, Citi will mark its 10th Annual Global Community Day. For the past nine years, we have marked this annual day of service by donating our time, skills and expertise to make positive impacts in the communities where we live and work. This year, as in years past, tens of thousands of Citi colleagues from cities large and small will join their families and friends in this proud Citi tradition.

    Since the inaugural Global Community Day in 2006, we have seen communities and lives transformed due -- in large part -- to the combined efforts of our community partners and the more than half a million Citi volunteers who have contributed more than two million hours of service to Global Community Day projects. While these statistics help quantify the extent of our impact from a macro perspective, on a more personal level we see the tangible impacts that Global Community Day has made for individuals and communities.

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  • Citi and JA: A Commitment to Youth

    By Brandee McHale, President, Citi Foundation and Francesco Vanni d’Archirafi, CEO of Citi Holdings and Chairman of the Board of Governors of Junior Achievement Worldwide May 12, 2015 07:45 AM

    Citi and the Citi Foundation have been working with JA (Junior Achievement) since 1986, partnering on every level: from helping JA build capacity, to funding large scale programs, regional and global initiatives, and projects at the community level; to dedicated collaborations with Citi volunteers.

    Every year, JA reaches more than 10 million youth across 123 countries, and 50 states within the United States, working to improve their financial and entrepreneurship skills as well as providing them with the resources needed to gain employment, start their own businesses, and begin to accumulate financial assets through savings. In today’s economy, these skills provide young people with invaluable tools for building their future and achieving their ambitions.

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  • Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards: The Commitment to Fulfill a Dream

    By Camila Sardi, Public Affairs Manager, Citi Venezuela April 09, 2015 04:00 PM

    Since 2005, at Citi Venezuela, we have been dreaming alongside a country full of entrepreneurs – helping make those dreams come to life. Today, ten years after launching the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA), we have seen hundreds of individuals from across the country take a chance on their on their ideas by applying to the CMA, with more than 100 winning the contest and becoming managers of their own businesses.

    The CMA is an initiative, funded by the Citi Foundation, which promotes entrepreneurship among Venezuela’s neediest communities. The initiative’s goal is to stimulate and recognize the important role of small businesses within local economies.

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  • Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards: Enabling Progress in China through Microfinance

    By Lingzi Liu, Citi China Corporate Citizenship Head April 06, 2015 02:15 PM

    Together with my colleagues, I recently had the privilege of celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Citi Microentrepeneurship Awards (CMA) in China. Leading the CMA program in China, which is funded by the Citi Foundation, has been a priceless experience; one that has been both humbling and meaningful. I never tire of feeling a rush of pride when watching how the program’s winners, mostly low-income women, enable progress in their communities and achieve the unexpected.

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  • Pathways to Progress: Year One Update

    By Ed Skyler, Chairman of the Citi Foundation and Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship, Citi March 31, 2015 01:00 AM

    One year ago, the Citi Foundation launched Pathways to Progress, a three-year, $50 million initiative to provide 100,000 low-income young people in the United States with opportunities to develop workplace and leadership skills critical to competing in a 21st century economy. It was the largest commitment in our Foundation’s history. We focused on 10 of the largest U.S. cities, working alongside community partners, government leaders on the federal and local level, and Citi volunteers to deliver high-impact programs that help put young people on the road to professional and economic success.

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  • Advancing Progress By Giving Back

    By Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship at Citi March 30, 2015 10:00 AM

    A Citi volunteer mentors a small business owner in Argentina as part of Vital Voices program

    Recent research has shown that when women advance in the labor force they tend to invest a more significant proportion of their earnings into the education and well-being of their own families, while also making measurable, positive contributions to the economic progress in their cities, countries and regions. Yet, despite the social and economic strides women have made in the last decades, they still face numerous barriers to personal and professional growth. As we celebrate International Women’s Day this month, it as a dual opportunity to applaud the achievements of women worldwide and to promote a call to action about the need to continue driving opportunities for women to enable them to succeed.

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