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  • Alejandra Villagra: Five Messages to My Younger Self About Entrepreneurship

    By Alejandra Villagra, Head of Product Development, Citi Velocity March 06, 2013 07:42 PM

    Having an entrepreneurial spirit will serve you well in any work environment. An idea you believe in and the willingness to take risk can yield great things. You might learn something new, gain valuable experience, make money for you or your company, or earn deep personal pride and satisfaction. My name is Alejandra Villagra and I'm the head of product development for Citi Velocity. I've worked in start-ups and corporate environments, but my path to this role began with a passionate belief that technology could improve how I was doing my job and benefit clients. Putting that theory to work meant making a risky move away from a well-established career path. Below are five tips on entrepreneurship I would give my younger self.


  • Suni Harford Reflects on Changes for Women During her Career

    By Suni Harford, Head of North American Markets, Citi March 04, 2013 03:29 PM

    International Women's Day is celebrated globally on March 8 to foster inspiration and recognize women across the world for great achievements. Here at Citi, International Women's Day is observed with events ranging from cocktail receptions to mentoring walks honoring women at Citi and internationally.

    Suni Harford, Regional Head of Markets, North America, reflects on the past 25 years she's spent in business and recognizes that women have made great strides in the professional world. We asked Suni to tell us a little about her experiences as we kick off our International Women's Day content at Citi. Read her thoughts on the changing professional landscape for women and her advice to her younger self below.


  • Citi and the Taproot Foundation launch Citi Skills Marathon

    By Aaron Hurst, President and Founder, Taproot Foundation April 24, 2012 09:00 AM

    Last week, more than 50 highly talented Citi employees spent the day using their expertise to help ten nonprofit organizations address critical capacity building projects. It is the first of hopefully many Citi Skills Marathons. We have been working with the Citi Foundation and Citi Women for the last few months to orchestrate the event and are excited to see it come to life.

    The Citi Skills Marathon is using a relatively new model for doing nonprofit capacity building - the marathon. The idea is to find bite-size opportunities to impact nonprofits and pair organizations with teams of Citi employees with specific subject matter expertise in areas such as HR, marketing, or strategic planning. Citi volunteers and non-profit personnel then spend one day together focused on addressing one discrete element of organizational need. We carefully designed the projects to add value in a one-day setting, which allows for maximum impact and convenience for both the nonprofits and the employee volunteers. In addition, having all of these different projects with other nonprofits and employees happening together on the same day sends a powerful message about collective power in fostering positive community impact.

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