Results tagged as "diversity"

  • Citi Wins Award Recognizing its "Out & Equal" Workplace Progress

    By John Henry Watson, Program Lead, Citi Institutional Clients Group Operations & Technology and co-chair of Citi Pride Network, NYC November 05, 2014 02:50 PM

    Citi's successful track record advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equal rights in our workplace continues to be recognized! We are proud and honored that the Citi Pride Network, inclusive of all of our Pride Networks globally, has been named the winner of the "LGBT Employee Resource Group of the Year Award" by Out & Equal Workplace Advocates. The award was announced on November 4 at the annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit in San Francisco, CA. Over the past five years, Out & Equal has recognized individuals and organizations as a way to provide business and LGBT communities with examples of innovative approaches and proven successes to help create safe and equitable workplaces.

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  • Diverse Services for Diverse Immigrant Communities

    By Bob Annibale, Global Director of Citi Community Development and Microfinance August 25, 2014 02:58 PM

    At a conference in Washington D.C. last month, when the audience of U.S. federal and city officials, community organizations and business representatives started nodding in unison, I knew I had hit a nerve: Immigrants are not a homogeneous group, and it is critical that we develop multiple pathways to citizenship, an important asset for economic success in America.

    From highly skilled workers to students, asylum seekers to entrepreneurs, different groups require different financial training, education and employment support. This approach will better help the 8.8 million legal permanent residents who have documents, pay taxes and work lawfully, and yet aren't citizens because of varied barriers.

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  • The Citi Choir, a Year On

    By Raf Lopez, Talent Manager, Citi Human Resources EMEA August 12, 2014 11:42 AM

    The Citi Choir was featured as part of a 2013 BBC TV series 'The Choir: Sing While You Work', fronted by well-known choirmaster, Gareth Malone. For this series the concept was to create choirs from scratch in five UK organisations. The program was seen by over 2.9 million viewers toward the end of last year.

    We weren't sure how many people would be brave enough to put themselves out there to participate, but as it turned out, hundreds came to audition. Gareth Malone eventually selected 22 people who he thought would best represent the breadth of what Citi does and the diversity of our people - as well as being great singers of course.

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  • Citi Celebrates its Pride, Passion and Progress

    By John Henry Watson, Program Lead, Citi Institutional Clients Group Operations & Technology and co-chair of Citi Pride Network, NYC July 09, 2014 02:39 PM

    In June, Citi celebrated Pride Month with a variety of local community and employee awareness and volunteer events, as well as Pride flag raisings at sites around the U.S., and participation in Pride parades in the U.S. and in London. This year, Citi had over 1,000 employees, friends and family participating in Pride celebrations around the world. In New York, over 650 employees, friends and allies of Citi marched together in the Pride parade. The Pride Month events are always well received by Pride Network members and demonstrate Citi's commitment to LGBT employees and allies.

    The past few years have seen great growth and progress for Citi's Pride Networks globally. The Citi Pride Network now has more than 2,000 employees, recently welcoming networks in Mexico City, Budapest, Belfast, Hong Kong and Florence, Kentucky. Citigroup CEO Mike Corbat and several senior managers reinforced their commitment to Diversity by partnering with the Citi Pride Network to make Citi the only U.S. Retail Bank to sign on to the Amicus Brief making the business case against DOMA last year and by hosting the "Out of the Street" summit in May 2014. Citi and the Citi Pride Network received both the AVP Courage Award and the OPEN Finance Corporate Leadership Award in 2013 and are now finalists for the 2014 Outie Award from Out & Equal Workplace Advocates. Also in 2013, Global Workforce Diversity launched educational "I am an Ally" placards that can be displayed in any workspace.

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  • Living in a Better World: Protecting Biodiversity through Collaboration

    By Mark Eckstein, Managing Director of WWF-US, International Finance June 05, 2013 04:39 PM

    For more than 50 years, World Wildlife Fund has been at the forefront of global species conservation. We employ a variety of strategies, from confronting poachers in the field, to protecting important habitats, to working with governments to enact smart policies. During the past decade, we've been focused on an increasingly important track: engagement with the world's biggest companies and financial institutions to enhance our efforts.

    Our Work with Companies:
    Much of WWFs work with the private sector focuses on strategic food and fiber sectors whose production and trade can threaten biodiversity and ecosystem services globally. We work with producers to demonstrate the business case for more sustainable production, and we work with multi-stakeholder groups to develop sustainability standards, such as the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, that can shift production practices at scale. Another example is WWF's Global Forest & Trade Network that provides sustainability guidance to forestry companies and those purchasing and financing forest products. As our partner, Citigroup has been an active member of the GFTN North America advisory board for the past six years in support of this work.

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  • Citi Turns 200: New Hiring and Training Practices Bring Greater Diversity

    July 27, 2012 09:00 AM

    In celebration of Citigroup's 200th Anniversary, we are sharing stories from our rich history here on this blog. The 19th installation below covers how the profile of National City Bank's employees evolved in the 1950's and 60's, becoming more diverse. Read the 18th installment on the success of female employees in Brazil and Columbia forecasts the importance of women in banking, here.

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  • Partnership for Small Business Development

    By Alan Jaffa, CEO, Safeguard Properties and Charles ‘Tee’ Rowe, Chairman, Foundation for Small Business Development March 21, 2012 05:00 PM

    Today, an innovative new collaboration - convened and funded by Citi - was launched to provide support to small minority- and women-owned businesses. Two key members of the partnership, Alan Jaffa, CEO of Safeguard Properties, and Charles 'Tee' Rowe, Chairman of the Foundation for Small Business Development, talk about the need for the new program and how it will benefit entrepreneurs.

    According to the United States Small Business Administration, 65 percent of the new jobs created in America between 1993 and 2009 were in small businesses, with minority-owned businesses leading the way. Between 2002 and 2007, minority business growth outpaced that of non-minority firms in terms of total revenue, employment, and number of firms. Not only are small businesses responsible for much of the economic activity in any community, they are an important way for people to build a secure future for themselves and their families.

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  • Citi Celebrates International Women's Day with 24 Hours of Global Events

    March 08, 2012 03:15 PM

    Today, Citi colleagues in more than 50 countries are participating in a company-wide global commemoration of International Women's Day (IWD), an important celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women worldwide. IWD has been observed since the early 1900s and in 1977 the United Nations General Assembly designated March 8 as International Women's Day.

    "Citi's global celebration of International Women's Day is a recognition of the vital contributions of women worldwide and an opportunity to reinforce our commitment to support female colleagues and clients on their journey from ambition to achievement," said Citi CEO Vikram Pandit. "We value the leadership and contributions of women throughout our company, and are equally proud to serve female clients around the world as they start and grow businesses, build assets, and secure their financial futures."

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  • Celebrating African American History Month at Citi

    By Nandika Madgavkar, Senior Vice President, Communications, Citi Community Development February 28, 2012 02:00 AM

    Citi's commitment to diversity spans the entire company -- and is particularly visible through the activities of Citi's Employee Networks and through the events and activities designated to celebrate the culture, history and contributions of various communities. February, for example, is African American History Month, declared by Presidential Proclamation as a time to "celebrate the rich legacy of African Americans and honor the remarkable contributions they have made."

    Across the country, Citi's African Heritage Networks (AHN) provide a wide range of educational, cultural and fellowship-building opportunities during African American History Month. In a very special presentation, the Baltimore/Washington AHN hosted two Tuskegee Airmen to talk about their experiences in World War II. Citi employee Annette Griffin said, "Whether it's with an event like that, or featuring special dishes in the cafeteria, or other programs," Annette said, "African American History Month is a way to spread both understanding and camaraderie."

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  • Citi Named a "Top 50 Company for Executive Women" by The National Association for Female Executives

    February 15, 2012 04:15 PM

    Last week, The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) named Citi as one of the "Top 50 Companies for Executive Women," leading corporate America in recruiting, retaining and advancing women in the workplace.

    "Citi is proud to be recognized by the National Association of Female Executives for its strong commitment to fostering the development, advancement and leadership of women," said Ana Duarte McCarthy, Chief Diversity Officer, Citi. "Attracting and developing the best talent is one of our highest priorities. We are committed to providing the skills, experience, training and support that emerging and established leaders need to succeed."

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