Results tagged as "diversity"

  • 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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  • Enabling the American Dream, across the spectrum

    By Salvador Villar, Chairman and CEO, Banamex USA October 26, 2011 09:00 AM

    I am proud to work for Citi, an organization that has such a strong and active commitment to diversity, both internally and in our communities. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to spend time with the nearly 300 affiliate members of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation's largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization and a longstanding partner of Citi's. For many years, we have worked with NCLR to enable its member organizations to advance economic empowerment and asset building for underserved members of society.

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  • Citi named to Working Mother's 2011 "100 Best Companies" list for 21st consecutive year

    October 14, 2011 10:21 AM

    Working Mother magazine annually recognizes the top companies paving the way for new moms and families. And this year, Citi has once again been named a Working Mother 100 Best Company. Citi, which has appeared on the "100 Best Companies" list for twenty-one consecutive years, was also named to Working Mother's "Best Companies for Multi-Cultural Women 2011" and Working Mother's "Best Companies for Kids" lists due to our comprehensive diversity and employee benefit programs that foster professional advancement and offer flextime hours, telecommuting, paid maternity leave and employee assistance.

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  • Six Citi leaders named to Top Women in Banking list.

    By Citi October 05, 2011 09:00 AM

    Each year, the American Banker releases its prestigious rankings of the top women in financial services. This year, six Citi executives were named to the list.

    Jane Fraser, head of the Private Bank, and Julie Monaco, head of Global Transactions Services North America, once again were recognized as two of the 25 "Most Powerful Women in Banking," while Suni Harford, head of North America Markets for Citi's Institutional Clients Group, was recognized as one of the "Most Powerful Women in Finance."

    And Debby McWhinney, Chief Operating Officer of Global Enterprise Payments, Cece Stewart, head of U.S. Consumer and Commercial Banking, and Elyse Weiner, head of Liquidity and Investments for Global Transactions Services, were all named "Women to Watch"--a category for those from whom big things are expected.

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  • "Pride in Citi."

    By Sophia Stewart, Institutional Clients Group, Citi August 02, 2011 01:29 PM

    Citi recently hosted "Pride in Citi", a panel discussion and networking event for LGBT undergraduate and graduate students at the company's markets and banking division, headquartered in downtown New York City. Suni Harford, ICG Regional Head of Markets for North America, kicked off the panel by emphasizing Citi's commitment to all forms of diversity. "Diversity in our employee talent pool at Citi is a business imperative given the diversity of our clients, the diversity of our products, the diversity of the geographic regions in which we work, and the diversity inherent in the communities in which we serve," she said to the over 50 students in attendance, comprising mainly interns at Citi and other firms on Wall Street.

    Citi strives to foster an environment that promotes an employee's ability to contribute to corporate and business objectives regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. We're proud that this commitment to diversity and inclusion as an integral part of everyday business practice has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign, which has awarded Citi a 100% rating in its Corporate Equality Index every year since 2004.

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  • "Out" for business.

    By Justin Nelson, President and Co-founder, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce July 08, 2011 11:50 AM

    The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)-owned small business community--comprising an estimated 1.4 million enterprises in the United States--has an enormous depth and promise. My job, as president of the 29,000-member National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), is to help them reach their full potential.

    Like other entrepreneurial associations, NGLCC focuses on events and educational programs on essential topics for any small business such as how to access financing and develop new clients. But we also deal with issues unique to this group, such as how to certify or identify as an LGBT business and what that can mean for a business and its employees.

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