Results tagged as "diversity"

  • 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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  • Providing scholarships and hope to LGBT students.

    By Jorge Valencia, CEO and Executive Director, Point Foundation June 20, 2011 03:12 PM

    Marginalization of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) youth remains prevalent in our communities, homes, and in classrooms. As if harassment, violence, and family abandonment aren't difficult enough to overcome, the current economic situation, coupled with the cost of attending college rising at twice the rate of inflation, has made it virtually impossible for so many deserving youth to envision higher education and their right to secure a better future.

    This is where Point Foundation steps into help by providing not only financial support, but also leadership training, mentoring and hope to LGBT youth who face social stigma and prejudice because of their sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression. Founders Bruce Lindstrom and his longtime partner Carl Strickland began in 2001 with the goal of offering both scholarships and mentorship to the best and the brightest LGBT students.

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