Results tagged as "international womens day"

  • Celebrating International Women’s Day

    By Jane Fraser and Gavin Michael, Co-Leads of Citi Women March 08, 2019 12:00 PM

    For International Women’s Day this year, the newly-appointed co-leads of the Citi Women Affinity Group, Latin America CEO Jane Fraser and Global Consumer Bank Technology Head Gavin Michael, explain what this day signifies for them and our firm. Citi will host over 200 IWD events in 51 countries around the globe.

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  • On Opportunity, Success and International Women’s Day: A Conversation Between Citi Foundation’s Brandee McHale and Pathways to Progress Participant Spandana Singh

    By Spandana Singh, Millennial Public Policy Fellow, New America March 05, 2018 12:00 PM

    While I have always understood the mission of International Women’s Day (IWD) to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, I didn’t actually engage until I came across #InternationalWomensDay. Each year, millions of people on social media post about what the day means to them and the women who have inspired them. Before social media, this particular movement felt out of reach for most people to get involved. But as people around the world posted their own stories, it gave the movement a face. Since then, numerous hashtags have gained substantial traction and have succeeded in raising awareness of issues often touched upon by International Women’s Day leaders while also engaging people across generations to share their experiences and propose solutions.

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  • Advancing the Economic Progress of Women

    By Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship, Citi March 08, 2016 11:30 AM

    In the last year alone, the Citi Foundation invested in programs supporting the economic progress of more than half a million women globally. These investments included more than $11million in programs that primarily or exclusively support women's financial inclusion, employment and livelihoods. Across the world, we have been working in partnership with innovative organizations to co-design programs that accelerate the economic inclusion of women. These efforts are expanding our understanding of the needs of women as microfinance clients, entrepreneurs, students, and are also providing them with the financial resources and services they need to build more stable future for themselves and for their families while contributing to the economic growth of their countries.

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  • My “Perspective” Led to My Progress

    By Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Professor, Harvard Business School March 23, 2015 09:00 AM

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Professor at Harvard Business School, shares the defining characteristic that led to her progress.

    Anything can look like a failure in the middle. Pushing through this challenging mid-point is the only path to success.

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  • My "Perseverance" Led to My Progress

    By Diana Taylor, Managing Director, Wolfensohn & Co., Member of Citi Board of Directors March 20, 2015 12:00 PM

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, Diana Taylor, Managing Director, Wolfensohn & Co., Member of Citi Board of Directors, shares her story about the defining characteristic that led to her progress.

    To say that I came of age in a man’s world would be an understatement.

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  • My "Courage" Led to My Progress

    By Lisa Stone, Co-Founder, BlogHer March 17, 2015 12:00 PM

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, Lisa Stone, SheKnows Media Chief Community Officer and Co-founder of BlogHer, shares her story about the defining characteristic that led to her progress.

    Have you ever seen a child blush red and break out in a sweat when called upon in class? Or cry in embarrassment if forced to speak? That was me.

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  • My "Curiosity" Led to My Progress

    By Professor Linda Scott, DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Said Business School, University of Oxford March 16, 2015 12:00 PM

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, Professor Linda Scott, DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Said Business School, University of Oxford, shares her story about the defining characteristic that led to her progress.

    I had just finished a book on the history of the beauty industry in the United States when I accepted a job at the University of Oxford. I had learned while doing research for the book that the modern economy had empowered American women in many ways, rather than creating their disadvantaged status, as feminist academics have long argued. I decided that at Oxford I would study whether the same mechanisms that worked for women in 19th century United States could be used now to empower women in developing countries. Specifically, I focused my study on the cosmetics company Avon , which operates all over the world, and whether it could economically empower poor women in Africa.

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  • My "Sense of Community" Led to My Progress

    By Farah Mohamed, Founder & CEO, G(irls)20 March 13, 2015 12:00 PM

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, Farah Mohamed, Founder & CEO, G(irls)20, shares her story about the defining moment in time that led to her progress.

    It is hard to believe that an event that took place when you are 2 years old can shape your entire approach to life and, indeed, your progress.

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  • My "Competitive Spirit" Led to My Progress

    By Ana Duarte-Mccarthy, Chief Diversity Officer, Citi March 12, 2015 12:00 PM

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, Ana Duarte McCarthy, Chief Diversity Officer at Citi, shares her story about the defining characteristic that led to her progress.

    I like to win—I like the adrenaline rush, the excitement – the pure joy that comes with winning. Is it that I was a middle child seeking attention? I’m not sure. I know that I have always been happiest when playing on a team—starting with the Banana Splits girls’ recreation basketball team as a kid, and later playing high school varsity basketball on the Oak Knoll Bombers in New Jersey. I loved when my team’s work and skills all came together. The thrill was especially potent if the game was close, and we won at the buzzer. My parents were very happy to support my participation in sports. Mom would pack the team in her big Ford LTD station wagon, ferrying us around New Jersey, and dad would leave work early to come watch us play – which was unusual for a father to do in the 1970s.

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  • My "Open-Mindedness" Led to My Progress

    By Geeta Menon, Dean of the Undergraduate College, Abraham Krasnoff Professor of Global Business & Professor of Marketing, NYU Stern School of Business March 11, 2015 12:00 PM

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, Geeta Menon, Dean of the Undergraduate College & Abraham Krasnoff Professor of Global Business & Marketing, NYU Stern School of Business, shares her story about the defining characteristic that led to her progress.

    I don’t believe that any one particular achievement equals success. Instead, I embrace – and even look forward to – the unexpected opportunities that are inevitable in life. In fact, I’ve found that being open to the unknown is what led to my progress.

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