Results tagged as "leadership"

  • My "Sense of Adventure" Led to My Progress

    By Christine Lam, Country Business Manager, Citi Consumer Banking, Hong Kong March 04, 2015 10:30 AM

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, Christine Lam, Country Business Manager, Citi Consumer Banking, Hong Kong, shares her story about the defining characteristic that led to her progress.

    “30 years, and counting.”

    That was the opening line of an essay I wrote about my Citi career that was featured as part of an International Woman’s Day celebration in 2014. Now I can proudly – and accurately – write: “31 years and counting.” Along the way, I have had seventeen assignments, twenty-five managers, and worked in three countries in two regions. The jobs have taken me from the Intuitional Clients Group into Global Consumer Banking. I’ve held staff positions, client-facing roles, jobs with critical profit and loss responsibilities, assignments in Operations and Technology. Many of these assignments involved taking on roles that did not previously exist, and undergoing groundbreaking work for Citi, including breaking into new markets, and creating new organizations. Each time, the experiences were also new for me.

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  • My "Voice" Led to My Progress

    By Suni P. Harford, Citi Managing Director, Regional Head of Markets, NA March 03, 2015 10:30 AM

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, Suni P. Harford, Managing Director, Regional Head of Markets, North America, shares her story about the defining characteristic that led to her progress.

    There are pros and cons to being more vocal than most, and I can certainly think of many places where it hurt more than helped. To be honest, I am still learning the art of keeping my thoughts to myself. But having a voice which projects – and using it selectively but forcefully – has been a singular characteristic that has helped me in my career.

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  • An Investment In Sustainable Growth

    By James A. Forese, Co-President, Citi March 02, 2015 01:15 PM

    The following letter was written in response to The Wall Street Journal editorial “Citi Turns Green” that ran on February 24.

    Regarding your editorial “Citi Turns Green” (Feb. 24): Citigroup Inc. is responding to the very real market demand for renewable energy and the associated financing need. Many of the world’s largest companies—and an ever-increasing number of homeowners—are already saving millions by investing in clean energy. We expect this trend to continue. The International Energy Agency estimates that to combat the effects of climate change, $500 billion in investments in low-carbon energy technologies is needed each year until 2020, with that number doubling by 2030.

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  • Introducing International Women's Day "My Progress" Series

    By Linda Descano, Managing Director and Head, Content & Social, Global Consumer Bank March 02, 2015 10:30 AM

    On a national and global scale, women are making progress like never before. According to Citi and LinkedIn’s sixth annual study on the career and financial concerns of professional women, progress for women in business has made remarkable strides.

    According to the study, two-thirds of women surveyed feel they are on their way to equal footing in the workplace, and cited the top indicators of progress as the number of women in leadership roles, flexible work policies, and the elimination of the gender wage gap.

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  • Citi's New Efforts to Drive Sustainable Growth

    By Val Smith, Director of Corporate Sustainability February 20, 2015 12:10 PM

    Citi CEO Michael Corbat, Kilowatt Financial Chairman and CEO Dan Pillemer and Pam Flaherty, Citi Foundation (retired) at a recent event celebrating the launch of Citi's new efforts to drive sustainable growth.

    At Citi, it's clear to us that financing and scaling sustainable solutions that matter is central to our business success. Yesterday, we announced our new Sustainable Progress strategy, which will expand our efforts to finance projects that provide environmental solutions and manage environmental and social risk in partnership with our clients. In addition, we aim to enhance the sustainability of our own facilities and supply chain. Our commitment is aligned with and embedded in our firm's strategy, and it is a broad approach that spans across our businesses.

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  • Citi Colleagues Help Make One World Leadership Summit a Success

    By Michael Purcell, Citi Associate, Class of 2011 December 03, 2014 10:00 AM

    Last month, Citi colleagues from twelve offices around the world attended the One Young World (OYW) leadership summit in Dublin. This annual conference draws over a thousand young professionals from countries around the globe to discuss current issues and rally support for positive change. The Dublin event follows last year's successful summit in Johannesburg, and Citi's 2014 delegates were similarly inspired to listen, learn and debate the current major international topics.

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  • On the Path towards Economic Success: The Impact of Citi Foundation's Pathways to Progress through the eyes of Stella

    By Rosemary Byrnes, Senior Program Officer, U.S. Youth Economic Opportunities, Citi Foundation October 29, 2014 10:45 AM

    In March 2014, the Citi Foundation launched Pathways to Progress, a three-year, $50 million national commitment seeking to catalyze the economic progress of 100,000 low-income urban youth, ages 16-24, across ten of the largest U.S. cities: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Newark, St. Louis, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

    The single largest commitment by the Foundation to date, Pathways to Progress is designed to provide youth with the skills and opportunities needed to succeed in the 21st century economy within four key paths: Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership & Service, Mentorship and Summer Jobs. The initiative contributes to Citi's broader mission of enabling progress in the cities where we do business and complements the work of our Citi for Cities initiative. Pathways to Progress is reaching more than 22,000 young people in its first year alone. In addition, over the past six months, more than 160 Citi employees have devoted their time and talent in support of the initiative.

    But there's no better way to explore the early success of Pathways than through the eyes of the participants. Below we share the fourth story from Stella.

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  • On the Path towards Economic Success: The Impact of Citi Foundation's Pathways to Progress through the eyes of Tracey

    By Rosemary Byrnes, Senior Program Officer, U.S. Youth Economic Opportunities, Citi Foundation October 27, 2014 09:05 AM

    In March 2014, the Citi Foundation launched Pathways to Progress, a three-year, $50 million national commitment seeking to catalyze the economic progress of 100,000 low-income urban youth, ages 16-24, across ten of the largest U.S. cities: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Newark, St. Louis, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

    The single largest commitment by the Foundation to date, Pathways to Progress is designed to provide youth with the skills and opportunities needed to succeed in the 21st century economy within four key paths: Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership & Service, Mentorship and Summer Jobs. The initiative contributes to Citi's broader mission of enabling progress in the cities where we do business and complements the work of our Citi for Cities initiative. Pathways to Progress is reaching more than 22,000 young people in its first year alone. In addition, over the past six months, more than 160 Citi employees have devoted their time and talent in support of the initiative.

    But there's no better way to explore the early success of Pathways than through the eyes of the participants. Below we share the third story from Tracey.

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  • On the Path towards Economic Success: The Impact of Citi Foundation's Pathways to Progress through the eyes of Abe

    By Rosemary Byrnes, Senior Program Officer, U.S. Youth Economic Opportunities, Citi Foundation October 23, 2014 05:13 PM

    In March 2014, the Citi Foundation launched Pathways to Progress, a three-year, $50 million national commitment seeking to catalyze the economic progress of 100,000 low-income urban youth, ages 16-24, across ten of the largest U.S. cities: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Newark, St. Louis, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

    The single largest commitment by the Foundation to date, Pathways to Progress is designed to provide youth with the skills and opportunities needed to succeed in the 21st century economy within four key paths: Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership & Service, Mentorship and Summer Jobs. The initiative contributes to Citi's broader mission of enabling progress in the cities where we do business and complements the work of our Citi for Cities initiative. Pathways to Progress is reaching more than 22,000 young people in its first year alone. In addition, over the past six months, more than 160 Citi employees have devoted their time and talent in support of the initiative.

    But there's no better way to explore the early success of Pathways than through the eyes of the participants. Below we share the second story from Abe.

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  • On the Path towards Economic Success: The impact of Citi Foundation's Pathways to Progress through the eyes of Miles

    By Rosemary Byrnes, Senior Program Officer, U.S. Youth Economic Opportunities, Citi Foundation October 21, 2014 05:15 PM

    In March 2014, the Citi Foundation launched Pathways to Progress, a three-year, $50 million national commitment seeking to catalyze the economic progress of 100,000 low-income urban youth, ages 16-24, across ten of the largest U.S. cities: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Newark, St. Louis, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

    The single largest commitment by the Foundation to date, Pathways to Progress is designed to provide youth with the skills and opportunities needed to succeed in the 21st century economy within four key paths: Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership & Service, Mentorship and Summer Jobs. The initiative contributes to Citi's broader mission of enabling progress in the cities where we do business and complements the work of our Citi for Cities initiative.

    But there's no better way to explore the early success of Pathways to Progress than through the eyes of the participants. Below we share the first story from Miles.

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