Achieving workforce diversity requires focus and consideration of local norms. We try to balance respect for local customs, values and legislation with our views on diversity as business and social imperatives. We know more needs to be done to ensure our workforce reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.
When our workforce is as diverse as the clients, communities and world we serve, we are a more vibrant, innovative and high-performing bank and a better place to work. We strive to treat all employees fairly and with respect, give them opportunities to grow and succeed, and hold them accountable for upholding our Mission and Value Proposition.
To learn more about Citi's commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, download our 2015 Fact sheet.
Citi Women at Work
Joyce-Ann Wainaina is proof of the power of mentoring, networking and knowledge sharing. She joined Citi Kenya in 1990, advancing to leadership roles in Africa’s male-dominated banking industry. Wainaina served as Citi Country Officer (CCO) in Zambia and became the first Kenyan and first woman to serve as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Citi East Africa.
In 2015, Wainaina co-designed the Sapphire Leadership Programme, a 12-week mentoring program for high-performing women assistant vice presidents, vice presidents and senior vice presidents in Sub-Saharan Africa. It pairs women with managing directors across the network who have experience working in the region.
Working with Pride: Citi's Pride Networks
Approximately 2,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees participate in Citi's 18 Pride Networks, promoting LGBT awareness, doing community outreach and helping recruit and retain diverse talent. In 2015, we launched a Pride Network in Sydney, Australia and signed an official letter on supporting marriage equality in Australia. On the other side of the globe, Citi's Pride Network in Belfast, Ireland, helped launch Northern Ireland's Regional Network of Corporate Pride Networks, which currently has 12 member companies.
We work with human resources, employee networks and diversity councils to promote diversity and inclusion and become an employer of choice for top talent.
We have 121 employee networks with 15,000 members in 30 countries and 56 locations.
For a list of awards and recognition Citi received in 2015 for our citizenship activity, click here.