Citi – 2012 50 Out Front # 22



New York, NY
88,528 employees
CEO: Vikram Pandit
CDE: Ana Duarte McCarthy

Diversity mission: We see diversity as a source of strength. Therefore, we have made it a priority to foster a culture where the best people want to work, where people are promoted on their merits, where we value and demand respect for others and where opportunities to develop are widely available to all, regardless of differences.

Taking a four legged approach to managing diversity has positioned Citi among the leaders in the arena. Focusing heavily on management accountability, attracting talent, workforce development, and work environment has helped Citi to establish a corporate culture that has seen its minority representation amongst officials and managers grow by 1.2 % in 2011. Recognizing the benefit of employing women at all levels of the workforce, Citi offers programs such as Coaching for Success to help develop emerging female talent at the mid-level of the organization. Also, as a part of its Women4Citi initiative, Citi has placed considerable focus on its Women Leading Citi program, designed to promote and accelerate advancement for women who demonstrate the potential to assume significant leadership roles within the organization. In promoting inclusion on the global stage, Citi encourages diversity through strategic partnerships such as its internship program with Zumbi dos Palmares University in Brazil, where more than half of the places are reserved for African-Brazilians.