Citigroup Inc. – 2011 50 Out Front #21


New York, NY
260,000 employees

Founded 1998
CEO: Vikram Pandit
CDE: Anna Duarte McCarthy

Citigroup makes diversity a priority to foster a culture where people are promoted on merit and opportunities to develop are available to all. Its strategy targets several areas. Employer of Choice focuses on its workforce reflecting diversity at all levels and be similar in composition to its local operating communities. Citi builds relationships with partners to help identify/recruit talent. To foster a culture of acceptance/respect, it offers employee training and encourages formal mentoring with senior management. Service Provider of Choice involves outreach to meet the needs of its diverse client base. Business Partner of Choice targets maintaining a diverse supplier base. Citi’s supplier diversity team works to identify and hire qualified business enterprises owned by minorities, women, people with disabilities, etc. Globally, it wants to develop an increasingly diverse supplier base mirroring its market/employees. Citi was a founding member of the European Supplier Diversity Business Forum, and currently has 53 employee networks for diverse groups