Northern Trust Corp. – 2011 50 Out Front #11


Chicago, IL
12,800 employees

Founded 1889
CEO: Frederick Waddell
CDE: Mark Welch

Fostering a globally diverse, inclusive workforce is a fundamental of Northern that helps it succeed. Its hiring reflects that commitment; 35% of its US employees are minorities, and globally, 50% are women. NTC has implemented programs and initiatives that have positioned it among the most innovative and progressive financial institutions for promoting diversity/equal opportunity in the workplace. It starts at the top with governance. Four of its 14-member board of directors are are women and/or minorities. More than 40% and nearly 18% of its Trust officers and managers are women and minorities, respectively. The firm participates in programs that place value on the advancement of women and people of color, such as Catalyst, Chicago United, The Chicago Network and Mentiuum. NTC practices business under the principle that its employees should reflect the range of race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, gender, age, and physical ability of the communities where it operates