Northern Trust’s senior management leads on diversity and inclusion
We believe that diverse teams engender creativity and innovation and have built diversity and inclusion (D&I) into our organisational processes. Northern Trust is a market leader in the financial services industry on gender parity, with 22% females at board level locally and 25% on the management group. Strong leadership underpins our effectiveness in D&I. Our D&I strategy is driven by the management group - the corporation's top level of management - which is held accountable against an organisational scorecard for progress on D&I, and works in partnership with the Global D&I team.
Furthermore, each management group member champions a "business resource council", participating in and leading facilitated discussions with employees at all levels. Senior management visibility, engagement and leadership are crucial to how D&I is viewed and experienced by our employees. As a senior leader at Northern Trust, I personally have a responsibility to be accessible and to prepare the next generation of leaders.
June 26, 2012