Northern Trust Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
More Diversity. Greater Perspective. We count a diversified workforce as one of our strongest assets. And we recognize that diversity of thought and experience allows us to draw on a wide range of perspectives to better serve our clients, employees, and our communities.
Value in Diversity
Northern Trust is committed to capitalizing on the strengths and individual differences across our diverse workforce. What differentiates us is the unwavering belief that diversity, equity, and inclusion are inextricably linked: true diversity can exist only in an inclusive work environment where any individual or group feels welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate and contribute to our success.
Business Resource Councils: Network and connect with other employees
To support our global business strategy, and to enhance employees’ professional networks, Northern Trust sponsors a number of business resource councils (affinity groups) with an executive advisor. Each business resource council is employee-initiated, governed, and led. Membership is open to any Northern Trust employee in our global divisions who shares an affinity for the mission of the group.
The Resource Councils Include:
Our Mission Statement:
The Black Business Resource Council (BBRC) was established to benefit both the membership and Northern Trust through personal and professional development, networking, and community involvement.
To provide the black population, within Northern Trust, the resources for successfully navigating through the organization and community.
The Women in Leadership (WIL) Business Resource Council (BRC) aims to develop a culture of individual and organizational leadership that will enhance the execution of Northern Trust’s strategy and make a meaningful, measurable difference in the advancement of women at Northern Trust. This mission is achieved within the cultural context of each region and country. We are regionally and culturally diverse, with members from entry level to Management Group members. In a continuously changing world, WIL focuses teaching how we can have a positive impact in our company, community and our personal lives.
The Advancing Professionals Business Resource Council serves as a business resource to engage and benefit advancing professionals at Northern Trust by providing opportunities in networking, professional development, education, and community involvement.
Why Resource Councils?
With identity and appreciation as the mutual ground, each business resource council:
- Connects employees from different backgrounds
- Provides networking and mentoring opportunities
- Motivates acquisition and application of employee skills
- Reflects Northern Trust’s commitment to building a work environment that is responsive to and inclusive of employees’ diverse identities, beliefs and interests
Additionally, Northern Trust’s business resource councils will consult on business development and strategy across communities and demographic groups, and serve as liaisons to prospective and existing clients.
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