Cecily Joseph is Chief Diversity Office and Vice President of Corporate Responsibility for Symantec Corporation, a global leader in cybersecurity. As the leader of Symantec’s global corporate responsibility efforts, Cecily oversees all environmental, social and governance program development, integration and communication. She is responsible for designing and implementing initiatives focused on online safety education and cybersecurity skills development. Cecily is an ongoing champion for diversity & inclusion, pioneering numerous initiatives to increase diversity and equity within Symantec and the corporate sector.
With experience building corporate responsibility programs in strategic philanthropy, diversity & inclusion, and environmental sustainability from the ground up, Cecily acts as an internal and external change agent. She worked with the company’s Leadership to create public facing goals to decrease the company’s greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent and increase the diversity of Symantec’s workforce by 15 percent. She has worked to create pathways for underrepresented young adults to enter into the cybersecurity field through the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3). She has also spearheaded efforts to increase employee engagement through her team’s community investment efforts.
Cecily currently serves on the board of directors for Net Impact, a global non profit focused on addressing social and environmental challenges. Previously she served as chair or the UN Global Compact Network for the USA and as an advisory board member for the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). Cecily received the CEDAW Award for Human Rights from the City of San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, recognition as one of the Multicultural Leaders of California by the National Diversity Council, and recognition as one of the Most Influential People in Business Ethics by the Ethisphere Institute. She has been a contributor for The Huffington Post, TriplePundit and a speaker at industry events such as RSA, Ceres, GreenBiz and numerous other CSR, philanthropy, sustainability and diversity conferences.
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