2015 Diversity Leader

logo_smallCitigroup, Inc.
Headquarters: New York, New York
CEO: Michael Corbat
Employees: 250,000

Recent Recognition Includes:

  • Working Mother Magazine, named one of the 100 Best Companies 24 times, and among the Best Companies for Multicultural Women
  • Latina Style Magazine, one of the 50 Best Companies for Latinas To Work For in the U.S.
  • com,one of the Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities,
  • Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, has scored 100% since 2004
  • Diversity MBA Magazine, 50 Out Front Best Places for Diverse Managers and Women
  • US Veteran Magazine, Top Veteran Friendly Company


Ana Duarte McCarthy

Citigroup Managing Director and Chief Diversity Officer Ana Duarte McCarthy on the diversity strategy providing the company a competitive edge in the global marketplace.

“At Citi, we believe that the key to business success is diversity of thought. This is only made possible by having a workforce with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and skills.

“Our company—operating in more than 140 countries—has a rich diversity. However, we know that our size and scale creates challenges to ensuring that our core value of diversity is upheld everywhere we do business. We are committed to a journey of continuously improving diversity in our company and are joined on this mission by colleagues around the world who are working hard to lead and implement our efforts.

“Balancing respect for local customs, values, and legislation with our principles as a company that views diversity as a business imperative can be a challenge in some communities where we are located. To ensure global awareness of our policies and practices, we are working to establish more diversity training, councils, and committees at the local and regional level.

“In 2013, one of the priority objectives we set for ourselves was to increase the percentage of women and minorities in senior management. To do so, we needed to find more ways to develop and retain female and minority talent. Citi’s CEO introduced a scorecard that includes a diversity metric that considers the percentage of female candidates for all senior management positions globally and the percentage of both female and minority candidates for such openings in the US.”