Hello everyone! My name is Antoine Andrews and I’m the new Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion for Symantec.
As I’m writing this, I’ve officially been in my new role for an entire eight days and I am loving it! As the Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion, my role is to continue the path forward that the Global Corporate Responsibility Team has laid out to ensure Symantec has the best and most innovative global talent to meet the needs of our customers and drive business performance.
My very early (and I mean very early) observations are that the company has invested heavily on closing the gender gap within our internal talent pipeline and also on the talent of the future, globally. As innovation continues to be a key priority for Symantec, we have to leverage the diversity of all our employees to help us innovate. In my opinion, having inclusive leaders, team environments, and processes are all equally as important. They foster idea sharing and it is often the case that some of the best ideas come from the people and teams who offer a different perspective.
This month, Diversity/Careers magazine featured an article by Symantec’s Cecily Joseph, VP Corporate Responsibility, demonstrating how companies put their efforts around Diversity and Corporate Responsibility into action. The article does a wonderful job highlighting what differentiates Symantec in the Diversity and CR fields.
I’m so proud that Symantec has focused efforts on promoting diversity in many areas, such as diversifying our global talent, recognizing and embracing differences in our company culture, and impacting the global communities where we operate. Focusing on these areas will help Symantec drive great business results while also having a positive impact on the world’s future.
Antoine Andrews is Symantec's Director, Global Diversity and Inclusion.