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lora_phillips | 31 Jul 2014 | 0 comments

From Fortune to The Boston Globe to top sustainability media site Triple Pundit, over the past month, Symantec has been highlighted in various prominent media outlets and reports for our corporate responsibility programs and efforts. Below we bring you highlights of a few of these, which cover a range of issues core to our CR strategy including gender diversity, cyber security skills training, and corporate volunteering.

Fortune features launch of the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3)


On June 24, 2014, Symantec officially launched its new signature initiative, the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3), at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Denver, CO. SC3 aims to address the global workforce gap in cybersecurity by training and certifying young adults in cybersecurity and assisting...

lora_phillips | 14 Mar 2014 | 0 comments

Last month, Symantec’s Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Cecily Joseph, spoke at a San Francisco event - "Honoring Progress: The 2013 Gender Equality Practices.” The event, attended by over 100 Bay Area professionals, focused on programs to increase workplace diversity and support the empowerment of women in the corporate world.

The event was cosponsored by the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women and Calvert Investments in partnership with the Bay Area Council, the Institute for Women's Leadership, and Assemblymember Phil Ting.

If you missed last week’s...

Cecily Joseph | 06 Mar 2014 | 0 comments

International Women’s Day, which is observed this Saturday, March 8, has been celebrated in the United States since 1909. Since that time, women have continually broken new ground in the technology fields – from Elsie Eaves becoming the first female member of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1927, to Stephanie Kwolek inventing Kevlar® in 1965, to Susan Hockfield becoming the first female president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004.

The celebration of International Women’s Day serves as a reminder that we must continuously strive towards full gender equity, particularly in the technology fields.

We are proud of...

lora_phillips | 08 Aug 2013 | 0 comments

Triple Pundit, one of the leading media platforms that reports on corporate responsibility and sustainability news, has featured Symantec’s Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility, Cecily Joseph, in its weekly column Women in CSR.

The column features interviews with leading female CSR practitioners highlighting what inspires them and how they found their way to careers in sustainability. Following is an excerpt from the article where Cecily discusses the evolution of CSR at Symantec:

3p: How has the sustainability program evolved at your company?

CJ: I have been with Symantec for about eight years, and during this time have seen our sustainability program evolve to become more formal and fully integrated with...

lora_phillips | 03 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

Last week, we published the latest edition of Symantec's Corporate Responsibility Snapshot. While our annual corporate responsibility report - keep an eye out for our latest report, scheduled to launch this fall - serves as the official delivery vehicle for our CR goals and progress against those goals, our quarterly Snapshot provides additional insight and stories around how we're meeting our commitments to Our People, The World, and Your Information.