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Cecily Joseph | 24 Jun 2014 | 2 comments

Today was an exciting day for Symantec, and a first for the company on multiple fronts. Standing alongside former United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Symantec Senior Vice President Aled Miles launched our signature Corporate Responsibility program - the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3)—at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Denver.

180px_Hillary_1.jpg"This has been a priority for us because six years after the financial crash, many young people are still struggling. In fact, one of the most terrifying statistics is that nearly six million young Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 are out of school and out of work, and for those who don't get a college education or even high school, most doors just won't open no matter how hard they knock," said...

Cass Averill | 18 Jun 2014 | 1 comment

From employee diversity to climate change to cyber security, corporate responsibility (CR) and sustainability touches every aspect of Symantec’s business. We’ve defined our strategy and are continually working towards our goals to operate as a responsible global citizen. In addition to our dedicated global corporate responsibility team, every day Symantec employees across the world are helping us deliver on this, creating value for both our business and our stakeholders.

We are happy to introduce an ongoing feature of the CR in Action blog – the Sustainability Spotlight - that will profile employees and their contribution to Symantec’s CR and sustainability efforts. Some are members of our CR team, others contribute through our Green Teams or volunteering, some have seen an opportunity and developed programs in their function or region -- all are making a...

Antoine Andrews | 12 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

45 years ago, the Stonewall Riots of 1969 marked a turning point in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community’s fight for equality. On its one-year anniversary in June of 1970, New York’s "Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day" march was held attracting thousands of supporters as it weaved through the streets of one of America’s most prominent cities.

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By 1978, San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker had created what would become the international symbol for LGBT equality – the rainbow – and by the early 90s this became a symbol not only for gay pride, but for the entire LGBT community. In June of 2000, United...

Cecily Joseph | 11 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

In my role as Vice President of Corporate Responsibility for Symantec, I have the privilege of driving the global implementation of Symantec’s community investment strategy and seeing first hand how organizations like Teach For America—our longest-standing philanthropic partner—are helping to inspire leaders, encourage creativity and collaboration, and make a meaningful impact for children and families in communities across the country.

Today’s students will become our next generation of leaders and innovators. As both a parent and a passionate technology professional, I deeply understand the role that education plays in the lives of children, and am honored to congratulate the winners of the 12th annual Symantec Innovation in Teaching Awards...

Karminder_Singh | 05 Jun 2014 | 1 comment

Today is World Environment Day (WED) - a day each year that the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has marked to “stimulate worldwide awareness of environmental issues,” and to encourage everyone to take action to preserve our environment. The day is celebrated by countries, regions, cities, government, companies, and individuals across the world.

At Symantec, environmental stewardship is an integral part of Symantec’s business strategy, both in terms of managing impacts related to the company’s operations and the development of new products and services for our customers. In celebration of World Environment Day I am happy to bring you an update on one of our most recent and exciting...

Pacific Marketing | 04 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

This week is Stay Smart Online Week in Australia, an Australian government initiative designed to help Australians understand the simple steps they can take to protect their personal and financial information online. Today, we hear from our Pacific Marketing team on ways Symantec is helping parents and kids deal with cyberbullying.

 

Here at Symantec, we strive to provide educational resources, online tools, and information to people all over the globe on topics such as online safety, cybercrime, and emerging threats. Some of the most frequent questions our experts are asked are around how parents and caregivers can keep children safe...

John Eldh | 03 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

I’m thrilled to share that three executives here at Symantec – May Mitchell, Tricia Atchison and Sue Fossnes – have been recognized by CRN for its 2014 “Women of the Channel” list. CRN’s annual list highlights the accomplishments of female executives within vendor, distribution and solution provider organizations, and the impact they are having on the advancement of the IT channel industry as a whole. Additionally, May and Tricia were selected to be a part of CRN’s “Power 100,” the top 100 most powerful women in the channel.

May Mitchell has helped to champion Symantec’s transformation toward a partner-centric model. As Symantec’s Vice President for North America Marketing, she has taken a market-led approach in the development of new market-pull and market-push campaigns and programs, product roadmaps and enablement tools to support our key priorities. This year, May is helping to lead the...

Jaime Barclay | 29 May 2014 | 0 comments

Finalists for the Teach for America Symantec Innovation in Teaching Awards were announced last week. Go behind the scenes and meet the innovators—and be sure to vote for your favorite!

 

Great teachers don’t just teach the future, they invent it. Finalists for the Teach For America Symantec Innovation in Teaching Awards were announced last week. Now is your chance to help select the winners.

What makes an innovative teacher? From STEM education to promoting entrepreneurship to using Instagram to engage students, these teachers have gone above and beyond to inspire their students. These 10 finalists were selected for their innovation, collaboration, and measured classroom results.

Meet the teachers who are changing the way their students learn, and ...

lora_phillips | 27 May 2014 | 0 comments

At Symantec, employees are key players in the success and expansion of our corporate responsibility (CR) program. As part of the community relations team, I feel incredibly lucky to experience first-hand the tremendous efforts our employees put forth to support our CR strategy and corporate values both through their jobs and personal time.

It is for this reason the impact our company has through volunteering and corporate philanthropy has continued to grow and expand year over year. For example:

  • We increased recorded employee volunteer hours 23 percent fiscal year over fiscal year. Last year Symantec employees across the globe collectively logged over 31,800 volunteer hours, a 23...
lora_phillips | 20 May 2014 | 0 comments

Vote now! Help select five teachers to receive the Symantec Award for Innovation in Teaching!

 

Pop quiz. Which organization is Symantec’s longest standing non-profit partner?

If you guessed Teach For America (TFA), you’re right. Since 1997, Symantec has supported TFA, a national non-profit that recruits, trains and supports top college graduates and career-changing professionals to commit to teach in under-resourced urban and rural public schools. The partnership brings together two organizations promoting teaching innovation so that all children have access to an excellent education that will help prepare them for opportunities in school and in life. Symantec also specifically supports TFA’s recruitment of teachers from the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Over the course of the relationship...