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Roxane Divol | 15 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

Have you heard of Ada Lovelace? She is the reason we’re celebrating today. Lovelace was born in England in 1815, and her work translating and annotating an article about mathematician Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine led to the development of the first modern computers in the 1940s. On Ada Lovelace Day, people all over the world celebrate the achievements of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

This infographic, created by Symantec along with our nonprofit partner Anita Borg Institute, showcases the accomplishments of several other influential and inspiring women in STEM. It also provides a short analysis on what progress has been made and what work is still left to do for advancing the roles of women in STEM.

At Symantec, we’re dedicated to developing a diverse...

Cecily Joseph | 15 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

Symantec regularly identifies and prioritizes its most important sustainability issues, those of high importance to both stakeholders and the company. These issues are deeply relevant to our ability to succeed and are addressed in our internal strategic priorities, corporate responsibility approach, and stakeholder communications such as our Corporate Responsibility Report, CR in Action blog and Corporate Responsibility Snapshot (a Symantec newsletter distributed to over 20,000 stakeholders).

However, materiality as it relates to sustainability is...

Marian Merritt | 10 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and Symantec is publishing a series of posts on how we're meeting Our Shared Responsibility to secure the Internet. Today we hear from Norton Internet Safety Advocate Marian Merritt, on best practices for your children's use of mobile technology.

 

My friend’s two year old woke up today and bellowed from her crib, “I want my iPad!” Even within your family, you may find your youngest child started using technology with far greater ease than your oldest child. Some of this can be attributed to the popularity and ease of use for touchscreen devices and smartphones. And your children, like you, are spending more and...

lora_phillips | 03 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

On Wednesday, September 18th, Cecily Joseph, Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility, and Debra McLaughlin, Stakeholder Engagement Program Manager, hosted a call for internal and external stakeholders to discuss highlights from Symantec’s FY13 Corporate Responsibility Report. They covered our high-level corporate responsibility (CR) priorities, the progress we've made, and areas where we need to improve in order for us to reach our CR goals. The call was moderated by Wendell Davis, social media manager at Symantec.

Cecily and Debra discussed why CR is important to Symantec, noting that while our goals are divided into specific...

Michael Kaiser | 01 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

In its fiscal year 2013, Symantec contributed more than $24 million in cash and software to nonprofits working within its four philanthropic focus areas: science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education; online safety; diversity; and environmental responsibility. Over the last few weeks, we've heard from several of our partners, including TechSoup Global, the Rainforest AllianceActerra, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Today we conclude this series, and mark...

Marissa Rusek | 27 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

In its fiscal year 2013, Symantec contributed more than $24 million in cash and software to nonprofits working within its four philanthropic focus areas: science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education; online safety; diversity; and environmental responsibility. Over the next few weeks, we will hear from several of our partners on various projects and programs that Symantec is helping to support. Earlier this week, we heard from Dresden Joswig from the Rainforest Alliance. Earlier in this series, we heard from Acterra, an environmental nonprofit serving Silicon Valley, and the...

Dresden Joswig | 25 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

In its fiscal year 2013, Symantec contributed more than $24 million in cash and software to nonprofits working within its four philanthropic focus areas: science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education; online safety; diversity; and environmental responsibility. Over the next few weeks, we will hear from several of our partners on various projects and programs that Symantec is helping to support. Last month, we heard from Acterra, an environmental nonprofit serving Silicon Valley, and a few weeks ago from Edwin Link, Sr. Director of Academic Success, Arts, and Innovation at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Today we...

Charmy_Ruparel | 20 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

Everyone wants to know where the women are in technology and what can be done to draw them to the field. What is the magic solution? At Symantec, we’re taking on the challenge of attracting more women to technology from a variety of angles.

We start when they’re young by encouraging not only girls but all children to study STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and math – in grade school and college, and to pursue STEM as a career. We believe providing STEM education to children and young adults is a business imperative in order to build a diversified and innovative workforce for the future.

Symantec puts its money where its mouth is. According to our FY13 Corporate Responsibility Report , 46 percent of our corporate giving in FY13 went toward...

Marian Merritt | 18 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

A Huffington Post article I read back in late July asked a poignant question: “Why no Internet safety course for kids and parents?” The author of the article was Tony Loftis, president and executive director of Find Your Missing Child, an organization that aims to use social media to locate missing and runaway children. Loftis equated the lack of Internet safety training to handing car keys to a 16-year-old with almost no driving experience, and it is an apt comparison.

Symantec’s FY13 Corporate Responsibility Report released last week shows that 26 percent of Symantec’s FY13...

Cecily Joseph | 12 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

I’m excited to share that our Corporate Responsibility Report for fiscal year 2013 has been published. This annual report provides an opportunity to review our goals from the previous year, acknowledge successes, and reflect on how we can continue to refine our corporate responsibility strategy. We hope that you will take a look and let us know what you think (in exchange for your opinions, we're giving you a chance to vote on how we should direct a $50,000 USD grant - so be sure to visit our stakholder feedback survey!)

We're also hosting our first-ever...