Nom de l'entreprise : STATE STREET
Secteur d'activité : Activités financières et d'assurance
Catégorie de l'entreprise : Grande Entreprise
Description de l'action
State Street is committed to continue to be a global community where every employee feels valued, inspired, and empowered to leverage their diverse experiences and identities which provide innovative, authentic, and enhanced service to our clients, community, and each other.
At State Street, we believe that a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture are essential parts of our corporate identity. These beliefs are brought to life by the numerous networks and committees that are active within our office.
Thus far our focus has primarily been on ensuring we create an inclusive culture of belonging (Inclusion) and increasing the diversity of our workforce (Diversity). We are adding “Equity” to our department, which will now be known as the Globalinclusion, Diversity, and Equity team (GIDE).
By educating, inspiring, and empowering our employees at every level of the business, we cultivate a global force of leaders that reflect the diverse markets we serve.
Following a period of challenging times where human contact was not always possible, State Street hosted a numerous of GIDE initiatives by facilitating a variety of events (further explained in the below sections) hosted by key employee networks that contribute to State Street’s Overall GIDE strategy.
Inclusion & diversity are embedded in our corporate values and culture. Fostering an environment that encourages the authenticity of employees isn’t just smart, it is essential. Employees tend to care aboutinclusion & diversity but sometimes don’t know how to turn their interest into action. The awareness created by the Employee Network Fair gave employees the information and platform to know more about and get more involved with the following hosting employee networks and organizations:
The main objectives of GIDE events were to re-connect employees after the “COVID19 break”, to broaden the knowledge and understanding of all employees oninclusion and diversity ad equity at State Street and highlight the importance ofinclusion and diversity across our business and how it is supported by passionate, local, network volunteers. Furthermore, fostering an environment that encourages the authenticity of employees isn’t just smart, it is essential. Ultimately, educating, inspiring, and empowering employees at every level, we cultivate a global force of leaders.
In Q4, 2022, State Street in Luxembourg together with International Financial Data Services Luxembourg and other State Street EMEA offices, hosted several GIDE initiatives. Participants were able to get acquainted with the activities of numerous employee committees and networks that further ourinclusion & diversity efforts. Luxembourg hosted five key events:
Employees Network Fair: To celebrate the GIDE networks across our office, State Street organised a dedicated event to present the different networks. This was an informative session on the various opportunities to get involved, mission were highlighted and upcoming events were advertised.
Volunteers from the various network brought gadget, ideas, games and pizza was shared with all employees. Similar to other countries in Luxembourg, our biggest strengh is our culturally diverse workforce. We displayed a large world map and asked each employee to place a pin in their home country. The final product was a colorfully diverse map that is being framed and will hang in a central location in our premises.
Dare to Lead: The PWN along with the NextGen Network organised a dedicated 2 days training. The Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage building program designed to be facilitated by organizational development professionals.
Families Network X-Mas Event: The Family network hosted 200+ employees and their children, offering a moment of light-heartdess with a magician and Saint Nicolas giving gifts and an enjoyable lunchtime and babyfoot.
Toastmaster’sinclusion and Diversity Lunchtime Meeting: Speakers shared their stories about culture andinclusion and how diversity in thought has made them better public speakers.
ESEN Network’s Green Month Event: Do it yourself (DIY) Activities hosted by employees wishing to share their ‘green’ habits with their colleagues.
Achieving your Financial Goals: The NextGen Network organised a Lunch and Learn session on “Achieving your Financial Goals” with an external coach. Aim of this session was for young professional (and not) to learn more about budgeting, saving, investing and the importance of having financial goals as something to work toward. Also, some practical strategies that can help to prepare goals and manage finances successfully were shared.
Through the GIDE initiatives, we observed that employees care aboutinclusion & diversity in the workplace (and beyond) but may not know how to get involved or learn more. The communication and awareness platform facilitated by the different networks acquainted employees with the activities of numerous employee committees and networks operating in Luxembourg and the wider EMEA. Participants relayed that they walked away more knowledgeable about the GIDE efforts at State Street. Overall, the networks that hosted events in Luxembourg, measured an overall increase in employees’ interest in getting involved.
Attending the different GIDE events allows our colleagues to understand and being exposed to the cultural diversity in our office.
Apart from the benefits that this initiative brought to employees, the GIDE initiatives had a powerful impact to the company. Here just a few examples that were observed:
Due to this scenario/outcome and the positive feedback received, we will continue to host and support similar events in 2023 to continue to remind and educate employees on the importance ofinclusion & diversity & equity and promote the many committees and networks that support these corporate values.
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Publié le 17 janvier 2023