Following her appointment as head of TTS, Ebru also joined Citi’s executive committee (ExCo) for the region. She is one of four women out of 22 members to sit on the board. In January 2017, Ebru also joined the Board of Directors of Citibank Europe Plc. She is heavily involved in the talent development and diversity agenda, and actively promotes and supports development of female diversity and inclusion as a senior leader through mentorship and coaching. She is a regular speaker at Citi run ‘women in leadership’ events throughout the region, speaking to audiences comprising of both senior women as well as junior talent. She is also currently working with senior colleagues globally, to create a formal women’s network specifically designed for the TTS business. Externally, Ebru has been invited to speak at a number of industry events championing women in the workplace, including the Women in Treasury conference sponsored by Treasury Today, keynote speech at Financial News FN100 dinner as well as participating and speaking at the graduation ceremony of the 2017 ‘Momentum’ program. Ebru has encouraged a number of her senior management team to participate in this particular program over the past years as mentors themselves.
Since 2015, Tracey has been the Co-Chair of Citi Women, a global effort designed to empower and promote women at Citi. In this role, she has had the privilege of receiving feedback from women across the globe and escalating appropriately, one important example, Citi signing the UK Women in Finance Charter. In partnership across Citi, Tracey has driven multiple initiatives in support of women, such examples include Pay Equity, Girls’ Education, and increased female representation across Citi. Earlier this year, Tracey made the business case at the United Nation Women’s Empowerment Principles Forum that sourcing from women owned businesses is important globally and promoted for the UN/Citi created guide which emphasizes The Power of Procurement. Leading by example, female representation on her Leadership Team is at 40%, and taking into account other diversities, ethnic and LGBTQ, the team is 60% diverse. With this diversity of thought and experience, her business has achieved double-digit growth YoY since 2014. By understanding this business imperative, Tracey has led trainings for her staff to communicate, educate, and help women align their investment objectives with their life goals. Under her leadership, Citi Private Bank will soon be launching a gender lens investment offering to clients.
Jim is global co-chair for the Citi Women’s Affinity. In this capacity, he has set a new strategy and direction in order to drive greater gender parity across Citi. The strategy focuses on: hiring, promoting, and retaining more women; creating an inclusive work environment; leveraging Citi’s diversity of thought to drive value for clients; and embedding the value of diversity into business practices. Jim has been instrumental in driving this change for all employees and firmly communicating to senior leaders that they are accountable for achieving gender results. The focus has included initiatives such as implicit bias education and tools, actions around male advocacy and engagement, and reverse mentoring, all underpinned by a strong communications strategy which Jim is personally involved in. He was instrumental in Citi’s signing of the UK Women in Finance Charter, which sets a target of at least 30% of women in senior roles by 2025. Jim regularly lends his voice to an external audience via leading media outlets pushing the agenda of gender parity. He has also contributed to the Financial Times diversity series discussing a variety of topics in the gender diversity space.