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Engaging and Empowering a Diverse Workforce

Join expert Connie Lindsey, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion at Northern Trust, as she leads a discussion around progressing talent recruitment, retention and managing to improve diversity and inclusion in the financial industry. Rethink industry hiring practices and explore how diversifying the workplace reshapes opportunity. Listen to panelist Dan Houlihan, Head of Asset Servicing for North America, and Jim Fitzpatrick, President of NICSA, as they share more information about The Diversity Project North America, an organization dedicated to a more inclusive workforce culture.
Recorded Feb 27 2019 18 mins
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    Connie Lindsey, Dan Houlihan and Jim Fitpatrick
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