Fostering and supporting a globally diverse and inclusive workforce is a fundamental strength of Northern Trust that helps us succeed as a business enterprise and community advocate.
Northern Trust People - A Diversified Portfolio
The quality of all Northern Trust partners, performing as individuals and working together as teams, clearly distinguishes us from our competition. A diversified workforce is one of our strongest assets to best serve our clients, investors, public and company.
Employer of Choice
Northern Trust is an equal opportunity employer. We aim for excellence in our efforts to recruit, develop and deploy the highest caliber workforce. Our commitment and success to a diverse workforce is evident in employee satisfaction and industry acknowledgment.
Northern Trust has been recognized as a top employer from: Working Mother magazine, Black Enterprise magazine, Diversity Edge magazine, Diversity MBA magazine, Latina Style magazine, National Association of Female Executives, and The Corporate Equality Index to name a few. View our complete list of Recognitions.
Practices and Principles of Commitment
Northern Trust has an absolute commitment to capitalizing on the strengths of individual differences across its diverse workforce:
Our Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion, a senior executive position, ensures progressiveness in our programs, training and policies with support of diversity councils.
Our annual Chairman's Diversity Advocate Award Program recognizes employees who champion and make contributions to our diversity efforts.
Widespread Diversity at Work training continuously improves the abilities of work groups to value their people and all of their contributions.
Global alignment and involvement through Business Resource Councils:
Mark Welch is Senior Vice President and Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for Northern Trust Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for the development and execution of Northern Trust's global strategy for diversity and inclusion. His three primary areas of focus are: 1) Diversity Strategy and Management - including partnerships on people representation, recruiting consulting, retention and development; talent management and mobility; program management and accountability and employee engagement; 2) Global Integration - creating, deploying and managing diversity and inclusion initiatives for employees in 18 U.S. states and 15 international locations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region; and 3) The Business Case for Diversity - ensuring all diversity initiatives are directly aligned with the core strategic imperatives of the organization, extending the reach of organization's brand to develop an ever more diverse institutional and personal client base and externalizing our diversity philosophy and values to our community and business relationships.
Prior to his current position, Mark served as Vice President and Director of Marketing for Personal Financial Services in the Western United States. In that role, he was responsible for all marketing activities including advertising, public relations, graphic design, sales generation, project management, demographics, and economic and market analysis in the states of California, Nevada and Washington. Prior to joining Northern Trust in 1999, Mark served as Marketing Officer of the Private Client Group at Jurika & Voyles, LLP, a boutique investment management firm that managed over $7 billion in assets.
He earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Environmental Studies (Policy and Planning) from the University of California. In 1996, Mark was named an Irvine Fellow in Urban Policy & Planning at Stanford University, Stanford, California.
Mark is a 2009 Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow. He previously served on the board of UCLA Live!, one of the nation’s premier performing arts programs, and is actively involved with several community organizations including the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, National Black MBA Association and Diversity Best Practices.