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:
Connie L. Lindsey is an Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Northern Trust in Chicago. She is responsible for the design and implementation of the global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy and the development of goals, policies, and programs appropriate to the brand and business unit strategies. In addition, Connie provides oversight and leadership to the firm’s response to environmental matters as well as social issues within the marketplace, workplace, and the community.
Prior to becoming the Head of CSR, Connie led the client servicing teams in the Public Entities and Institutions segment in the Corporate and Institutional Services business, serving public fund and not-for-profit clients. Throughout the course of her 16-year Northern Trust career, she has held various leadership roles including Deputy Business Head in Operations and Technology, Group Head in Northern Trust’s Personal Financial Services business, Director of Enterprise Relationship Management, and Manager in Treasury Management Consulting and Product Management.
Connie is National Board President of Girl Scouts of the USA, the highest ranking volunteer of this 3.4 million member organization. She is a Delegate for Vision 2020, a national project focused on advancing gender equality by energizing the dialogue about women and leadership. Connie is a founding member of the advisory board of the Center for Green Schools, a board member of the Executives' Club of Chicago, a member of the Board of Governors of the Metropolitan Club of Chicago, and a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. She is a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow in the class of 2001, a former board member of the Joffrey Ballet, Women Employed, and Inroads, Inc. Connie attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she majored in finance and has completed the Harvard Business School Executive Education Corporate Social Responsibility program. She is a public and motivational speaker on topics of corporate responsibility, leadership, mentoring, and personal and professional empowerment.