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Deidra Jenkins

Deidra Jenkins

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Americas
Deidra Jenkins is a Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer-Americas at Northern Trust.
Sarah Boddey

Sarah Boddey

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Europe, Middle East & Africa and Asia Pacific
Sarah joined Northern Trust in July 2016 and is responsible for the strategy and implementation of a wide variety of D&I programmes and initiatives.

What differentiates us is the unwavering belief that diversity, equity and inclusion are inextricably linked: true diversity can exist only in an inclusive work environment where any individual or group feels welcomed, respected, supported and valued to fully participate and contribute to our success.

We ensure our policies guide our behaviors to create and maintain a discrimination-free workplace. Northern Trust supports total diversity: gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, physical disabilities, and marital/family status, among others.

Celebrating Pride Month 2021

“Northern Trust is proud of its inclusive work environment where people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are welcomed, respected and can contribute to how we serve our clients and communities every day.” 
Author ImageConnie Lindsey

Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Northern Trust is proud to celebrate Pride Month this June and while celebrations may once again look a little different for many of us this year because of COVID-19, our colleagues around the world are celebrating with a diverse array of events.  This includes a presentation of the ‘50 Years of Fabulous’ film and a discussion with its director in the USA, a workshop on transgender and non-binary knowledge and terminology in the United Kingdom, a seminar on LGBTQ+ parents and families in Singapore and a virtual quiz and trivia night.  We will also be running a global virtual allies challenge where colleagues can build their knowledge on how to be an active ally to the LGBTQ+ community.

Recent Events

A Conversation with Connie Lindsey & David Blight

Watch Connie Lindsey’s enlightening interview with Pulitzer Prize Winning author, David Blight, as they discuss Frederick Douglass, his life and impact on our world today.

Expand Our Access to Talent

We strive to have a globally diverse workforce where engagement and inclusion drive business excellence. To achieve this, we work with many organizations locally and globally.

North America Partner Organizations

Europe, Middle East and Africa Partner Organisations

Asia Pacific Partner Organizations

Featured Partnerships 

Armed Forces Covenant (United Kingdom)

As a signatory to the Armed Forces Covenant, Northern Trust has publicly pledged its support for existing or prospective employees who are veterans (including those who are wounded or sick), reservists, cadet instructors and military spouses or partners. We are committed to providing them with job opportunities. In July 2020, the UK Ministry of Defence awarded us with the Gold award on the scheme for our commitment to veterans.

Women in Finance Charter (United Kingdom)

Northern Trust is a signatory to the Women in Finance Charter (“the Charter”). Established by the HM Treasury in the United Kingdom (UK), the Charter aims to bring companies together to work to build a balanced and fair financial services industry.
 
Teresa Parker, Northern Trust's president for Europe, Middle East and Africa, champions this Charter and our wide-ranging diversity efforts in the UK. We take great pride in aligning ourselves with this important initiative and believe that cross-industry efforts such as this are of vital importance in helping our industry's success.
 
When we signed up for the Charter in May 2017, we had 31% female representation in senior management. As of September 2019, we had 35% female representation in senior management, meaning we have achieved our representation commitment more than one year ahead of the deadline. As of September 2020, we maintained our percentage at 35%. In November 2020, we announced a renewed target of reaching 38% women in senior management roles by December 2023 in the UK.

Business Resource Councils

The Business Resource Councils (BRCs) are employee led resource groups that provide tools and resources to support the development of an inclusive culture that values and leverages Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to achieve and sustain superior business results. To provide further connectivity to our organization's priorities and additional strategic oversight, each BRC is aligned with an Executive Sponsor. Northern Trust currently sponsors ten Business Resource Councils, as listed below.

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Our core principles — service, expertise and integrity — have remained constant for over 130 years, guiding Northern Trust's evolution from a new bank in the growing Chicago of 1889 to a multi-faceted global financial services provider.