Our commitment to helping people meet their potential begins with our employees. We recruit top talent, and give them an inclusive and rewarding culture. Here, they develop invaluable skills and find new ways to meet our clients’ needs — and then take that growth and creativity out into our communities.
With these initiatives, we strive to be a global force and a local citizen:
Employees are our greatest asset, and we work to identify and develop the most talented people. We give every employee the tools to succeed in their roles and manage their careers.
Employees who engage in their communities feel more connected. Our Corporate Citizenship programs help employees find volunteer opportunities and enhance their community leadership.
This year, our 2020 Volunteer of the Year Awards recognized three employees who had tremendous impact and commitment to their communities, and exemplify our goal to care for colleagues, clients and community:
- David Cote from Boston, Massachusetts founded and now leads The Summit Project, a non-profit, nationally recognized community service organization focused on military families. The Summit Project ensures that fallen soldiers are not forgotten by leading tribute hikes and creating conversations around legacy and remembrance.
- Zahid Hamid from Scotland volunteered for almost 100 hours in 2020 — supporting refugee families, food banks and many more organizations through a time of crisis. Zahid even ran a food bank from his garage when the local charity lost their space due to COVID-19 closures.
- Sara-Jayne Wild from Bangalore, India helped publish a children’s book whose proceeds were donated to Headstreams, a State Street Foundation partner that focuses on food security, child safety and strengthening livelihoods.
Every employee should feel valued, engaged and respected. Through our Global Inclusion program we strive to keep our workplace diverse and responsive to work-life needs.
Our commitment to diversity includes creating leadership opportunities for women, such as our Leading Women program for high-potential female employees. We’re focused on removing barriers to women’s advancement — including the gender wage gap.