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Kimberly Evans Named Northern Trust’s Head of Corporate Sustainability, Inclusion and Social Impact

Evans Brings Decades of Business, Inclusion and Community Experience to the Role

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Northern Trust has named Kimberly Evans as Head of Corporate Sustainability, Inclusion and Social Impact, effective December 1, 2021. Evans succeeds Connie Lindsey, Northern Trust’s Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leader.

“Kim brings to this role deep industry knowledge, a commitment to the highest standards of business ethics, and a long record of inclusive leadership and community service,” Northern Trust Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Grady said. “She will continue Connie’s great work to incorporate environmental, social, and governance considerations into how we operate as a business, investors, and people to generate long-term value for our stakeholders.”

Evans is an Executive Vice President and currently serves as the North America Head of Private Capital Administration. Prior to her current role, Evans led the Governmental, Sovereign Wealth, and Taft Hartley/Union pension and treasury business in the US, Central and South America. In addition to her business responsibilities, Evans serves as President of the Women In Leadership Business Resource Council within Northern Trust.

Evans was also named a “2021 Leader That Can” from Schools That Can; featured as one of the 50 Leading Women in the 2020 Hedge Fund Journal; is a Chicago United 2019 Business Leader of Color honoree; and a Leading Women’s Executive Alumni. She was recognized as a Leader in Philanthropy by the University of Chicago and currently serves on the board of the Chicago Public Education Fund.

“At Northern Trust, we view sustainability through a broad lens as we seek to make a positive impact in everything we do—including how we foster an inclusive culture, serve our clients, and invest in our communities,” said Evans. “I look forward to partnering with our businesses and employees across the globe, leveraging our enduring principles of service, expertise and integrity, to drive meaningful change.”

Northern Trust has been recognized by numerous accolades, including Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE Magazine, Best Private Bank in the U.S. by the Financial Times Group, 100 Most Sustainable Companies in America by Barron’s, the Gender Equality Index Member by Bloomberg, and the Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes.

About Northern Trust

Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals. Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust has a global presence with offices in 22 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., and across 23 locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of June 30, 2021, Northern Trust had assets under custody/administration of US$15.7 trillion, and assets under management of US$1.5 trillion. For more than 130 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader for exceptional service, financial expertise, integrity and innovation. Please visit our website or follow us on Twitter.

Northern Trust Corporation, Head Office: 50 South La Salle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603 U.S.A., incorporated with limited liability in the U.S. Please read our global and regulatory information.


Doug Holt

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Black Business Owners, Celebrities, Influencers, and Leaders Gather with Visa at CEO's Making Waves for Black Women in Business, Helping Corporations Fulfill Commitment to Equality and Inclusion

Black Business Owners, Celebrities, Influencers, and Leaders Gather with Visa at CEO’s Making Waves for Black Women in Business, Helping Corporations Fulfill Commitment to Equality and Inclusion

Two-Day Conference Provides Vital Resources for Black Women in Business


OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On October 26th and 27th, CEO’s Making Waves for Black Women In Business: Growth, Impact, & Community will kick off a two-day conference by welcoming Black women-owned businesses, industry leaders, and corporations in addressing the need for systemic change in leadership, gender, and race equality in a variety of different industries.

The two-day event will feature discussions from black business owners such as influencer Necole Kane – CEO/Founder of XONecole and Whitney Harper (Brand Manager/Creative Director for Rapper Sweetie) and (Host) Sports Broadcaster Rosalyn Gold-Onwude, along with many other amazing business professionals in different sectors who will share their insights on relevant topics and resources aimed at enhancing the approaches of Black professionals and CEO’s. By strengthening woman-owned companies within the Black community, CEO’s Making Waves will work on closing the 90% wealth gap faced by Black women in business today.

“This is a much-needed event to support the Black women in our communities starting in California with the large tech companies,” says Myeshia Jefferson, founder of Beauty Makes Cents LLC, a company dedicated to increasing entrepreneurial education through events, training, hands-on support, and empowerment.

Jefferson continues, “CEO’s Making Waves will help attendees tap into resources they may not know are available. Many black-owned businesses don’t need a handout, we need a hand up. As a Black entrepreneur, I understand firsthand the struggle of navigating the business world, and the challenges that Black women in business face to get access to the right people and positions that can open doors. Sometimes, we need more hands-on support to guide us to the next level. Many of the large organizations have the means and the resources to help.”

Aiming to connect start-ups and small business owners to companies with resources and mentors available for Black entrepreneurs, the event will act as a foundation for future growth and opportunities. Featuring an impressive lineup of keynote speakers, discussion panels, fireside chats, mentorship sessions, and workshops, CEO’s Making Waves will touch on a wide range of topics, such as entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, the future of e-commerce, the entertainment industry, sports, wellness, women empowerment, and recruiting.

“This year will have virtual celebrity appearances from Akon, Niecy Nash, Tamar Braxton, and more; but next year we will host the event in-person where we can include interactive activities such as dancing, live music, and a yacht experience! We see this as a great opportunity for black women entrepreneurs to connect, network, and grow,” says Jefferson.

CEO’s Making Waves 2021 participants will also have the chance to win mentorships from top industry leaders through an exclusive guest contest. Organizations can make this an opportunity to build trust and loyalty, while more Black women gain access and support.

Registration is open to all. Remaining space is filling up quickly, so get your tickets soon! Visit CEO’s Making Waves to secure your tickets and learn more.

About CEO’s Making Waves for Black Women In Business

CEO’s Making Waves for Black Women in Business was created in effort to get corporations to walk the talk of addressing the need for systemic change in leadership, gender equality, and race equality by supporting women-owned businesses and professionals. We aim to economically empower 1,000 Black women in California by 2022 with an end goal of closing the racial wealth gap with the help of our future partners.


Myeshia Jefferson


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Dorsey Commits to Inclusion Blueprint

One of 50 Firms to “Do Something Hard” Actions to Improve Inclusion and Equity

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#DEI–International law firm Dorsey & Whitney is pleased to announce that the Firm has committed to take one “Do Something Hard” action as part of the 2021 Inclusion Blueprint.

Dorsey is one of 50 law firms that are participating in the Inclusion Blueprint, a collaborative project between Diversity Lab and ChIPs. The project provides a first-of-its-kind tool to measure inclusion actions that law firms can and should employ—at both the leadership and practice group levels—to ensure that historically underrepresented lawyers have fair and equal access to quality work, influential sponsors and clients, and other opportunities.

The assessment includes three main categories for law firms to track, measure, and benchmark their diversity and inclusion efforts at the leadership and practice group levels: (1) current diversity representation thresholds and year-over-year progress; (2) ongoing inclusion practices and activities; and (3) a commitment to “hard” actions to be implemented over the next year.

The public commitments to “Do Something Hard” are a new addition to this year’s assessment. Following George Floyd’s murder in 2020, many law firms issued statements confirming their commitment to racial equality and ensuring that all individuals are treated fairly in the workplace and beyond. “Research shows that real change requires actions that are meaningful, sustained long term, and measurable—not just statements,” said Erin Hichman, Diversity Lab’s Director of Data Management. “The ‘Do Something Hard’ actions, when put in place by firm management and supported by all partners at the practice group level, signal that they are serious about and committed to making their own group’s systems more equitable.”

The actions at the Leadership level include: (1) 50 hours of billable credit for DEI contributions; (2) partner and/or practice group leader compensation linked to DEI; and (3) pay and origination credit equity gap analyses for partners.

The actions at the Practice Group level include: (1) matter credit for diverse lawyers for new and expanding work; (2) client team diversity and direct access; and (3) an Ally Action Pledge.

By committing to the first Leadership action, Dorsey will go beyond simply offering 50 hours of “billable credit” to lawyers for meaningful contributions to diversity and inclusion at the Firm and in the profession by tracking and measuring whether those hours are being used equally by various demographic populations and making changes to remedy unequal distribution across various demographic populations.

As part of their commitment to these actions, the participating firms’ leaders will report their progress to Diversity Lab and also participate in the 2022 Inclusion Blueprint to remain accountable to these actions.

Read more about Dorsey and the law firms that have publicly committed to implement the actions at the Leadership and Practice Group levels by January 2022.

“Dorsey knows that real change requires action, not just statements,” said Dorsey Managing Partner Bill Stoeri. “We believe that the ‘Do Something Hard’ actions will lead to improvements in how we operate our business and in how our policies and practices impact colleagues and clients. We are dedicated to improvement both inside and outside our Firm.”

About Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Clients have relied on Dorsey since 1912 as a valued business partner. With locations across the United States and in Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, Dorsey provides an integrated, proactive approach to its clients’ legal and business needs. Dorsey represents a number of the world’s most successful companies from a wide range of industries, including leaders in banking & financial institutions, development & infrastructure, energy & natural resources, food, beverage & agribusiness, healthcare and technology, as well as major non-profit and government entities. www.dorsey.com


Jeri Longtin-Kloss



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EHE Health Named One of Fortune Magazine’s Best Workplaces in New York

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EHE Health, a national preventive health and primary care network that partners with leading employers to advance employee health and engagement, today announced that it has been named by Fortune Magazine and Great Place to Work® as one of the Best Workplaces in New York™ 2021. EHE Health ranks among the state’s 60 best small/medium places to work, with 87% of its employees saying the company is a great place to work, compared to just 59% of workers at the average U.S.-based company.1


“As a company dedicated to helping other leading employers improve the health and wellbeing of their workforce, this recognition of our culture is a reflection of our mission and values in action,” said Dr. David Levy, MD, CEO of EHE Health. “EHE Health is an amazing, diverse team of people, driven by a common purpose and passion for patient-centered care that is inseparable from our commitment to a work environment in which every member feels valued and respected.” Tweet this.

Great Place to Work, a global authority on workplace culture, identified the very best places to work through careful analysis of confidential employee responses to survey questions. Great Place to Work is the only company culture award in America that selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated and how well they are creating a great employee experience. EHE Health was included in the survey based on its designation as a Great Place to Work®-certified company in April 2021.

Large numbers of EHE Health employees queried by Great Place to Work speak positively about the company’s working environment. Nine in 10 (90%) employees said, “People care about each other here” and 91% said “I am proud to tell others I work here.”

“We firmly believe that the best places to work not only value diversity, but wholly embrace inclusivity as part of the culture and core mission of the organization,” said Joy Altimare, EHE Health Chief Engagement and Brand Officer. “When employees feel they are respected, their needs and goals are appreciated, and they are free to be their authentic selves on the job, it translates into greater personal and professional growth that benefits our employees, patients and communities.”

Altimare, who advocates for EHE Health’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) efforts, noted that the company has worked to further reinforce its stance on DEI. This included adding to the company’s corporate mission statement a formal commitment to eliminate racial disparities in access to high-quality health care by setting an example with employees and clients.

EHE Health is in a unique position to address these issues given its behavior-centric approach to improving health and helping people better navigate their personal and family health journeys. COVID-19, which proved to be more dangerous and deadly for people with underlying health risks, further exposed racial disparities in health care access and outcomes in the United States. Over the past year, the company conducted extensive training, employee focus groups and hosted virtual, open discussions on diversity topics, including unconscious bias in healthcare and society. Among the many ways the company supported employees through the pandemic, it formed a virtual book club, inviting colleagues to share their diverse perspectives on books and literature, helping each other understand the personal lens through which they perceive their lives.

About Fortune Best Workplaces in New York™ 2021

To determine the 2021 Best Workplaces in New York, Great Place to Work® analyzed confidential survey feedback from more than 78,000 employees in the New York State or the tri-state/New York Metro Statistical Area.

Employees responded to over 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organization creates a Great Place to Work For All™. Eighty-five percent of the evaluation is based on what employees say about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential as part of their organization, no matter who they are or what they do. Great Place to Work analyzes these experiences relative to each organization’s size, workforce make up, and what’s typical in their industry and in the New York State or the tri-state/New York Metro Statistical Area.

The remaining 15 percent of the rank is based on an assessment of all employees’ daily experiences of innovation, the company’s values, and the effectiveness of their leaders, to ensure they’re consistently experienced.

About EHE Health

EHE Health is a national healthcare provider organization and center of excellence in preventive health and primary care, that partners with mid- and large-sized employers to give their employees and beneficiaries an entry point to organized healthcare, beginning with prevention. Named as a Great Place to Work®-certified company, EHE Health is headquartered in New York City and operates 200 health clinics across the U.S., staffed by a network of curated primary care physicians and clinicians. It is the only national healthcare provider dedicated to preventive care that has no health status selection among large, diverse workforce populations. For 108 years, EHE Health has been an innovator and leader helping people live longer, healthier lives with personalized preventive care. For more information, visit us at www.ehe.health.


1 Source: Great Place to Work 2019 U.S. National Employee Engagement Study.


Lisa Stearns

for EHE Health