Change that’s powered by diversity: How a partnership between Net Impact and Symantec is creating a more inclusive network

By Kate Kokosinski, Net Impact's Manager, Corporate Partnerships
Jun 27, 2014 9:00 AM ET

Diversity and inclusion are essential to creating a truly sustainable future. That's why Net Impact partnered with Symantec Corporation on an important project this year to increase the diversity of our network and bring new opportunities to students in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and women's colleges. Symantec Corporation’s dedication to embedding diversity and inclusion into its business practices made them the perfect partner for this initiative -- according to Symantec, attracting, retaining, and fully engaging diverse talent leads to enhanced innovation and creativity.

At Net Impact, we recognized that in our 320-plus chapter network, we didn’t have enough representation from HBCUs and women’s colleges, and wanted to understand more about impact career opportunities at these institutions. Symantec Corporation’s partnership and generous support allowed us to diversify our network, conduct outreach to engage a variety of students, and bring a group of students to the Net Impact conference in 2013. We directly impacted underrepresented students by giving them opportunities to lead positive change on their campuses through skill-building programs, connect with a community of like-minded peers committed to making a social and environmental impact, and engage through meaningful events, activities, and networking opportunities with Symantec employees.

Continue reading on the Symantec CR in Action blog.