A Conversation with Connie Lindsey

Feb 20, 2018 10:00 AM ET
Connie Lindsey speaks about social responsibility with a packed room of Loyola students.

Originally published by the Quinlan School of Business

There was standing-room only at The Baumhart Center’s first event of the Kelly Tyrrell Conversation Series on Tuesday, January 30th. The Tyrrell Conversations aim to engage Loyola students in monthly dialogues with foremost social impact, enterprise, and responsibility leaders; this month’s conversation with Northern Trust’s Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion, Connie L. Lindsey, was a perfect start to the series.

The goal of these dialogues is to help students to imagine their own futures by exposing them to promising careers in social business and allowing them to explore the journey to get there. Lindsey, who is now responsible for the design and implementation of Northern Trust’s global CSR and diversity and inclusion strategy, started out on her journey with a social change mindset. “I wanted to be a social worker,” she began, “because I thought I could heal the world and still be home in time for dinner.” However, as she became more aware of her strength with numbers, Lindsey went on to complete her education with a financial focus. She explained that this strong business foundation allows her to have a greater understanding of what it takes for businesses to do what they need to do.

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