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Aligning CSR Spending to Improve Workforce Diversity

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Today, women hold only 19% of computing degrees with women of color holding just 4%. Symantec has joined the Reboot Representation Tech Coalition to align existing philanthropic donations with peers and build a more inclusive workforce. Together, we plan to double the number of women of color graduating with computing degrees by 2025.

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It’s Time to Close the Gap for Women of Color in Tech

by Cecily Joseph, VP, Corporate Social Responsibility
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More than ever before, the tech industry is focusing on diversity. As sustainability and impact professionals, we continue to push our leaders to make racial and gender equity the business norm. Companies in our sector have changed recruiting policies, increased training budgets, hired new diversity team members, established goals, and released metrics on progress. 

Through a New Grant from Symantec, NPower Expands Offerings in the Bay Area

by Jaime Barclay, Sr Mgr Corporate Responsibility
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We often talk of a time where our IT workforce is diverse, with equal representation and opportunity. A time where people of all backgrounds, regardless of ethnicity, gender, or socio-economic status have the opportunities, the skills, the pathways to develop life-long careers and succeed in our digital economy.

To NPower, a nonprofit launching digital careers for underserved communities, their mission is to make this future a reality.  

Symantec Herndon Employees Making a Difference Through Mentoring

by Linda Hirsch, Principal Service Delivery Manager, Symantec Cyber Security Services
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Entering into the corporate world as a new professional can be daunting. The workplace, while exciting and rewarding, has opportunities and challenges to navigate at every turn – how to communicate, collaborate, negotiate, network effectively – how to navigate challenging or difficult situations. For many, you may have had a glimpse into professional life through a role model, be it a parent, relative, friend or professor. 

Is Enjoying What You Do Key to Unlocking Career Success?

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All resumes being roughly equal, someone who’s passionate about they do is going to stand out amongst the crowd. Does your passion come through on paper? Jonathan Omansky, Senior Director of Operations at Symantec shares his insights on how to build a resume that shows expertise as well as passion. It may be right there in front of you, others may need to dig deeper. Either way, he believes unlocking passion is key to standing out, to elevating your career and to developing a path of continual growth and success.

Elevating Your Role in Cyber Security Through Passion

by Jonathan Omansky, Senior Director of Operations
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During my time as a hiring manager of cyber security talent, I’ve reviewed thousands of resumes.  Many of these resumes detail varied levels of experience, education, projects, and knowledge.  However, one of the most important qualities in hiring, and one that I rarely see come through on paper is passion. 

As Cyber Attacks Diversify, Those Leading the Defense Must As Well

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The National Initiative for Cyber Security Education (NICE), led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Department of Commerce, aims to increase the number of skilled cyber security professionals in the United States. The organization achieves this through partnerships with government, academia, and the private sector that energize and promote a robust network and ecosystem of cyber security education, training, and workforce development resources.

This article previously appeared in NICE's summer e-newsletter here.

NICE Newsletter Industry Spotlight
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The National Initiative for Cyber Security Education (NICE), led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Department of Commerce, aims to increase the number of skilled cyber security professionals in the United States. The organization achieves this through partnerships with government, academia, and the private sector that energize and promote a robust network and ecosystem of cyber security education, training, and workforce development resources.

This article previously appeared in NICE's summer e-newsletter here.

Giving Back that Stands Out: Symantec's Volunteer of the Quarter

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Symantec has a long and proud history of encouraging our employees to volunteer. Volunteering makes our company a better place to work, so employees are helping both Symantec and the organizations they volunteer for. Every quarter we feature employees across the world standing out for their dedication to giving back.

From Royal Inspiration to Royal Recognition

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Symantec’s Volunteer of the Quarter initiative highlights and rewards those employees who dedicate their time and talents to address societal and environmental issues. We have a long and proud history of encouraging our employees to volunteer. While the driving force of our efforts is largely altruistic, there is even more to volunteering than giving back to our communities. Volunteering makes our company a better place to work, so employees are helping both Symantec and the organizations they volunteer for.

Today we highlight our Volunteer of the Quarter Nick Coates, Principal ITSM Solutions Engineer, Production Engineering, in our Reading UK office.

Celebrating Symantec’s Volunteer of the Quarter & Community Leader Nick Coates
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Symantec’s Volunteer of the Quarter initiative highlights and rewards those employees who dedicate their time and talents to address societal and environmental issues. We have a long and proud history of encouraging our employees to volunteer. While the driving force of our efforts is largely altruistic, there is even more to volunteering than giving back to our communities. Volunteering makes our company a better place to work, so employees are helping both Symantec and the organizations they volunteer for.

Today we highlight our Volunteer of the Quarter Nick Coates, Principal ITSM Solutions Engineer, Production Engineering, in our Reading UK office.

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