Cecily Joseph

Cecily Joseph is vice president of corporate responsibility and chief diversity officer for Symantec Corporation, a global leader in cybersecurity. As leader of  Symantec’s global corporate responsibility efforts, Cecily drives environmental, social and governance program development, integration and alignment.  As Chief Diversity Officer, Cecily leads Symantec’s efforts to bring in, grow and keep the best diverse talent.

With more than 15 years of experience building corporate responsibility programs in ethics & compliance, strategic philanthropy and environmental sustainability from the ground up, Cecily acts as an internal and external change agent.  She is an ongoing champion for diversity and inclusion and gender equity, working with the company’s Leadership to create a goal to increase the diversity of Symantec’s workforce by 15 percent, empowering female leaders through the Women on Board initiative, and creating a pathway for underrepresented young adults to enter into the cybersecurity field through the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3). She has also spearheaded an increase employee volunteerism by 70 percent through her team’s community investment efforts and the launch of the Symantec Service Corps.

Cecily is often sought to speak on a variety of topics at industry events – including RSA, the world’s largest data security conference, where Cecily has spoken for three consecutive years. She is an active writer on her blog and contributor of opinion editorials for The Huffington Post.

Cecily currently serves on the board of directors for Net Impact and Leadership California. Cecily received the Award for Human Rights from the City of San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, recognition as one of the Multicultural Leaders of California by the National Diversity Council, and recognition as one of the Most Influential People in Business Ethics by the Ethisphere Institute.

Cecily joined Symantec in 2005 after thirteen years with VERITAS Software, where she led the company’s legal affairs and served as executive director of the VERITAS Foundation. She holds a J.D. from Tulane University Law School.

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