Credit Suisse Open Perspectives
                Program

                 Todd G. Sears
                 Director, America...
Table of Contents

   Engaging Difference
   LGBT Initiatives
   Open Perspectives Program
   Student Feedback
   Rep...
Managing Diversity vs. Engaging Difference
          Managing Diversity                      Engaging Difference
  Recrui...
Credit Suisse LGBT Initiatives
            Credit Suisse Standard                    Credit Suisse LGBT Innovation
 LGBT ...
MBA Open Perspectives Program-Agenda Day 1

3:00   Welcome Remarks
       Co-Head of Private Banking USA
       Americas H...
MBA Open Perspectives Program-Agenda Day 2
9:00 Breakfast and Foundation Overview
     Vice President Credit Suisse Founda...
Student Feedback




 “Amazing, all throughout! Very thankful to
   Credit Suisse for the program.”

 “I walked away wit...
Overall Feedback

   We received extremely positive feedback from each of the 10 program participants

   Students were ...
Replication
 Develop Key Partnerships
  – Senior Leaders
  – Recruiting
  – Diversity & Inclusion
  – Human Resources
 A...
Q&A
Credit Suisse Open Perspectives
                Program

                 Todd G. Sears
                 Director, America...
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Credit Suisse's "Open Perspectives" program was designed to educate LGBT MBA students about being open in their careers within the financial services sector and, more specifically, how Credit Suisse's culture supports LGBT employees.

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Credit Suisse HRC Innovation Award 2010 Presentation

  1. 1. Credit Suisse Open Perspectives Program Todd G. Sears Director, Americas Head of Diversity & Inclusion March 17, 2010 CREDIT SUISSE
  2. 2. Table of Contents  Engaging Difference  LGBT Initiatives  Open Perspectives Program  Student Feedback  Replication  Q&A
  3. 3. Managing Diversity vs. Engaging Difference Managing Diversity Engaging Difference Recruiting program designed to meet Recruitment & retentions initiatives that legal obligations reflect how demographic trends will impact the labor market in the future An effort to hire minorities A culture of inclusion where all employees can contribute in different ways A commitment to fairness An understanding that diverse organizations often outperform those drawing on homogeneous talent bases  Domain of HR/Diversity Dept. The personal responsibility of everyone throughout the organization What began as diversity programs are now strategic business imperatives
  4. 4. Credit Suisse LGBT Initiatives Credit Suisse Standard Credit Suisse LGBT Innovation  LGBT Employee Network Open Perspectives Program -2010 “Out on the Street”  Empire State Pride Agenda Award Leadership Development  Equality@Work Award -LGBT Issues in the Workplace -InclusiveLeadership  100% HRC CEI (since 2005) -Generational Differences  Comprehensive domestic partner benefits -Reverse Mentoring -Out and Equal Conference  Non-discrimination policy included sexual Business Development orientation and gender identity -PB LGBT Program -Supplier Diversity Program Employee Engagement -“Dancing with the Managing Directors” External Partnership Model -Human Rights Campaign (HRC) -SAGE -Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE) -Hetrick- Martin Institute -Matthew Shepard Foundation -New York LGBT Community Center -Trevor Project -Gay Polo League -The Williams Institute -Lamda Legal -GMHC -Jeffrey Fashion Cares
  5. 5. MBA Open Perspectives Program-Agenda Day 1 3:00 Welcome Remarks Co-Head of Private Banking USA Americas Head of Diversity Campus Recruiting Director, Americas Head of Diversity & Inclusion 3:15 Your Personal Brand 4:00 What can Credit Suisse do for you 4:15 Credit Suisse Overview Panel LGBT Associates from Investment Banking, Equity and Private Banking 5:00 How Corporate America is Driving Positive Change for the LGBT Community Chief Executive Officer of Asset Management and Americas Region Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director, Lambda Legal Dr. Marjorie Hill, Chief Executive Officer, Gay Men’s Health Crisis 6:00 Closing Remarks Managing Director, Co-Head of the Global Investment Banking Department 6:15 Dinner
  6. 6. MBA Open Perspectives Program-Agenda Day 2 9:00 Breakfast and Foundation Overview Vice President Credit Suisse Foundation 9:30 Introduction to Investment Banking Managing Director, Investment Banking 10:15 Introduction to Sales and Trading Managing Director, Sales and Trading 11:00 Introduction to Private Banking Managing Director, Private Banking 12:30 Lunch Members of school recruiting teams 1:30 Mock Interviews 2:30 Closed Door Session 3:00 Recruiter’s Panel Members of Recruiting Team 3:30 Wrap-Up
  7. 7. Student Feedback  “Amazing, all throughout! Very thankful to Credit Suisse for the program.”  “I walked away with a strong impression that Credit Suisse is committed to diversity – specifically LGBT employees and community.”  “A great way to begin the MBA process.”  “As a career switcher banking is often a closed-door industry, but the program gave a fair amount of perspective. Very educational.”  “Was very impressed with the amount of exposure I got to high-level people.”  “This was a great opportunity to learn more about Credit Suisse and its distinguishing feature – its culture. Among the banks I will be targeting, this event certainly elevated my awareness of Credit Suisse, painting a very attractive case for the firm.”
  8. 8. Overall Feedback  We received extremely positive feedback from each of the 10 program participants  Students were impressed with the exposure to senior leadership and demonstrated commitment to diversity  Participants felt that the program solidified their divisions of interest  A better understanding of the recruiting process was achieved
  9. 9. Replication  Develop Key Partnerships – Senior Leaders – Recruiting – Diversity & Inclusion – Human Resources  Advertise in partner MBA programs  Develop Application Process – Resume – Essay questions – Committee review – Participant announcement  Develop Agenda  Host Program  Gather Feedback
  10. 10. Q&A
  11. 11. Credit Suisse Open Perspectives Program Todd G. Sears Director, Americas Head of Diversity & Inclusion March 17, 2010 CREDIT SUISSE

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