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Cecily Joseph

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Cecily Joseph is a nonprofit and advisory board member, lawyer and sustainability executive recognized as a thought leader and influencer in social and environmental responsibility, ethics and diversity. Cecily is the former Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at cybersecurity company Symantec Corporation, where she oversaw all environment, social and governance (ESG) programs, and led the Symantec Foundation. Cecily is an ongoing champion for diversity and inclusion, having also served as Chief Diversity Officer and pioneering numerous initiatives to increase diversity and equity within the technology industry and broader society.

Cecily has held various corporate leadership roles in her 30 year corporate career and has built and managed programs and teams in ethics and compliance, strategic philanthropy, community relations, environmental sustainability, and diversity and inclusion. Cecily currently serves on the Board of Directors of Mercy Corps and As You Sow, and is Adjunct Faculty and Advisor, Initiative for Equity and Social Justice, at Presidio Graduate School.

Cecily received the CEDAW 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 as one of the Most Influential People in Business Ethics by the Ethisphere Institute. Cecily holds a J.D. from Tulane University Law School and received her B.A. from the University of Miami.