Cecily has led the organisations diversity and inclusion efforts for the past 3 years-serving as Chief Diversity Officer for the company, in addition to her role as Vice president of Corporate Responsibility. Her focus has been on attracting, retaining and developing diverse employees, including setting and publishing goals around diversity hiring and retention. She has also partnered with organisations to address equity, such as the creation of the Net Impact Racial Equity Awareness Leadership (REAL) program which aims to institutionalise racial equity at colleges and universities through training and curriculum development. Externally, she served, for over 6 years, on the Board of Directors of Ruby’s Place, a domestic violence and homeless shelter, serving primarily women of colour.
As one of Symantec’s top executives, Scott has been a key advocate for the growth and advancement of the diverse talent at the company. He is the executive sponsor of Symantec’s Black Employee Resource group (SyBER), focused on developing career advancement and mentorship opportunities, recruiting tactics, and community building to attract and retain Black talent. For example, Symantec recently co-hosted the SF Bay Area UNCF Tech Summit, bringing together diverse technology leaders with 50 Black undergraduate students and 20 faculty attendees. Externally, Scott serves as a national advisory board member of the Stanford University Center for Comparative Studies on Race and Ethnicity – Stanford’s interdisciplinary hub for teaching and research on race and ethnicity. Additionally, as well as his role at Symantec, Scott serves on the board of directors of Piper Jaffray, a leading investment bank and asset management company.
Scott is Symantec’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. In addition to serving on the executive team and managing Symantec’s global legal function, he manages Symantec’s government affairs, public policy, corporate responsibility, philanthropy, diversity and inclusion, and ethics and compliance functions, and leads a global team of 147 professionals. Scott also serves as a Director on the corporate board of Piper Jaffray, and is a national advisory board member of the Stanford University Center for Comparative Studies on Race and Ethnicity.
Scott is a member of Symantecs executive leadership team, allowing him to be an effective voice for championing a diverse and inclusive workplace with my fellow leaders. Over the course of the past year, Symantec has launched Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) focused on veterans and black employees; expanded their ERG focused on LGBTQ employees; and continued to provide support to our Hispanic and women employees ERGs.
Scott is the executive sponsor of SyBER, Symantecs Black Employee Resource Group. SyBER is focused on developing career advancement and mentorship opportunities, recruiting tactics, and community building to attract and retain Black talent.