Former Vice President, Corporate Responsibility
Cecily Joseph is the former Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Chief Diversity Officer for Symantec Corporation. In her role, she oversaw Symantec's corporate responsibility efforts, which encompass environmental, social, and governance program development, diversity and inclusion, integration and alignment. Joseph drove the global implementation of community investment efforts, served as the Chief Diversity Officer and oversaw the communication of the company’s corporate responsibility strategy and activities to a broad variety of stakeholder groups. She also served as liaison to Symantec’s stakeholder advisory panel.
Joseph has also served on several external boards including the advisory board for the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB), the board of directors of Leadership California and Ruby’s Place, a non-profit organization focused on domestic violence and human trafficking. She was the U.S. network business representative to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and worked to advance the principles of the UNGC through the public and private sectors and civil society. She also recently served as an expert in residence and executive faculty member with the Presidio Graduate School.
Joseph 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.
Joseph received the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women Human Rights Award for her work in advancing gender equality.
She holds a J.D. from Tulane University School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Miami.