Our Black Employee Network’s (BEN) mission is to foster the inclusion and advancement of employees that identify as Black or African descent here at Thomson Reuters. The group’s strategy is based four pillars: Attract, Develop, Advance & Engage.
BEN engages its members, allies and some of our customers and corporate partners through a series events. From volunteering opportunities to hosting talks on topics such as “Race in Corporate America”. We’ve engaged thought leaders such as Dr. Robert Livingston of Harvard, TV personality Soledad O’Brien, and an acclaimed voice on the topic of race in America, author and journalist Ta Nehisi Coates, to deepen the discussions. Through these and several other efforts, BEN aims to help make Thomson Reuters a more inclusive place where employees can bring their authentic selves to work.
Our volunteer efforts are an intricate part of our mission and we have collected over 2,000 pieces of school supplies for the Barack and Michelle Obama Elementary school and the Simon Says Give program. From backpacks to crayon boxes, these items are will help children in Minnesota come to class prepared and help further their education. The contributions from BEN are global, as they highlight and support employees across our businesses and throughout our offices. In addition our NY office has partnered with the Development School for the Youth, helping them perfect the networking skills that would allow them to be more successful. With the UKI chapter partnering with UK based charity Urban Synergy to provide mentoring, interview skills and CV building workshops for local teenagers. BEN gives back to the community and supports the Thomson Reuters business goals.
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About Thomson Reuters Business Resource Groups (BRGs)
As an organization that values diversity, Thomson Reuters has established a formal process for employees to develop Business Resource Groups (BRGs). BRGs are voluntary, employee-driven associations that benefit both our employees and the company’s business goals. Today, we have 8 BRG’s with over 90 chapters globally.