Cecily Joseph is a nonprofit and advisory board member, lawyer, and sustainability executive recognised as a thought leader and influencer in social and environmental responsibility, ethics and diversity. Cecily currently serves as Chair of the Net Impact Board of Directors and Advisor, Initiative for Equity & Social Justice at the Presidio Graduate School. Cecily is the former Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Symantec Corporation where she oversaw all environment, social, and governance (ESG) programmes, and also 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.
With more than 20 years of experience, Cecily has built and managed programmes and teams in ethics and compliance, strategic philanthropy, community relations, environmental sustainability, and diversity and inclusion. 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 recognition 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.