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Synchrony Deepens Investment in Diversity and Inclusion


Company Ranks As Leader on Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index

Margaret Keane, President and CEO of Synchrony, welcomes 550+
employees to celebrate diversity and inclusion effort among the
workplace at Fourth Annual Diversity Symposium

Synchrony (NYSE: SYF)
today announced its President and CEO, Margaret Keane will be hosting
the fourth annual Diversity Symposium for Synchrony employees and it has
ranked as a leader on the Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index.

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Synchrony has its Fourth Annual Diversity Symposium and starts the event with Marissa Lara, SVP, Chi ...

Synchrony has its Fourth Annual Diversity Symposium and starts the event with Marissa Lara, SVP, Chief Diversity & Corporate Responsibility Officer, carrying a flag to celebrate the power of diversity. (Photo: Business Wire)

Diversity and Inclusion is celebrated beyond the three days at the
annual Symposium – it's an everyday commitment for all Synchrony
employees. Diversity Best Practices (DBP) unveiled its second annual
Inclusion Index and Synchrony was among 31 organizations recognized as a
leader in Diversity and Inclusion by receiving a score of 81% or higher.

The Inclusion Index asked companies to provide data in three areas:

  • Adherence to best practices for fostering diversity and inclusion in
    recruitment, retention and advancement of people from
    under-represented groups—women, racial/ethnic minorities, people with
    disabilities, and LGBTQ people.
  • Best practices in creating an inclusive culture through leadership,
    accountability, communications, and employee engagement.
  • Transparency in willingness to share workforce demographic data.

To further emulate those values, the company held an event in
Washington, DC that features business leaders, society leaders, and
inspiring speakers. The symposium engages employees from all levels,
cultures, departments, and board of directors to break down any internal
silos to celebrate each employee's individuality and fosters

Synchrony held its public offering July 2014 and since then has made it
a critical mission to make the company a place of inclusion. There are
seven diversity networks with 8,000+ employees who are part of at least
one of these networks.

"Synchrony empowers employees to be their authentic self. If we can
leverage everyone's individuality – that's when we all work together
better," said Marissa Lara, SVP, Chief Diversity & Corporate
Responsibility Officer. "Diversity is the key to an innovative work
environment for our employees, and to succeed in business, so we are
engaging our employees every day to learn, be open minded, and
collaborate. The power of diversity and inclusion is one of our
strongest unifying strengths."

The symposium is a forum for open discussions and to help our local
communities, including:

  • Keynote Speakers, including Carla Harris who will help employees
    maximize their success as a leader in their current career environment
    through the power of authenticity;
  • Diversity Network Community Service Event which will support three
    local organizations; Communities
    in Schools
    , Project
    Homeless Connect
    , and Britepaths
    which fall into the pillars of Synchrony's citizenship platform,
    Families That Work and;
  • Specialized Trainings Sessions including "Exploring the Intersection
    of Our Identities" and more.

In 2017, Synchrony released its first Corporate
Social Responsibility Report
and is committed to regularly updating
information to demonstrate progress in making a stronger social impact.

About Synchrony

Synchrony (NYSE: SYF),
is a premier consumer financial services company delivering customized
financing programs across key industries including retail, health, auto,
travel and home, along with award-winning consumer banking products.
With more than $130 billion in sales financed and 74.5 million active
accounts, Synchrony brings deep industry expertise, actionable data
insights, innovative solutions and differentiated digital experiences to
improve the success of every business we serve and the quality of each
life we touch. More information can be found at
and through Twitter: @Synchrony.


Diversity Best Practices, a division of Working Mother Media, is the
preeminent organization for diversity thought leaders to share best
practices and develop innovative solutions for culture change. Through
research, benchmarking, publications and events, DBP offers members
information and strategies on how to implement, grow, measure and create
first-in-class diversity programs.

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