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Franklin Templeton Investments Launches Initiative with Ellevate Network to Further Develop Female Talent


Franklin Templeton Investments, a global leader in investment management, is launching an initiative with Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional women, to advance the professional development of its female employees.

As part of a year-long pilot program, Ellevate Network will provide Franklin Templeton Investments’ female employees with access to an inclusive community of ambitious professional women and online educational resources, as a means of supporting their professional development and long-term success. This initiative aligns with Franklin Templeton’s ongoing commitment to employee engagement and fostering a culture of inclusion and collaboration.

“We are excited to work with Ellevate to provide our female employees with access to a network of professional, talented and successful women with whom they can share ideas and experiences,” said Sherry Dondo, vice president of Talent Development, who spearheads Diversity and Inclusion at Franklin Templeton Investments. “As we look to build and empower female leaders at the firm, we view opportunities such as this as an investment in our people, which we are confident benefits both Franklin Templeton and our clients.”

Ellevate Network CEO Kristy Wallace said, “What a pleasure it is to be launching this program with Franklin Templeton Investments, a company that is genuinely committed to the professional development and engagement of their employees through networking and resource sharing. At Ellevate Network, our goal is to bring more diverse voices to the table where important conversations are happening and working with Franklin Templeton Investments is a key part of that initiative. We’re looking forward to working together this year to further employee development in a way that has a positive long-term impact.”

Ellevate Network will be a complement to Franklin Templeton’s existing Business Resource Groups, including Women@FTI, which aim to foster diversity by providing employees with forums to discuss topical issues that apply to their life and work, to network with people from different personal or professional backgrounds, to build meaningful relationships, and to contribute to the business and community.

Learn more about Franklin Templeton Investments and its commitment to collaboration and inclusion here. You can also learn more about how Ellevate can support your D&I and talent acquisition/recruitment initiatives here.

About Franklin Templeton Investments
Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE:BEN] is a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton Investments. Franklin Templeton Investments provides global and domestic investment management to retail, institutional and sovereign wealth clients in over 170 countries. Through specialized teams, the company has expertise across all asset classes—including equity, fixed income, alternative and custom solutions. The company’s more than 650 investment professionals are supported by its integrated, worldwide team of risk management professionals and global trading desk network. With offices in more than 30 countries, the California-based company has 70 years of investment experience and over $717 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2018. For more information, please visit

About Ellevate Network
Ellevate Network is a global network of professional women committed to elevating each other through education, inspiration, and opportunity. We believe that when ambitious professional women get more opportunity — to have a voice in important conversations, to have a seat at the table where decisions are made, to steer our collective economic power towards that which we care about—it ultimately benefits everyone, and leads to a more equal world. We do this by providing women with a community to lean on and learn from. Ellevate also works with companies committed to gender diversity and has a proven track record of changing business culture from the inside out.

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