Apr 09, 2024 |

Get to know the Interfaith Employee Network at Thomson Reuters

The Interfaith Employee Network (IEN) is a business resource group (BRG) at Thomson Reuters with a mission to create a safe and respectful place to explore and celebrate our uniqueness through education, dialogue, and awareness, empowering employees to bring their authentic selves to work. Thomson Reuters aims to be the leading employer for colleagues of diverse faiths and spiritual beliefs, cultivating a culture of understanding, empathy, inclusion, and belonging.

The network consists of one global chapter, with six global co-leads. It is open to all employees – and has membership that spans the global footprint of our organization. Dulal, a Director from our HR Consulting pool in the United Kingdom and one of our global co-leads, shared insights into the network’s launch event in February 2024.

“Faith is the most critical component of my identity, and the inclusive culture at Thomson Reuters gives me space to celebrate this diversity without having to compromise on my beliefs and practices. As a co-lead of this business resource group, we focus on empowering colleagues to bring their authentic selves to work for the range of global faiths that exist in our workforce.”

Launching the Network

An image from a webinar that has a person speakin in the left hand corner and text that talks about what the Interfaith Employee Network is.

(Launch Event screenshot with Executive Sponsor Nicholas Glicher)

February marked a significant milestone for the IEN with the successful execution of two inaugural events in our Asia/EMEA and Americas regions. The sessions were marked by robust participation and lively discussions on the role of faith in the workplace, indicating a strong interest in the topic among our colleagues. Feedback from these launch events was overwhelmingly positive, underscoring the resonance and importance of the network’s objectives.

Marie, a co-lead based in Canada who’s been with Thomson Reuters for over twenty years, shared what the launch of the network meant to her. “I was thrilled when it was announced that Thomson Reuters was going to do something as progressive as having an IEN. Right from the get-go, I knew I had to be involved. My faith is the most important part of who I am, so I didn’t even have to think about joining, and it was an honor to be chosen to be one of the co-leads – something I wasn’t expecting! My fellow co-leads are amazing – I couldn’t ask for a better group of people to have founded this BRG with.”

Reflections from our co-leads

The IEN co-leads bring diverse perspectives to the network. We asked them what the launch of this network meant to them and what they are focused on as co-leads. Here is what was shared below:

  • Elaine, a Manager of Newsletter Audience and Revenue Strategy at Reuters shared, “The IEN creates a community of like-minded individuals, where we can celebrate our similarities and respect our differences. The network will offer a safe space to dialogue about our triumphs and struggles, as they relate to practicing faith in the office and beyond.”
  • Krupa, a Senior Manager of Business Operations and Planning, Operations Content, emphasized, “For me, the IEN is about creating a space where our beliefs enrich rather than divide us, where understanding fosters collaboration, and where respect for each other’s faiths strengthens our bonds as a community.”
  • Dhruti, an Associate Manager of Software Management, Technology – Product Engineering also added, “The notion of faith at work empowering individuals to embrace their identities while contributing to a collective tapestry of unity and purpose resonates with the idea that personal growth and organizational success are interconnected.”
  • Nageshwaran, a Team Lead of Product Support, Operations Customer Service & Support, added, “For me as the Co-Lead of the Interfaith Employee Network, it’s about making an environment where respect for one another’s faiths deepens our ties as a community, where understanding promotes collaboration, and where our beliefs enhance rather than separate us.”

Our Executive Sponsor of the network Nicholas Glicher, the Chief Operating Officer of Thomson Reuters Foundation, shared why he wanted to join the network as an Executive Sponsor. “My family is a mixed-family, and my children are being brought up this context. I can see first-hand the benefits that faith can bring and the importance of building dialogue around it. With this in mind, I leapt at the chance to be involved in the IEN. I want to help ensure that faith is used as a force to bring us together, and this new BRG provides a perfect platform to do so.”

Stay tuned for upcoming events and updates from the IEN throughout the year.

Learn more about our business resource groups at Thomson Reuters

All current Thomson Reuters employees are welcome to join the Interfaith Employee Network. Colleagues are welcome to participate in any capacity, whether they want to be added to our email list to stay up to date on the Interfaith Employee Network or join a committee to help bring an upcoming event to life. To learn more about our business resource groups at Thomson Reuters, check out our Inside Thomson Reuters page!