The members of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) Corporate Round Table are an impressive  group of nationally and internationally recognized businesses who appreciate the value of a partnership with Black state legislators  and their mission to serve their constituents. We appreciate our Corporate Round Table members and have dedicated this platform to new members in a show of appreciation for their contributions and commitment to NBCSL.


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                                                                                                                      CapitalOne

About Us

At Capital One, our mission is to change banking for good by bringing humanity, ingenuity and simplicity to banking. We are one of the 10 largest banks in the country and still led by our founder.  We are headquartered in McLean, VA and have over 70MM customers and one of America’s most recognizable brands.  Our retail branches are located primarily in DC,  Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Texas and Virginia.  We also operate 34 Capital One Cafes in iconic locations in several major cities

ADVOCATING FOR AN INCLUSIVE SOCIETY

As a company, we embrace the idea that by advancing the economic and social opportunities in the communities in which we operate, we can advance business outcomes while helping people thrive. That was the driving force behind our decision to launch the Capital One Impact Initiative last October, with a $200 million multi-year commitment in community grants to catalyze economic growth in low- and moderate-income communities and close gaps in equity and opportunity.

Events of the last year have brought our country’s long and troubled history of racial inequality and injustice into high relief. That is why, in addition to the Capital One Impact Initiative, we have also  pledged $10 million to organizations advancing the cause of social justice for Black communities.  We invested in two national organizations dedicated to the fight for racial equity, building on our long-standing partnership with the National Urban League and establishing a new relationship with the Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper program.

These actions were taken in parallel to our work to provide relief to communities devastated by COVID-19, including communities of color disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. These relief efforts include a $50 million contribution to support nonprofit partners addressing the most pressing needs of local communities.  This includes food and hunger relief, support to small business owners, and support for low-income individuals in the communities where our customers and associates live.

TALENT AND RETENTION

We value diversity, inclusion and belonging at our core.  We hire great people and allow them to be great.  Our associates empower an inclusive culture—one that values diverse perspectives, fosters collaboration and encourages innovative ideas—and a place where associates of all backgrounds can thrive by bringing their most authentic selves to work.

Inclusion at Capital One begins with seven Business Resource Groups (BRGs) and tech-specific BRGs established as forums for employees to celebrate their shared culture, support each other, and encourage continuous learning to meet business objectives. The BRGs include Origins (Asian), Voices (Black), ¡HOLA! (Hispanic), Out Front (LGBTQ+), Salute (Military), CapAbilities (People with Disabilities) and empowHER (Women). Our tech-specific BRGs include blacksintech (Black), Equality Allies, hispanicsintech (Hispanic), and womenintech (Women).

We remain intentional in where, when and how we recruit. Potential candidates explore opportunities through a variety of channels, so it’s critical that we connect with them in a variety of environments. We remain notable sponsors of several prominent conferences focused on nurturing and elevating diverse tech talent including Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, AfroTech, Women Who Code, Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC), the Information Technology Senior Manager Forum (ITSMF) and Lesbians Who Tech.

Additionally, recognizing that inclusive education is the most important ingredient for building diverse, resilient workforces of the future, we joined the HBCU Caucus Partnership Challenge, focused on strengthening public-private partnerships to help both sides overcome traditional limitations and increase impact.  This builds on Capital One’s broader efforts to foster diverse talent across all levels and roles.  Diversity is a source of strength.  It broadens and deepens our understanding of our customers, our communities, and enables innovative and insightful problem solving.

While we’re proud of our progress and the discussions that continue to take place across all levels of our organization, we recognize there is more work to be done. We believe that progress in diversity, inclusion and belonging isn’t something that is ever complete; it’s an issue we must continue to examine, act on, and hold each other accountable to create a better place for our associates and communities.


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Lisette Patricia Carbajal - A member of Capital One’s State and Local Government Affairs Group  Lisette Patricia Carbajal Bio:

Lisette Carbajal is a member of Capital One’s State and Local Government Affairs Group. She leads public policy engagements in numerous states and manages the company’s relationships with national organizations committed to diversifying representation within the public and private sector.

Prior to joining Capital One, Lisette served as Director of Government Affairs of the Virginia Health Care Association where she advocated for nursing homes and assisted living facilities across the state. In addition, Lisette previously served at Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services as a Policy Advisor and Community Integration Coordinator. In 2014, Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed her as a Policy Advisor and as Virginia’s Latino Liaison. In this role, she advised the Governor on policy and legislative priorities related to the Secretary of Administration, Secretary of Technology, and the Secretary of Health and Human Resources.

She is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Affairs with a concentration in Latin America.  She holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Virginia Tech. Lisette served on the Virginia Board of Health Professions and currently serves on the Virginia Advisory Board in Service and Volunteerism, Alzheimer’s Association: Greater Richmond Chapter Board of Directors, and Virginia Health Catalyst Board of Directors. She is also engaged with other Alzheimer’s related organizations including UsAgainstAlzheimer’s and Hilarity for Charity.


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