Here at Experian Data Quality (EDQ), we are doing a lot to forge the way for women in technology. As we know, women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers are sometimes more rare than common to find. It can often feel like you are diving off into the unknown and navigating a new industry.
Here at EDQ, beyond developing careers in this area and working to empower women to make waves in the technology space, these women are balancing their talents, families, and friends. As busy women running between innovative projects, leadership meetings, (and replenishing our cups of coffee), it can be difficult to juggle all of these important items while still making time for what matters when we turn off our computers at the end of the day. Lucky for us, we have Emily Ley to help us out.
Welcome to our new Share a Coke series on the EDQ blog! We think hearing stories right from the people who make up our EDQ family gives us all a chance to recognize these individuals, their talents, and their stories. We wouldn’t be the company we are today without the people who make up our team, and they give a great view to what life at EDQ is like.
On Tuesday, May 10th several of our employees traveled to schools in the Boston area to participate in a day of volunteerism with JA in a Day New England! More than 50 Experian Data Quality (EDQ) employees volunteered at the St. Patrick’s Day School of Boston and Pope John Paul – Lower Mills. Students from the Boston Latin Academy were also invited into the EDQ office in the Financial District to learn more about our employees, products, and services and to see what a day in the life of an EDQ’er is like.
Welcome to our new Share a Coke series on the EDQ blog! We think hearing stories right from the people who make up our EDQ family gives us all a chance to recognize these individuals, their talents, and their stories. We wouldn’t be the company we are today without the people who make up our team, and they give a great view to what life at EDQ is like. In order to make this happen, we are sitting down to Share a Coke with a featured member of the EDQ team, and sharing their story with all of you! So sit back, share a Coke with us, and let’s chat with today’s featured EDQ’er, Greg.
Trees have a wise way of teaching us quite a lot. In fact, there is a popular poem that can be found on everything from stationary to posters alike that puts into words all of these reminders that a tree can give.
This Friday, April 15th, is One Boston Day. This is a day designated to, “celebrate the resiliency, generosity, and strength of the people of Boston and those around the world” in response to the events that happened three years ago on April 15th, 2013. When sitting down to write this post about how Experian Data Quality will be involved, it was a struggle to begin. How does one start to write about such a tragic event that affected the lives of so many?
Chances are many of us know someone who is affected by autism and Asperger's syndrome. In fact, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that Autistic Spectrum Disorder effects 1 in 68 children today, and that number continues to grow year after year. While life for individuals with autism and Asperger's syndrome is extremely difficult for both that individual and their loved ones, there are ways that we can lend a hand in support.
This morning, a group of women in our office gathered together for a photo. But, as I looked around the room, I realized that this photo had a lot more to say than simply a picture of us in our kitchen up on the 19th floor. This photo holds women of all ages, backgrounds, interests, and job titles, all of whom work at a technology company. From software engineers to the VP of Global Product Marketing, these women are making careers for themselves in a field where, for women, that isn’t all too common.
I just returned from the trip of a lifetime! As cliché as it may be to make that claim, the week I spent in Port Elizabeth, South Africa really was. Different from what might come to mind when someone makes that statement, it was not a lavish, 5 star resort getaway—but it was one of the best weeks of my life by far and the trip was truly unique.
For the 2nd year in a row, Experian Data Quality has supported a partnership with the Ubuntu Education Fund located in the New Brighton township of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. As part of this partnership, employees have the opportunity to travel to Port Elizabeth on a social immersion trip to experience the work that is done by the non-governmental organization (NGO) and to further the relationship between Ubuntu and EDQ. I was fortunate to secure a spot on the trip along with 3 of my co-workers.
This October I participated in my third 60 mile walk for breast cancer. The event raises awareness and funds for breast cancer research and screening. As the daughter of a survivor, this event and the cause are very close to my heart. The walk is a life-changing experience, full of inspiration and remembrance. Each year I am most impressed by the support I receive from my community.
What does this have to do with Experian Data Quality? Participation in the walk is not only a large financial commitment (with fundraising minimum of $2,300), but also a huge time commitment, for both training and the actual walk itself (requiring travel this year to Atlanta, GA). I am thankful to work for a company that positions itself in part of my support community. Experian Data Quality allowed for me to take the time off needed to travel to and participate in the event showing their dedication to having socially responsible employees. Additionally, 43 percent of donors to my fundraising efforts came from Experian Data Quality employees, including senior management and peers both on and off my team.