Real stories about helping people, businesses and society as told by Experian employees around the world. It’s a simple concept and, as the first year of our #ExperianStories series showed, a powerful one as well.
What began as a call to action in support of our global brand refresh last January has become an employee-driven chronicle of our ongoing journey as a company. These stories tell how employees are helping more people access the financial services they need, helping them protect their identities, and how we are making a difference in our communities.
A new Experian story is added here to the Experian Global News Blog site every few weeks and shared via social media channels like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Below is a sampling from the more than 40 #ExperianStories employees have contributed so far:
- In India, we shared how we are using biometrics to help people with thin credit files, including those in rural areas with little or no formal identification, to prove their identities and secure the loans they need.
- In the U.K., one of our data scientists told how her own educational and professional journey gave her the passion to help more girls explore a STEM education. As she puts it, “No one should have to automatically rule them out of a career path based on gender.”
- In Brazil, we are addressing fraud by working with financial technology (fintech) organizations, including online lenders, to overcome the high fraud rate in Brazil to “help the right people to get the money they need at a fair price, faster.”
It’s been a year since we started sharing our #ExperianStories and we’ve reached 20 million people so far. Given what our company is doing and the innovative approaches to solving society’s problems, this second year promises to be every bit as informative and impactful.
And beyond the stories themselves, I am equally proud of how our employees are making a difference and how they work every single day to use data, analytics and technology to help improve lives around the world.
Stories matter. Our employees matter. And the work they are doing makes a difference.