The largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S., UnidosUS, held its LatinX IncluXion Summit this week and I had the pleasure of participating as a featured speaker. One of the conference’s themes this year was “Reimagining our Future” and that resonated with me quite a bit. As an immigrant who has had to reimagine my life and career many times over, I shared some advice on how we can reinvent ourselves, become empowered by those opportunities and give back to our communities.
Experian’s support of UnidosUS is especially meaningful to me. As co-executive sponsor of Juntos, our Hispanic and Latino employee resource group, I’m proud to be part of our partnership launch that extends beyond the conference. As part of our United for Financial Health initiative, Experian is supporting the organization’s Financial Empowerment Network (FEN) which provides free, financial coaching for Latino families.
I have always been passionate about financial inclusion because I believe it helps empower people to be independent and take care of their families. This is especially true for immigrant communities that already must deal with the challenges of acclimating to a new country, culture, language, and more.
Since joining Experian, I have been involved in initiatives that look to expand access for disenfranchised consumers, and a huge portion of my volunteerism has been devoted to educating this community about the benefits of intentionally managing their budgets and what are the best ways to gain access and handle credit.
It’s not just UnidosUS affiliates and members who will benefit from our cross-cultural work. Our new Spanish-language consumer education e-book, credit education articles in Spanish, and the new monthly #ChatDeCrédito launched during Hispanic Heritage Month are available to all consumers. Having credit education resources available in-language is just one of many ways we can help those who have faced barriers to accessing credit and financial tools.
We look forward to our partnership with UnidosUS and continuing to empower the Hispanic-Latino community.