Ways Experian Honors Our Black Community

Here are some ways we have supported and celebrated our Black community recently:

Inaugural #IYKYK Hackathon Brings Fresh Solutions to Financial Inclusion for Future Generations

At our North American headquarters, a group of young scholars took the lead on finding solutions. Four teams representing Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) visited our campus and shared their creativity and personal stories with us in the finale of the inaugural #IYKYK Hackathon.

Experian Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. with Region-wide Day of Service

We’re proud that on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, our teammates across Experian North America participated in volunteer opportunities in-person and virtually to address needs in their communities. To further our support of Dr. King’s mission, Experian also made a donation to the King Center for Non-violent Social Change.

Listening, Learning & Standing United with the Black Community

At Experian, we have no tolerance for racism. The racial injustice the Black community has been subjected to for centuries must end. We are listening, learning and standing united with the Black community as well as all our colleagues to create a better tomorrow.

HOPE Financial Wellness Index

We launched the HOPE Financial Wellness Index with Operation HOPE to help identify communities in most need of financial education and develop programming to help them build the futures they want.

Experian Launches Global Funding Program to Help Improve Financial Health for Communities Worldwide

Experian has launched the global United for Financial Health project to empower people to improve their financial health through education and action. Our partnerships with non-profit organizations across the globe to deliver tools and resources to help underserved communities:

  • National Urban League
    • Experian supports the National Urban League Young Professionalsand those enrolled in one of 12 Urban League Entrepreneurship Centers with free access to their Experian consumer credit report and FICO® Score, along with the ability to potentially increase their credit scores instantly with Experian Boost™. Experian also offers small business tools, services, and educational content.
    • The Home Preservation Grant has helped families in Atlanta and Chicago who were at risk of losing their homes because of a COVID-hardship keep their homes
  •  NAACP
  • 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, D.C.
  • HomeFree USA
    • We launched the Center for Financial Advancement® (CFA) Credit Academy. CFA is a key initiative of HomeFree-USA, and we’ve been partnering with the organization to provide complementary training to their housing counselors on financial and credit education information and resources. This new six-month program is for 250 scholars from 14 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Also check out these Experian podcast episodes featuring Black voices:

Diversity in STEM: What Is It and Why It Matters w/ Serena King

In this #DataTalk, we chat with Serena King, Software Engineer at Altair, about the importance of diversity in the STEM field, ways companies can create an inclusive environment for employees, and what it is like being a Black woman in a predominantly white field.

Empowering Black Founders & Startups with Investments & Access w/ Justin Dawkins

In this #DataTalk, we chat with Justin Dawkins, Managing Partner at Collab Capital about ways organizations can help support Black startups and entrepreneurs.

Building Racial Equity in the Workplace w/ Nicole Blake Johnson

In this #DataTalk, we chat with Nicole Johnson, Managing Editor at GovLoop, about ways tech leaders can create space at work to have honest conversations about race.

Inclusion, Innovation & Making an Impact in Tech w/ Sherrell Dorsey

In this #DataTalk, we chat with Sherrell Dorsey about her love of data, technology and passion for improving inclusion and diversity in tech.

Black Experian employees