Here are some ways we have supported and celebrated our LGBTQIA+ community recently:
Traditional lending data often overlooks LGBTQ+ needs, creating financial disparities. Join a one-of-a-kind study to help us understand the credit health of the LGBTQ+ community.
At Experian, we have a process through which those who identify as transgender and non-binary can provide legal documentation to prove their identity without the negative emotional and financial impact. You can learn more about this process here. When you affirm your identity and update your name, Experian will also suppress your deadname so it does not appear on your Experian credit report. Taking these steps only changes your name on your Experian credit reports, and you may need to inquire about the process with other credit bureaus.
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation recognized Experian with a 100 percent score on their 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), earning the distinction as one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality”. The CEI is the nation’s premier benchmarking tool in evaluating corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. We are honored to have received such top marks alongside some of America’s most respectable companies.
At Experian, we want colleagues of all gender identities to feel comfortable and safe bringing their whole selves to work. Last year, we re-wrote our Transitioning at Work policy to ensure it is reflective and inclusive of the experiences and identities of employees who may use it. We offer paid leave to attend medical appointments and we also provide help in changing your records on our systems.
We are proud to be supporting Stonewall’s ‘Trans Rights Are Human Rights’ campaign to help reform the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) 2004. We believe that all trans people should be protected and supported with legal and policy framework that enables them to live with dignity, privacy and respect, free from fear, isolation and discrimination.
Also check out these podcast episodes featuring our LGBT+ leaders discussing their career journeys:
Michele Bodda, General Manager of Experian Mortgage and Verification Solutions in Experian North America, talks about the importance of bringing your whole self to work, the power of your presence, elevating your team members, and more. Michele is also the executive co-sponsor of Experian North America’s Pride Network.