COSTA MESA, CALIF. (December 9, 2022) — Leading information services company Experian was recognized by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) as a 2022 Residential Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Leadership Award winner at MBA’s 2022 Annual Convention & Expo. Experian won top honors in the Market Outreach Strategies Non-lender category.
“Each year, we receive numerous applications from member companies highlighting their DEI efforts and programs. This year’s residential DEI Leadership Award winners have displayed phenomenal efforts in creating and maintaining DEI programs that have positively impacted their employees and overall business operations,” said Matt Rocco, 2023 MBA Chairman, and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Grandbridge Real Estate Capital.
Diversity, equity and inclusion is more than just a program for Experian; it drives the company’s mission of financial inclusion. Experian partners with nonprofit organizations including HomeFree USA, the Urban Institute, UnidosUS, True Colors United and the National Urban League to break down barriers to homeownership through financial and credit education. The company established the Home Preservation Grant to assist Black and African American homeowners at risk of losing their homes due to the negative impact of COVID-19. To date, homeowners in Atlanta, Chicago and the greater Washington, D.C. areas have benefitted.
As a member of the MBA, Experian recently signed the Home for All Pledge, furthering its commitment to be a champion for change in addressing the barriers to sustainable housing for persons and communities of color. Additionally, several members of the Experian Mortgage team participate in the Housing Affordability Convergence in support of MBA’s initiative to facilitate new solutions to the nation’s rental and housing affordability challenges.
“Home ownership has been found to be one of the greatest drivers of generational wealth, but the dream of owning a home can seem out of reach for millions of Americans. At Experian Mortgage, we believe in leveraging the power of data, analytics and empowered consumers to create a better tomorrow for all,” said Michele Bodda, president of Experian Mortgage, Verification Solutions and Employer Services. “We’re thrilled and honored to be recognized for the work we’re doing, and it lets us know we’re on the right track. We have more to do, and we look forward to providing partnership and support to clients and the industry in pursuit of our mission of financial inclusion.”
To determine this year’s Organizational Diversity, Market Outreach Strategies, and Non-Lender award winners, submissions were reviewed by a panel of judges consisting of members of MBA's DEI Advisory Committee and MBA staff. The companies, based on an overall number of employees, were scored by the quality of their overall submission, identification of a target audience and annual goals, demonstration of a tangible benefit to participants and the overall enterprise, and the replicability of the program. Innovative program approaches and potential success in broadening the culture of the organization through the values of DEI were also considered.
To learn more about MBA's DEI efforts, please click here.
To learn more about Experian’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, visit: experian.com/diversity.
Experian is the world’s leading global information services company. During life’s big moments – from buying a home or a car, to sending a child to college, to growing a business by connecting with new customers – we empower consumers and our clients to manage their data with confidence. We help individuals to take financial control and access financial services, businesses to make smarter decisions and thrive, lenders to lend more responsibly, and organizations to prevent identity fraud and crime.
We have 21,700 people operating across 30 countries and every day we’re investing in new technologies, talented people, and innovation to help all our clients maximize every opportunity. We are listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and are a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
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About Mortgage Bankers Association
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry, an industry that employs more than 400,000 people in virtually every community in the country. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the association works to ensure the continued strength of the nation's residential and commercial real estate markets, to expand homeownership, and to extend access to affordable housing to all Americans. MBA promotes fair and ethical lending practices and fosters professional excellence among real estate finance employees through a wide range of educational programs and a variety of publications. Its membership of more than 2,200 companies includes all elements of real estate finance: independent mortgage banks, mortgage brokers, commercial banks, thrifts, REITs, Wall Street conduits, life insurance companies, credit unions, and others in the mortgage lending field. For additional information, visit MBA's website: www.mba.org.