We love having Visa as part of our Connect Reading community. The wonderful, Jacquie Daley, Director of Clearing and Settlement at Visa in Reading, took some time to tell us a bit more about the company and their passion for giving back to their local community.
Why did you join Connect Reading?
We in fact have been members for quite a few years but unfortunately, I am sure like many other companies, budgets were understandably tight last year. Visa have always recognised the importance of such partnerships and so were pleased to learn that budget was approved once again. This partnership is crucial to us for it provides us with new ventures and engagements that otherwise we would simply not hear about.
What was your biggest challenge last year?
No surprises here ….but in the virtual world still trying to make a difference!
What have you learned?
The importance of giving back. That in the blink of an eye so much can change around us and allowed me to never take for granted what I have.
What has been your biggest creative triumph as an organisation?
We have so many if I were honest, for Visa really allows individuals if they wish to flourish in this area alongside their day jobs of course. But most recently we started here in the UK a Neuro diverse recruitment program where working alongside the National Autistic society we have now offered a role to a ND candidate following this process. And from this we have very clear guidelines on how to support them in their journey here at Visa.
What are you most looking forward to?
Getting our department back out there and helping out the local community once more.