The Data Standard

Anthropology and data with Anita Ward
Anita Ward, CDO at Salary Finance sits down with TDS to discuss anthropology and data.

Episode Summary

In this episode, we were honored to welcome as our guest Anita Ward, an applied anthropologist and Chief Development Officer of Salary Finance. Our conversation with Anita was about so much more than Anthropology and data. We talked about Salary Finance’s social purpose and how their work is bringing financial literacy and financial dignity to millions of people. Anita started by graciously sharing her emotional story of growing up without a home address. She got her first taste of financial empowerment from her first job at a McDonald’s in Las Vegas at just fifteen years old. Watching her parents struggle to find their financial footing, Anita knows firsthand the insecurity and taboo that surrounds families who experience financial hardship. She also shares new research that shows just how much employees’ financial stress is costing employers and what they can do about it. We’ll chat about how Salary Finance’s financial tools and borrowing options are helping employees rebuild their finances and their credit.

Meet The Host

Catherine Tao

Data scientist at The Data Standard

Catherine Tao is a tech enthusiast looking for new methods for building connections with businesses around the world. Her extensive knowledge of data science allowed her to develop new solutions and implement them into existing ecosystems. She is currently working as a Data scientist and Exclusive Podcast Producer at The Data Standard.

Meet The Guest

Anita Ward

Chief Development Officer at Salary Finance

Anita Ward is an applied anthropologist devoted to building inclusive business and community ecosystems. She is a global executive aligning information technology and business/organizational strategy in in support of growth, sustainability and change. Over twenty-five years of technology, business development, operations management, consulting, and executive level management in financial services, insurance, real estate, healthcare, and oil and gas. Experience as President, CIO and CDO of large and mid-size corporations, public, private and non-profit organizations with responsibility for P&L management exceeding $100 million.