Capital One:
Opportunities for Innovative Thinkers

What types of opportunities exist for innovative thinkers looking to join Capital One? 

Marissa Horne, Vice President, Financial Services Technology & Data, Capital One

We work to foster an open, inclusive culture where teams are empowered to innovate, continuous learning is encouraged, and innovation is championed. This means tapping into the power of a diverse workforce and creating a culture where every individual is respected, heard, and feels comfortable bringing their whole selves to the workplace. We also look for change agents who drive teams and others to adopt technological best practices and talent magnets who can recruit other talent and leadership around technical skill development. 


How does Capital One differentiate itself from others in the region? 

As part of Capital One’s mission to change banking for good, we launched the Impact Initiative, an investment in communities where we live and work, to help people thrive. This commitment supports growth in underserved communities and advances socioeconomic mobility by closing gaps in equity and opportunity. We partnered IgnITe with DFW*Alliance of Technology and Women’s upskilling and reskilling program. This program trains women in various cloud technologies in collaboration with various corporate partners. 

How does Dallas continue to lead the way in innovation? 

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Dallas has a unique opportunity to become a leading innovation hub across STEM domains—especially technology. Leveraging the power of private enterprise and university partnerships, Dallas has the ingredients to elevate its technology ecosystem. As this city moves further along the innovation curve, women and underrepresented groups must play an integral role in bringing this reality to life. 

How is Capital One broadening diversity in tech? 

We invest in important local and national initiatives and partnerships to help underrepresented technologists at all stages of the pipeline. We’ve formed deep partnerships with several external groups, including DFW*Alliance of Technology and Women, the National Society of Black Engineers, Per Scholas and Year Up in the Dallas Ft. Worth metroplex, and Women Who Code, Black Girls Who Code, Anita Borg Institute, IT Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), Hispanic IT Executive Council, and others, supporting their work to increase representation and develop underrepresented minorities in the industry. Internally, Capital One established a Women in Tech program in 2015, focused on helping elevate and support women technologists through mentoring, speaker training, skill building, and community partnerships. We also launched Blacks in Tech and Hispanics in Tech initiatives as well as an Equality Allies program. In 2017, we launched the Capital One Developer Academy (CODA), a six-month, intensive coding training program. The program focuses on graduates who have analytical skills and a passion for pursuing a technology career but lack a traditional Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree.

A version of this Thought Leader story was originally published in Dallas Innovates 2023.

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