CA Technologies is celebrating Pride Month by spotlighting a few of our amazing employees from the LGBTQ Community.
Meet Lauren Rapkin, Senior Event Planner. Lauren is a remote employee working from her home Maryland, where she begins each day with coffee and a morning walk with her puggle, Bailey.
Lauren’s career journey with CA started four years ago when CA acquired Layer 7 and she was promoted into her current position. In her role, Lauren strategizes, plans and executes all types of events CA hosts or participates in, including tradeshows, conferences, workshops, customer advisory boards and, of course, CA World. Earlier this year, she completed our Leadership Development Program (LDP), a year-long program targeting leaders at all levels.
“I love that each day is different. Since I work on many different types of events, most days include collaboration with different teams and departments. Some weeks travel is required, which I enjoy!”
Bring What You Bring
Outside of work, Lauren enjoys photography, crafting, and building things. She says this naturally enables her to think outside of the box and come up with unique solutions.
“Creating memorable face-to-face experiences is what I do. I want customers to walk away from an event feeling a connection to CA, understanding that we can work with you to solve your business challenges.”
We asked Lauren about her experience with CA as a member of the LGBT community.
“It’s always been extremely important to me to work for a company that aligns with my own personal values. I got married two years ago and the team threw me a bridal shower, so sweet! I’ve always felt very comfortable being me. Having the respect and support from CA fuels my drive, I WANT to go the extra mile.”
What about CA benefits?
“CA has generous benefit plans, including fertility coverage and adoption assistance. This can be extremely helpful for LGBT couples looking to start a family.”
What would Lauren say to a member of the LGBT community considering a career with CA Technologies?
“Join our team! This is a place where we work hard, smart and are challenged to break barriers. CA has made diversity and inclusion a priority.”