Sapient Government Services

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Teresa Bozzelli
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Location: Arlington, VA
Founded: 1990

Sapient Government Services

Teresa Bozzelli
President

“We partner with government, health, nonprofit and educational organizations to create positive social change through strategy, creativity and technology,” says Teresa Bozzelli, president of Sapient Government Services. As an extension of that commitment to change, Sapient is involved in two long-standing pro-bono relationships with both No Greater Sacrifice and The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health.

Words of Wisdom: “Our work is inspired by the idea that the better we do for our clients, the better they can do for the people they serve.”

Sapient’s culture is based on six core values. One of those values, “people growth” is expressed through the company’s learning, development and mentor programs. “When Sapient set out to create a mentor program, we asked our staff what they were looking for, and found that … they wanted to pick their own mentors,” says Bozzelli.

Sapient decided to take its inspiration from the world of dating. The company purchased an off-the-shelf dating software package and customized it to its needs. “Now our people can create mentee and mentor profiles, and mentees can search the mentor profiles to pick a person they are interested in talking with,” says Bozzelli. “This program has been highly successful for us, with more than 200 current active profiles in the system.”