by Alisha DiGiandomenico
It’s 2001. At that year’s ARMA conference, people cradled Palm Pilots and talked about the World Wide Web. Windows XP and thumb drives had just launched and iPhones wouldn’t fascinate the world for another six years. In the midst of this technological innovation, one conference attendee hit upon a better way to support law firms. This idea grew from scribbles on a cocktail napkin into a company offering services to help firms decide whether to keep work in house or to outsource it.
This attendee was a well-known industry professional, parent, spouse, friend, and active community member: Nancy Beauchemin.
Now celebrating its 15th anniversary, InOutsource has grown from a spark of inspiration to an information governance consulting and technology implementation business with 44 employees. Nancy has led InOutsource since its inception, relying on decades of industry knowledge. As such, we would be remiss to let the October month pass without celebrating National Women’s Small Business Month.
InOutsource is a Certified Woman Business Enterprise by the State of New Jersey, and women are represented at every level of the organization. A third of our employees are women whose titles range from President to Project Manager and beyond. Their contributions – and those of all InOutsource employees – help law firms establish information governance policies and procedures and implement the technology that supports it.
Employees are encouraged to grow professionally, and are supported when exploring new areas of interest. Finding a healthy balance of professional responsibilities and personal life is modeled at the top of the organization. Family care in all its forms (parenthood, child care, parent care, etc.) is championed. Careful consideration is given to the location and comfort of office space. This employee-focused philosophy has helped secure long-term staff members, including two who have been with InOutsource for 15 years. InOutsource is committed to giving back to our communities, whether local, national, or international. The company and its employees have given to organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Friends School Mullica Hill, and Philabundance.
None of this would be possible without Nancy’s entrepreneurial spirit. We look forward to the next 15 years of growth and collaborative success with our clients, employees, and community.