Sarah Schlesinger 1925-2010


Watching Schlesinger Associates grow over the past 40 plus years into the company it's become has been one of the biggest joys of my life. I have a passion for building and maintaining relationships; something this company is built around and continues to work on. I know this family business will continue to develop and build more partnerships in the years to come as we embrace new opportunities and challenges, always remembering who we are and keeping our values of quality, partnership and service excellence at the heart of everything that we do.
 - Sarah B Schlesinger, 2008.

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The Sarah Schlesinger Employee of the Year Award

In 2011, the Schlesinger Associates family created an Employee of the Year award, in honor of Sarah and to annually recognize an employee who has demonstrated the company values founded by Sarah and held dear by the company for today and for the future.

Sarah B Schlesinger founded Schlesinger Associates in 1966 and steered the growth and the reputation of the company into the late 1980s when her son, Steve Schlesinger took over her responsibilities.  Sarah was an early active member of the MRA, serving on the Board of Directors for the New York Chapter.  Sarah's unique approach to her clients and her passion for research and its development as an industry made her an early industry icon.

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  • BDI Acquisition

    June 22, 2017 - Schlesinger is excited to announce the acquisition of BDI Research, a research services company with facilities in Barcelona and Madrid, Spain.

  • 360 immersive video

    October 14, 2016 - Introducing 360° immersive video for focus groups. The system features 360° cameras that put observers at the center of the conversation, creating a whole new experience for observers and compelling video for researchers.

  • Young Professionals Grant

    September 5, 2016 - Schlesinger has once again collaborated with the QRCA to fund the Young Professionals Grant to give young qualitative research professionals the opportunity to attend the QRCA annual conference.

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