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Uma Nair | Self Employed

20 Writing for nearly three decades on contemporary Indian art can chisel one’s thoughts and provide an arsenal that brims on the volume and power of memory.Having penned reviews and observations for major newspapers like Economic Times ,Hindustan Times and Asian Age Uma Nair believes no writing can happen without...
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Rashi Anand | Lakshyam

43 I hail from a small town in Jharkhand and completed my schooling in Ranchi, spending a long time studying in Delhi for my higher education. I am emotional and very easily moved and working for others is my sole motive in life. I am happily married and I live...
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Vijeta Agarwal | Barclays

55 Vijeta Agarwal is an Associate Vice President with Barclays and has been working for 13 years. She specialises in training and change management. Vijeta has completeed her commerce graduation from Lucknow University and has completed various certifications including PRINCE 2 from KPMG, Training Evaluation from MDI Gurgaon, 7 habits...
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Hira Mehta | ICICI Bank (Retired)

17 I am an effective administrator and communicator and retired manager for Corporate Communications at ICICI Bank, where I worked for 38 years. After retirement, I was invited back to archive historical photos, videos and audios from the bank’s inception. I have an event management diploma from NIEM and a...
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Nikita Holkar | Ernst & Young

415 Hailing from an Army background, I have studied across different geographies, cultures and ethnicities which has helped me to develop an appreciation for diversity. With my love for organizational psychology coupled with my goal to drive people effectiveness agenda at organizations, I am a Human Resource Consultant working with...
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Doorva Solanki | Barclays

39 I am working as a developer in Barclays Technology Center India for a year. I have worked in different domains, which has exposed me to different working cultures. I am a firm believer of diversity as it improves the customs of the team, provides a broader scope and gives...
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Shilpa Gupta | Barclays

1268 Shilpa Gupta is a go getter, the most talkative person around and finally a girl with a shiny nose! She has always been like that – from being a naughty, only child to two ex-iitians, to having an awesome childhood troubling parents and then going on to become an...
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Sonali Ranga | Barclays

16 Sonali is working as an Assistant Manager at Barclays. Recruited from campus as a part of the Graduate Program that Barclays offers, she has worked across diverse fields in analytics like Marketing, Fraud and Model Monitoring over the last three years. Her inputs to the organization have been instrumental...
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Neha Arora | Planet Abled

3 Neha Arora, is the founder of Planet Abled, an organization which provides accessible and inclusive travel solutions for people with different disabilities. With a totally un-utilized degree up her sleeve, Neha worked with companies like HCL, Nokia and Adobe before taking the plunge to start Planet Abled. Born to...
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Radhika Pradeep | Barclays

11 I am a graduate in science with dual masters in MCA & MBA, a Bharatnatyam danseuse and a mother. I have over 18 years of experience in technology projects to deliver technology transformations. Currently I workd as Vice President in Barclays, leading a team of 55, and managing process...
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Swati Vakharia | 1985

1 Small selfless things achieved for others, unknowingly wins you a big place in their hearts. This wisdom that has dawned upon Women Planet Foundation for their altruistic services to the welfare of the society. Women Planet Foundation is an endeavour to bring smiles on women/girls in need, who are...
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Mugdha Dixit | Barclays

16 Reflecting back to my years, I vividly recall not only the excitement of the introduction to my first programming language, but also the sheer exhilaration of merely interacting with computer for the first time in my life. These feelings definitely manifested deep interest of computers within me and steered...
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Pragnya Wakhlu | Mousai

3 Pragnya Wakhlu is a professional musician and the founder of Mousai India. An IT Engineer and a graduate of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore (Management in Entrepreneurship); her passion for working with music and people led her to quit her corporate job in the U.S and return to...
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