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Kavita Bhangdia | Barclays

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kavita-bhangdia-featuredI was born and raised in a small town called Bhilai. My father was a Central Government Employee and mother a Housewife. I completed my Master’s degree with a specialization in Finance from the State University of New York, Binghamton. After staying in the US for several years, I returned to India to be close to my family.

Currently I work as a risk professional in the investment banking domain and have worked extensively with Market Risk, Quantitative Finance and Front Office risk with various investment banks such as Barclays, Nomura and Deutsche Bank.

I am very passionate about what I do and eve   became an GARP certified FRM ( Financial Risk Manager) this year, which is a globally recognized certification.

Spending several years in America has made me realize just how different the rights and empowerment of Indian women are. Gender diversity is very close to my heart and gender empowerment is especially important for a country like India, which is a typically a patriarchal society. Moreover, the very poor women ratio in Barclays, Pune led me to dedicate myself to this cause – to at least try and make things better around me. Since then, I have launched WiT ( Women in Technology) in Barclays Pune. I have also led WiN (Women’s Initiative Network) and currently leading a HeForShe Campaign.

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