Women in India Explore Careers in Financial Services
The Goldman Sachs Bengaluru office hosted the first Women Emerging in Finance event on November 4. During the daylong session, students had the opportunity to network with women at the firm and understand the range of careers available in the finance industry. The women-focused event was the first of its kind in the region.
The Bengaluru Campus Recruiting Team and Women’s India Network (WIN) welcomed 56 students across 13 engineering schools and business schools to a day of skill-building and networking. They envisioned the event as a way to “bridge the gap between the misconceptions about the industry and the opportunities available for women, and to help students make an informed decision when choosing careers across industries.”
Paddy Balasubramanian, a managing director in the firm’s Finance division, moderated a panel that included members of the Securities, Global Investment Research, and Investment Banking divisions. Panelist Marie Louise Kirk, partner and managing director in the Securities division, shared, “I’ve found finance to be one gigantic math problem. And solving this problem is what I want to do” when reflecting on her career.
The day also featured a fireside chat with V. Bunty Bohra, chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Services in India, along with an office tour, skill-building sessions and networking opportunities with professionals from WIN.
“I enjoyed meeting professionals across Goldman Sachs, peeking into the world of finance and learning about different career paths in the industry.” – Student Participant, Women Emerging in Finance