On October 6, American Banker will host its 14th annual “The Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance” awards dinner. Protiviti is proud to be the exclusive Platinum Sponsor and to celebrate this milestone achievement with executives and leaders from some of our clients!
To gear up for this momentous moment, we are going to spend the month of September spotlighting a few #ProtivitiWomenInFSI and their unique stories. Next up in our series is Indre!
- What was your path to Protiviti? – “I grew up next door to Chicago Managing Director, Greg. Our families shared in a lot of neighborly activities together. Greg and his family would also always support me in my high school walk-a-thon. After I graduated high school, Greg would check in with my parents to see how my education was going. He was the one that suggested I double major in Finance and Computer Information Systems. He said it would give me an edge in a slower job market. Sure enough, he was right, and I was able to secure a spot in Merrill Lynch’s credit risk training program right out of college. He continued to check in with my parents over the years, and one day asked if I would like to interview for Protiviti. I went in that following week and interviewed. The rest is history. 12 years and counting!”
- What excites you the most about your work in the financial services industry? – “The challenge of a dynamic industry! Things are always changing and I like the challenge of trying to figure it out with a team of really talented people!”
- What has been the biggest challenge you have faced working in the financial services industry? – “Keeping up with the industry changes. One day you think you are an expert in a topic, and the next thing you find out some new regulation was released that you need to learn and speak to intelligently. Luckily we are supported by an amazing team that can help fill those knowledge gaps when needed.”
- Who has played a critical role in the development of your career? – “In every step of my career there have been people that have helped pave the way to my success. You can never underestimate the importance of relationship building. One day the manager you are working with on a small engagement becomes your service area leader; or a senior consultant that you used to commiserate with becomes your product Managing Director. Every relationship is important and creates a lifetime of connections, and fortunately for me, friendships as well!”
- What advice would you give to both current and future women in banking to face the future with confidence? – “Don’t sweat the small stuff. Problems can become learning opportunities and stepping stones needed to build the foundation for career success.”