On October 5th, American Banker will host its 15th annual “The Most Powerful Women in Banking” awards dinner. This invitation-only celebration of achievement in banking and financial services brings together more than 550 of today’s most influential banking and finance leaders.
Protiviti is proud to be the exclusive Platinum Sponsor for the fourth consecutive year. We look forward to celebrating 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. The series will feature a variety of women, from diverse backgrounds and career perspectives. While their stories are all unique, the one thing they have in common is that they work closely with Protiviti’s financial services clients. First up in the series is Parul!
- What was your path to Protiviti? “After spending 13 years in the financial services industry, I decided to take a year off in 2015 and reevaluate my career. I wanted to capitalize my domain and technical expertise to help influence executives. Technology and management consulting was the right path to leverage my skills and I wanted to find an appropriate partner that would meet my career aspirations and give me an opportunity to learn and grow. Protiviti was the right organization and exactly what I was looking for! It will be 2 years in January and I’m loving it here.”
- What excites you the most about your work in the financial services industry? “I have worked in this industry since 2003 and I have seen this industry change radically since then. What really excites me right now is working with different clients who are facing unique challenges and helping them find and implement the right solution. This is also the disruption decade, so learning new innovative technologies for financial institutions and helping the clients implement them is quite stimulating for me.”
- Who has played a critical role in the development of your career? “My mentors have played a key role in my career. I’ve had various mentors who have helped me hone my skills, taught me about management & leadership, motivated me and advocated for me when I needed that the most. I’ve also learned how to conduct business and handle relationships with strong work ethic and integrity. These days, I also learn from the young professionals who are joining the industry. One never knows who they can learn from and how it can help shape your career!”
- What is your advice would you give to both current and future women in banking to face the future with confidence? “Know yourself, know the business, know the people and know the technology. If you don’t know then commit to learning. The most confidence comes from knowing what you’re talking about.“