Congratulations to alumna Anoushka Mehta (class of 2010) who has been recognised in the HERoes Women Role Model Lists 2020 in collaboration with Yahoo Finance. Anoushka has been named 36th in the 100 Future Women Leaders which celebrates inspirational women who are not yet senior leaders in an organisation but are making a significant contribution to gender diversity at work.
Anoushka began working at HSBC straight after graduating from the University of Warwick in 2013. After completing the graduate programme in London, Anoushka moved to the New York office to take on a position in the Public Sector Banking team within the Investment Bank.
Recognising that HSBC could play a larger role in promoting gender equality with its clients and the communities where it operates, Anoushka proposed an initiative, Gender Lens Finance, aimed to ensure HSBC’S products extend financing and resources to women globally. The initiative has become part of HSBC’s wider business strategy by addressing gender equality as both a social and business imperative.
This is not the first initiative focused on promoting gender equality that Anoushka has played a pivotal role in. Anoushka was fortunate to contribute to ‘Balance’ as part of the HSBC’s Gender Parity Group, as well as founding the ‘Coaching Circles’ program within the firm’s gender equality Employee Resource Group. The latter initiative was built on using the HSBC network to give women the opportunity to develop a strong set of skills, whilst expanding their peer network and engaging in meaningful dialogue with senior management. It has proved so successful in the US that it has since been rolled out to HSBC markets globally.
Anoushka’s achievements have led her not only to be named in the top 100 Future Women Leaders list, but have also given her the opportunity to represent HSBC on WeConnect International’s ‘Council Scaling Women-Owned Businesses’, as well as serving as a global board member at Women for Women International.
Read more about Anoushka’s story here.