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Manisha Singh

Assistant Manager, Tata Consultancy Services

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Be fearless with your dreams.

WHAT DO YOU DO?

I am responsible for predicting loss (credit, market and operational) for banks and financial institutions during unforeseen circumstances. I am responsible for developing and validating predictive models using statistical analysis tools and high level programming languages like Python.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?

I was pursuing my engineering degree when the subprime crisis shook the world. I started reading up a lot on all financial decisions taken up wrongly and about ways the crisis could have been avoided. Gradually, I developed a keen interest in financial due diligence and risk management. I pursued my MBA in Banking and Financial Services and got a chance to serve in Ernst&Young as a consultant, thinking of solutions to avoid financial risk.

WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"

I wish younger me was not petrified to ask questions. I wish younger me worked hard without thinking of failure. Because right now, when I look back, I feel failures taught me the best lessons.

WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?

STEM comprises of a community with women from the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and these women thrive on ideas and thoughts coming from each other. I look forward to being able to contribute in a significant way and hope we all together make a strong community looking to share some ground-breaking ideas.

BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?

My advice to them would be to be fearless with your dreams.

INSPO / FUN FACT

Never forget what makes you, you.