Sakshi Kalani

Business Analyst, Salesforce

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Be confident and most importantly, you can do it!

What do you do?

I empower my team and the Partner community of Salesforce with the help of data. I help them discover insights from messy data by cleaning and presenting the data in a digestible format.

Why did you choose this field?

I have always been a good student who always liked to take up and excel in every task. In my school days, I would often participate and win science quiz, elocution and debate competitions, co-host events. I have always loved science due to the fact that it offers experimenting and then believing things so I knew my calling. I always wanted to be in the analytics field because I love model data and generate insights. My profession also allows for cross collaborating with different people. As we all know, there is so much of data around us but very little know how to make use of it to prepare for future.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

I think it has to be the experiences that taught me: It is okay to FAIL. When I was younger, I always believed in succeeding, failure never seemed like an option. But I as grown professionally, I feel failure teaches you humility, acceptance, resilience and most importantly prepares you for lifelong experiences.

Why do you love working in STEM?

I love everything about STEM. Right from having the curiosity to question processes around us to understanding the principles behind some of the most commonly used things for example: Photosynthesis. I wake up looking forward to empower organizations with the power of data.

Best advice for next generation?

I am the first woman in my family to move continents away to pursue my Master's. If there is one thing I would advice for the next generation girls in STEM that would be: Be Resilient, Be confident and most importantly, you can do it !

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

“You can have data without information, but you cannot have information without data.” — Daniel Keys Moran

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