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About me

I am...


Product Manager

Artist

Freelance Writer

Event Organizer

Passionate about sustainability and advancing gender equality in every way. Currently developing sustainable financial products for corporates, writing a weekly newsletter, creating conscious homeware and artwork, and organizing community events to raise funds for local charities. Avid reader, proud cat lady and travel fanatic.

What I'm working on

Sustainable Finance Product Manager

Currently working on building out the sustainable financial product suite for large corporate clients at Deutsche Bank.

By Shax - Vibrant Homeware & Artwork

Founder of By Shax, an independent, conscious art and homeware brand which uses a variety of materials to create handmade, unique, and vibrant pieces. Currently available online and physically stocked at the Museum of London gift shop and The Cactus Club in Woodbridge. Instagram: @artbyshax

Looking for

Connecting with other small businesses

Sustainability Newsletter Creator & Writer

I write a weekly email newsletter that brings you the latest news in sustainability and innovation. 2-3 minute read and packed with environmental news bites that deserve more attention.

Looking for

Ideas for next steps / growth

Writer

I'm currently publishing pieces on Medium focussed on creativity, climate change, mental health, and self-improvement. Looking to build out my writing portfolio and take on more freelance writing gigs on similar topics.

Looking for

Feedback on writing
Ideas to find writing gigs

Experience & achievements

Sustainable Finance Product Manager

Launched green deposits at Deutsche Bank for corporate clients and built out wider Sustainable Finance offering.

Strawberries & Cream - Non-profit Party Collective

I co-founded Strawberries & Cream, a party collective in London which provides smooth tunes and good vibes, all while raising funds for local charities. Pre-Covid, we used to host one large event every quarter and donate all ticket proceeds to a local charity (around £1000 per event).

"Originate: Digital Ideas" JPM Competition Finalist

I was one of six finalists (out of an original global pool of 469 ideas) who pitched a digital idea to transform the financial industry as part of J.P. Morgan's innovation competition. The idea was focussed on digitizing solutions for corporate treasuries.

Product Manager in J.P. Morgan

Spent 5 years as a product manager in J.P. Morgan's Corporate Bank in New York and London. Helped manage the balance sheet and overhauled legacy processes.

Business Mentor in "We In Social Tech" accelerator

I was a business mentor in the We In Social Tech business accelerator programme to support female social entrepreneurs. Run by Nwes, I've had the opportunity to work on two incredible businesses that are 100% female-founded and doing great things for society.

My top skills

I enjoy presenting, product ideation, project management, and writing.

Product Design & Management
Public Speaking & Pitching
Writing
Collaboration & Teamwork
Organizing
Project Management

About me

I am...


Product Manager

Artist

Freelance Writer

Event Organizer

Passionate about sustainability and advancing gender equality in every way. Currently developing sustainable financial products for corporates, writing a weekly newsletter, creating conscious homeware and artwork, and organizing community events to raise funds for local charities. Avid reader, proud cat lady and travel fanatic.

What I am available for

Open to provide mentorship
Open to be mentored
Open to new projects

Friends

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Deepa Verma
@dbverma
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Roshana Arasaratnam
@rarasaratnam
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Ben Legg
@ben-legg
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Katrina Kaif
@kk1986
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Saori Okada
@saoriokada
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Eike Post
@eike
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Stephanie Dotto
@stephaniedotto
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Ella Bernie
@ella_bernie
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Fiona Chorlton-Voong
@fiona-chorlton-voong

Groups

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The Community
Public Group
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Productivity Hackers
Public Group

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