A Cambridge MBA alumna has been shortlisted for the finalists of Women of the Future Awards 2020 in the UK. Srishti Warman (MBA 2019) has been shortlisted in the MBA Star category.
The award MBA Star recognises a female MBA student of ‘exceptional vision, talent and promise’, with the judges ‘looking to identify individual stories of current or former MBA students with a compelling life-story and exciting visions for the future’.
The Women of the Future panel outlined Srishti’s shortlisting, “A gender diversity champion, Srishti has led the agenda at both her ex-workplace, Barclays, and the University of Cambridge. She led the United Nations’ HeForShe gender parity agenda for Barclays Pune, steering initiatives to formulate gender-centric policies to attract, retain and develop women in the workforce. She has also served as Co-chair of the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre. Her goal is to further her career in the FinTech sector”.
Before her MBA studies Srishti was working at Barclays Bank in India, as an Associate Vice President. She had joined Barclays on an accelerated leadership programme for graduates.
During her MBA year Srishti founded the initiative Cambridge Judge Against COVID-19 (CJAC), a platform offering pro-bono consultancy services to those UK SMEs who had been affected by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
As part of her exceptional work with women across the wider Cambridge Judge community, Srishti was involved in organising a Women in Finance panel discussion aimed at busting myths around women’s career progression in the finance sector, as well as being part of the student organising team for the sixth annual Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre conference.
Srishti is currently looking to pursue a career in the technology/fintech sector, as a product manager – a role that will allow her to lead innovation from the front for broad impact.
The Cambridge MBA nominees from the MBA Class of 2019/20 are selected by Executive Director of the CJBS Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre, Tracey Horn.
“Srishti, with all she had done prior to the Cambridge MBA, including the introduction of a mentoring plan involving 200 colleagues of different seniority levels and genders and the organisation of an industry-wide conference with participants from more than 15 companies to discuss women in technology, as well as her work as student co-chair for the Cambridge Judge Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre, is a deserving finalist and we are proud to have supported Srishti’s nomination and wish her well in the finals.”
There are 15 categories in the Women of the Future Awards this year including sectors such as Arts and Culture, Business, Media, Science and Sport. The awards, founded by Pinky Lilani CBE DL in 2006 and supported by Aviva, aim to recognise young women, and provide a platform for the pipeline of female talent in the UK.
The Women of Future Awards winners will be announced on 4 February 2021.