Shilpi Sharma

Shilpi Sharma | Barclays

I was always keen to be a part of citizenship events so that I could contribute towards the society. Any citizenship event gives us a chance to interact with the under-privileged children, who are the bright future of India. They are always full of zest and eager to learn new things. They are a source of inspiration as they teach us that our financial background and situations should not be a hurdle in our carrier.

Being a part of the Information Technology stream makes us realize the value of the basic IT skills that we possess. This thought motivated me to share my knowledge with those who do not have enough knowledge about this stream. We conducted various sessions on Introduction to Computers, Operating Systems, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet and Email with an NGO called Magic Bus. The response that we got from the children was so overwhelming that it gave me a new spark in life. I decided to take this forward and conduct similar sessions across Pune.

Being a part of an investment bank also makes me realize each day the value of money and how it grows in the financial market. Thus, we planned events on Money Management and Financial Skills to make the children aware of the banking domain and the financial jargons.

Also, being an artist, I tried to use my art and skills for the benefit of society. I donated my paintings and other handmade stuff in various fundraising events across Barclays, which fetched huge amount of money. That amount was matched by BTCI and donated to various charities.

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