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    Sonal Sathe’s interest in business began while at school and when she started discussing career opportunities with friends and cousins who were in banking, she quickly knew the career she wanted to follow. “Through them, I began to understand the breadth and depth of roles that banking offered,” she says.

    With a clear focus on what she wanted to achieve, Sonal set her sights on receiving an undergraduate degree in commerce and an MBA. While studying in Mumbai she was able to meet with senior leaders from J.P. Morgan at a recruiting event. “These were leaders who were warm, open, and approachable," she says. "I realized I wanted to become part of this culture."

    Eight years later, Sonal is leading her own team within the Wholesale Credit Solutions team at J.P. Morgan. She's found room for growth, as well as access to continuous training that she needed to maximize her opportunities. “Thanks to the firm’s culture and support from senior leaders, I've been able to take charge of and lead my career," she says. "I'm lucky to have started my career here."

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    Strong and clear mentoring and leadership

    J.P. Morgan is a globally renowned brand with a rich history in India dating back to 1922.The firm’s business in the country offers a full suite of financial services to institutional and corporate clients, including treasury services, commercial banking, and a fully-integrated investment bank.

    As a new recruit, Sonal found true transparency in her role and career progression. “My role continues to evolve, my skill-sets broaden and my responsibilities increase," she says.

    “I have to learn a lot on my own and take initiative on projects, but if I came across challenging situations, there was always someone I could go to for advice,” Sonal says.

    The mentorship system that she was introduced to when she first joined J.P. Morgan continues to support her even today. Sonal's mentor helped her pitch herself as a team lead. “I have received excellent real time feedback, guidance and advice that have helped me overcome particular challenges and encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone. Just knowing I have that support really build your confidence,” she adds.

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    Global, diverse and inclusive
    J.P. Morgan's focus on recruiting and bringing people together from different backgrounds, cultures and beliefs enables the firm to provide a truly global and diverse perspective for its clients, which in turn also ensures its position as one of the world’s leading financial institutions.

    The importance of diversity includes gender. Women make up a significant proportion of J.P. Morgan India's workforce and the firm has numerous programs to help them advance—even through major life events such as marriage, parenthood, and caring for family members. Women on the Move, for example, is an important group within the firm that helps promote the employment and retention of women employees, the expansion of women-run businesses, as well as helping improve women's financial health in the communities the bank serves.

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    Opportunities for technologists, too
    The opportunities that J.P. Morgan offers is not restricted to traditional external client-facing banking roles. Many non-finance options exist for prospective employees. Those potential recruits with relevant technology skills are in high demand. With a technology budget of $11.6 billion per year, the biggest in the industry, J.P. Morgan employs around 53000 IT experts across the firm.In addition to positions for software engineers, the bank offers many other roles in quantitative research, data science and model evaluations—jobs more commonly associated with pure technology companies.

    “The work can be as exciting for a technologist working at this bank as at any large IT firm," says Adwaith Naimpally, Vice President, Human Resources India. “J.P. Morgan is a global leader in India with sophisticated technology requirements and we need the right people to help us drive the innovation."

    “In addition, employees have global exposure and opportunity for advancement in India because of the importance of this market to J.P. Morgan and the senior roles that are based here,” says Naimpally.

    Ambitious growth plans
    As India readies itself to become a $5 trillion economy by 2025, J.P. Morgan is well-positioned to lead that growth. With its diverse, highly-skilled workforce, it has moved far beyond traditional support and regional banking operations into advanced, technologically-oriented banking that can support India’s ambitious growth plans.

    Sonal, for one, is excited. "Something very big is happening in India and at this firm . I want to be part of this exciting journey."

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