Sonya focuses on vendor analysis, process flows, requirements creation and the client experience journey. Over the past ten years she has worked in the financial services industry at Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan and Barclays. Sonya’s areas of expertise include risk management, enterprise products and services, data analytics, product implementation and more. She lives in New York.
The phrase “do Good with Tech” means to not let greed take over when it comes to advancements in technology and to keep the human aspect of what we do alive. Good technology can be used to solve a lot of the world’s problems related to eradicating mass hunger, solving currently incurable diseases, and giving a quality education to people around the world. If you use technology to its fullest capabilities and not all for personal profits the world would be a much less jaded place.
Learn as much as possible. Take classes in coding, make sure you’re a badass when it comes to Excel, Python, PowerPoint, Visio. The world is changing fast with technology on the forefront and most jobs today, no matter what the industry, will require you to have some hard skills. I would also say, make sure you listen to what people are telling you and what’s going on around you. It’s a very valuable skill that will make you a better problem solver and better colleague.
The three words that I would describe how I do my job would be: energetically, effectively, and thoughtfully. I think it’s important to come to work with a certain amount of energy every day (even if that virtually) and to be passionate about what you do. For me, it’s key to have energy when speaking with clients and colleagues and make sure they feel heard and that I provide them with the best consulting services I can. It’s also imperative to be effective in what you do and for me that means using my time in the most efficient manner, whether that is prioritizing meetings, heads down in a PowerPoint deck, or speaking to a client. It is imperative to be thoughtful in your job function and in life. Thoughtful about how you speak to clients, your colleagues, and your friends. Being thoughtful in my workplace and being a team player is something I personally value and try to be in my day to day life.