Sonal Shah

Many years experience in Programme, Project Management Office and Tech, including set up of PMO working in large IT and business change programmes and projects.

Successfully changed careers into Tech by taking a year out to study for MSc in Computing & IT and have since worked in a range of IT, Change, Regulatory and digital security projects to the present role – Vice President at Barclays International in the Investment Bank.

Outside the Investment Bank day job my commitment, enthusiasm and passion are well received through all voluntary activities whether through my company or externally, where I organize and participate to inspire and share my passion to encourage diversity.

I like to encourage and influence within the fast paced, growing Tech industry and also women in senior management through active charity work to inspire and be inspired from others by giving back to the community.

I’m delighted that my company encourages diversity and this is one of the qualities I really appreciate which further give the opportunity to create real impact on the issues that matter for encouraging more into STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics).

This helps to inspire others whether from deprived backgrounds, school age through to professional women to encourage more diversity in Tech and women in senior management.

Previous Rising Stars winner in Diversity.