Barbara Omondi, 31

Corporate Finance, Portfolio Analysis and Monitoring

Standard Chartered Bank
My Story

While at the University of Sheffield, Barbara was voted as the most outstanding course representative as well as student councillor supporting ethnic minority students at a leadership level. Then she was 21. Little did she know that this achievement was shaping her leadership skills.

“During my graduation, I attained a Graduate Award in addition to my education certificate before moving to London where I joined Cass Business School (renamed to Bayes Business School) to better understand the world of investments and corporate finance.”

This is where Barbara developed a strong interest in the world of banking and she believes that leadership is about taking ownership in every task. She is currently based in London, working in the field of corporate finance.

“I just got a transfer in October to my current station but I look forward to bringing back home what I will gain.”

"During my graduation, I attained a Graduate Award in addition to my education certificate before moving to London where I joined Cass Business School to better understand the world of investments and corporate finance."

Getting things done correctly gives her a sense of accomplishment.

“I’m privileged to have been empowered by my parents who work in the medical field. They encouraged me to challenge imposter syndrome and work on complex tasks by giving it my best shot and doing as much research as possible.”

To her, success means turning failure into achievements and giving back to the community. She adds that it is imperative to trust yourself, test your limits and be courageous.

Magdalene Wanja