Breaking down the 'A' in BAME: Presence is crucial to shaping inclusion

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Mehvish Ayub

Mehvish Ayub

reboot. was created to support more dialogue on race and ethnicity, born out of a working group of financial services communications professionals.  In the latest article in our reboot. series, Mehvish Ayub, Senior Investment Strategist at State Street Global Advisers, continues to break down the “A” in “BAME” by sharing her personal experience as a Pakistani female in the financial services industry, and the powerful role an open and engaged approach can play in driving long-term change.

As a reboot ambassador, I would like to continue the conversation about the "A" in the term "BAME" and share my experience as a Pakistani female in financial services. Despite occasionally feeling as if I was different and the numerous challenges, I want to leave you with a sense that there is also tremendous opportunity in financial services and the presence of underrepresented groups is crucial to shaping a future of inclusion.  My career started 17 years ago as a graduate at a top-tier investment bank. My team was very driven and dynamic; we spoke up to seven different languages and t...

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