Kamalita believes in doing the right thing. She chooses to be more.
Making your network count
Like many banking careers, Kamalita’s trajectory at Deutsche Bank has rarely been in a straight line. Throughout all of her career steps she’s relied upon strong networks, self-belief and, crucially, being prepared to take calculated risks.
She feels lucky to have had sponsors, both men and women, who have spotted her potential and backed her publicly, as well as behind the scenes.. She’s now very focused on giving exposure to junior colleagues who are establishing their reputation in the business.
“I provide truthful advice and try to bring (junior colleagues) along for the journey, whether it’s a client meeting or a project. I also speak up on their behalf. I don’t do it for the thank you. I do it because it’s the right thing to do.”
Balancing the demands of the role with parenthood
Making change happen
Kamalita is pleased to see the co-ordinated effort to change the culture at the bank. There are increasing numbers of senior women leaders and encouraging numbers of new promotes each year.
“For years, we all talked about what would be the right thing to do to create an inclusive environment. What I love about Deutsche Bank is that it takes action.”