On October 27th, Firsthand hosted a Diversity & Inclusion Internship Virtual Career Fair. This unique fair offered the rare opportunity for students to increase their internship prospects and connect with top employers. They were able to meet with a community of experts and alumni who helped them connect the dots between their education, career dreams, and next step forward.
On the day of the fair, in addition to the ability to meet with top employers, interns had access to several live events, including a fireside with Inderpreet Sawhney, one of the top 25 Women Leaders in IT Services. Inderpreet is Group General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Infosys, leading the tech services firm’s legal and compliance function. She is also a strategic business partner at the firm who ensures success for Infosys in legal and regulatory matters, while spearheading the firm's compliance and ethics program.
Inderpreet serves on the Board of Directors of NYSE listed Hillenbrand Inc. and is a member of the National Advisory Council of SABANA (South Asian Bar Association of North America). She’s a recipient of the Thought Leadership Award at the 2018 Global Transformative Leadership Awards and was featured among the top 25 Women Leaders in IT Services of 2020, published by The IT Services Report.
Below you can watch Inderpreet's entire Fireside Chat at the Firsthand D&I Internship Career Fair.
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