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She joins Ara on this week’s episode of #TheTamilCreator to chat about topics like working hard to get herself into a leadership role in the finance industry where people that look like her are rare, a growing trend towards digital platforms & robo-advisors, to moving from Sri Lanka to London at the age of 2, her dad instilling a belief in her that she was no less than anyone else, the notion that money is no longer the main motivator for employees, wanting to create an environment where everyone feels like they belong, pushing the ladder down to allow the next person to come up, and so much more.
"The Tamil Creator" is a podcast started by me (Ara Ehamparam) to celebrate, spotlight and learn about the brilliance among Tamil creators globally. I want you to feel like you're a fly on the wall eavesdropping on a conversation that is a combination of educational, inspirational and entertaining.
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00:19 - Ara introduces this week’s guest, Apiramy
00:55 - Apiramy speaks on her upbringing and being driven by curiosity
02:09 - What sports did/does she play?
02:44 - What led Apiramy to a career in education and then finance
04:30 - How her perception of the finance industry has changed over the years
06:28 - Apiramy’s colleagues would describe her by saying…
07:03 - Moving from HSBC to Aviva Investors
08:21 - What her role as Head of UK Wholesale at Aviva entails
11:55 - A growing trend towards digital platforms, robo-advisors, and more
16:02 - The new work culture; how COVID-19 changed her hiring process
19:21 - One of the most interesting job package requests she has been asked for
21:52 - Her role as Diversity Project Ambassador and why its important to her
23:27 - Being in a position of influence and trying to use it for good
25:39 - Does Apiramy see a lot of other Tamil faces in leadership positions?
26:54 - Where she sees herself in the next 3 to 5 years
28:13 - Apiramy’s thoughts on cryptocurrencies
30:35 - What she has invested in, and her general investing strategy
33:09 - Her biggest learning lesson in the last few years; needing a work-life balance
34:48 - The impact of the UK-Tamil community on Apiramy’s personal and professional life
35:57 - Advice she would give her 16-year-old self
37:07 - How she wants to be remembered by friends and family
37:36 - Creator Confessions
40:31 - The Wrap Up
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