Q1. Tell us a little bit about yourself?
𝑺𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒇𝒊𝒓𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒔𝒐𝒖𝒍 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕 - this is how Urmi likes to describe herself. A woman who is tenacious, audacious, and ambitious. She follows her dreams and she achieves them. She never gives up on obstacles and she considered herself Wonder Woman. Fun fact, her name means Wave like Gal Gadot.
A1. She was born and raised in Italy from Bengali parents. She often struggled to find her identity, but now she considers herself Bengali - Italian. She embraces both cultures equally and she loves both equally as well. According to her, uniqueness and authenticity should be celebrated in society, not neglected. She has an educational background in Honors of Finance and currently works in the financial services industry. She is a big proponent of learning, and she believes there is never an end to learning.
Knowledge is power and it is more powerful if you can use it well to make a change in the world. One thing that she indeed pursues is supporting causes such as Women's Empowerment. Her definition of women's empowerment is that every woman has the freedom to choose, and not to do what society expects her to do. She volunteers in many nonprofit organizations as a mentor for these women where she shares all her knowledge.. She loves reading, practicing boxing, and eating pasta. Her love for pasta is unconditional; it is her happy place.
Q2 You work in finance. What financial tips can you give to stay ahead in this economy?
A2. According to many, the stock market is a place for the "rich" or a place where you gamble, but none of this is true. It's a place for you to buy companies' shares and be an owner of these companies.
Whether good or bad times, always invest a portion of your money in growing your wealth in appreciating assets like stocks. An easy way for anyone wanting to invest is by owing ETF or index funds and by dollar-cost averaging. In this way, with index funds, you will hold both diversified, and with dollar-cost averaging, you will make sure not to miss out on market timing.
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