Sapnah pursued most of her early education in Bombay, India. In 2004, she moved to the US to further her education and career. She started her career as a Software Programmer in a Public Sector startup, where she held diverse roles managing Offshore projects in varied Technologies, Integrations, and SDLC methodologies. In 2014, Sapnah received her Professional MBA degree from UT Austin and was recruited out of campus as a full time Senior Consultant with PwC for their Capital Markets Technology Strategy Group based in NY. During this period, her experience focused on Project and Program Management across fintech banks and a leading telecom giant, helping increase efficiencies and define processes across complex cross-functional teams.
Prior to joining Thought Ensemble, Sapnah ventured to start her own event décor company in Dallas, and e-commerce stores, building her own brands via Etsy and Merch by Amazon (MBA) shops.
In her spare time, Sapnah loves to practice graphic design, event design, and work on creative home projects.
Activator, Restorative, Developer, Empathy, Adaptability
Extraversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving (ENFP)
If I were a character in the Tinker Bell movie, I would be a Tinker Fairy (I have a 4-year-old daughter, hence the apt reference 😊).
My love for troubleshooting/repairing/fixing things started early on when I was a toddler and my dad (an Electrical Engineer) would involve me in all the household repairs – open the boombox, checking for lose connections, and putting it back together again; soldering; assembling furniture; installing fixtures; changing light bulbs; checking the static on the land line phone, etc. My mum, on the other hand, has a #SuperPower to multitask – like walking to the market and back with four little kids and two armfuls of groceries – I can’t even visualize how she pulled this off – and then continuing with the household chores with the same grace. I grew up watching not only my parents working hard to make a better life for us, but also my siblings’ struggles, passions, ambitions, and failures while pursuing their dreams – I am the youngest of the four.
Upon reflection, these experiences have formed the bedrock of my Professional, as well as Personal Life Choices, be it pursuing my Master’s degree vs getting married, choosing a “round-the-clock” programming job in a small town with no social life as my first job out of college, getting my business degree while working full time, moving to NY away from my family to pursue my dream job, quitting my dream job to be with my baby, starting my own event décor company while being a new mum, venturing into e-commerce as a side hustle, and now, completing a full circle back to what I am immensely passionate about – Consulting! Daring to “go for it” and making tough decisions in complex situations has provided me with greater learning lessons each time and has enabled me to reflect, learn, and become a better person.
Joining TE has been a blessing this year (2020!). When I look around, I see strong, amazing, and humorous peers – who constantly inspire and uplift each other and others! I am truly excited to be solving complex real-world problems together with this very ensemble, and I truly believe the best is yet to come!!
Finding My Work-Life Balance
In my previous post, I told the story of how I got back into consulting after becoming a mom. All of the diverse experiences I had during that journey have helped me to find my work-life balance by… Defining Boundaries “Go home,” my first boss said 12 years back —...
How I Got Back to Work After Being a Full-Time Mom
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