Risk Management Analyst, Gautami Kamath, shares her experience on finding out she had been chosen to become part of the High Performers Club and how this has encouraged her to continue growing as a professional at Willis Towers Watson.
Where are you based?
I am based in Mumbai, India.
How long have you worked at Willis Towers Watson?
I’ve been at Willis Towers Watson for over six years.
What are you responsible for at Willis Towers Watson?
I am responsible for training the Know Your Client Team in performing quality checks and enhancing the due diligence of financial crime sanctions.
How would you describe your experience working at Willis Towers Watson?
My journey at Willis Towers Watson has been a growth story ever since I started. Every day has brought a new opportunity to learn and grow as a professional.
What is your proudest achievement since joining Willis Towers Watson?
In 2020 I became part of Willis Towers Watson’s High Performers Club, which recognizes colleagues in India that have made outstanding contributions to our company’s growth. Being part of the High Performers Club comes with a lot of joy and responsibility. We’re the flag bearers of our company’s core values, which I will proudly continue to role model in order to positively influence new colleagues.
What was your initial reaction when you realized that you had made it to the High Performers Club?
It definitely took a few minutes for the news to sink in and to truly comprehend that I had finally made it to the High Performers Club. I was very grateful to see that my hard work had been recognized in such a unique way. I also felt a mixed bag of emotions, particularly happiness, pride, gratification, and of course encouragement to continue delivering excellent work.
What do you think helped you become part of the High Performers Club?
I followed the footsteps of colleagues who were already part of the High Performers Club. They helped me to identify growth opportunities and showed me how to align my work with the vision of Willis Towers Watson.
Is there anyone you would like to thank or who was integral to your experience?
My parents! They have supported and inspired me to stay on my toes and make the most of opportunities at first sight. I am also grateful to my mentors at Willis Towers Watson. They have guided and coached me so that I’m able to excel at my responsibilities.
Would you like to share any positive feedback that you have received at Willis Towers Watson?
I felt incredibly honored when one of my senior colleagues commended my excellent work and out-of-the-box thinking. I’ve also received feedback from fellow colleagues praising my collaborative ways of working.
What is your favorite part about working for Willis Towers Watson?
The healthy, collaborative, and transparent work culture at Willis Towers Watson motivates me to give my best and challenge myself every day. Also, the never-ending learning opportunities and recognition of our colleagues’ efforts truly inspire me to go above and beyond in everything that I do.
When you’re able to find extra time in your role, what do you do to further your professional growth?
I spend my extra time expanding my knowledge and building my skillset by researching about the latest regulatory guidelines on anti money laundering and sanctions as well as reading financial crime journals. I also like to study from the rich source of knowledge available on the Willis Towers Watson Intranet.
Based on your experience, do you have a message for colleagues aspiring to get to the High Performers Club?
Align your efforts and work with the company’s overarching vision.
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