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Meet Lift UP Panelist, Amena Islam

Amena Islam, Vice President, Webster Bank will participate in Untapped Potential's 7th Annual Event: Lift Each Other UP! Mentor Mingle and Panel Discussion.

The Panel includes women at various points of their career-life journey and delves deep into their challenges and successes.

Amena Launched & Landed!

She smashed these return barriers, one event at a time...

  • lack of a local network after living and working abroad

  • developing her elevator pitch...exercising her biz jargon to present comfortably

  • skilledUP in current technologies

Amena Islam

Vice President, Webster Bank

Amena Islam is a Vice President at Webster Bank. In her newly launched role, she drives

the Strategic Analysis of Credit Risk for the bank’s Credit Risk Review unit. Amena has 15+

years of global financial experience with commercial banks from the US to Southeast Asia.

She experienced life abroad in many roles: as a Global Risk Management professional, an

expat, and as a stay-at-home Mom raising a daughter. Once she returned to Connecticut,

she dove into community work and strategic business consulting for a local small business

while planning her career return. Amena attended our skillUP partner Our Second Innings,’

Data Analytics courses, and many UP events. She learned the importance of getting her

business jargon back and valued the opportunities to network and practice speaking about

her professional background, with people in industry.

Prior to her opt-out years, Amena grew her career in the financial services industry to a dynamic role with General Electric Capital Corporation in Singapore as a Risk Analytics & Consistency Leader. Prior to that she served as a Senior Restructure Specialist in Danbury, CT. She sees the difference Covid has made in the ability to deliver work flexibly and enjoys a majority remote work environment.

Her biggest piece of advice to returners is: Believe in yourself, always believe that you bring value to the company because of your past professional experience, as well as the valuable experience gained while working in the non-professional role.


Join Us!

Lift UP Mentor Mingle & Panel Discussion

Thursday, November 17th

7:00pm - 8:30pm

The DISTRICT | New Haven

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