FinTech Female Fridays: Meet Supreet Kaur, AVP at Morgan Stanley
Supreet began her career as a Data Science Consultant at a startup, where she applied her expertise in building advanced time series models for drug demand forecasting. Later, she transitioned into a data strategy role at ZS Associates, where she developed tailored data products for diverse clients, whom she collaborated closely to understand their unique needs, and deliver impactful solutions.
In February 2022, she joined Morgan Stanley as a Product Owner, taking charge of their flagship AI product. Supreet is responsible for overseeing the success of the product, orchestrating the launch of new features, and implementing effective strategies for continuous growth and customer value.
She is deeply passionate about products that are powered by data and driven by AI. The potential of AI-driven products to revolutionize industries is truly exciting to her, especially with the rise of Generative AI. Supreet is eager to witness how companies will embrace and develop AI products to unlock new possibilities.
While diversity remains a persistent challenge in the Fintech industry, Supreet actively contributes to the cause by participating in the Fintech ecosystem. By being a visible presence and sharing her experiences, she aims to inspire others and create a more inclusive environment that attracts talent from diverse backgrounds, including those with similar experiences.
Beyond her professional endeavors, Supreet is passionate advocate for women in technology. As an ardent speaker, she's had over 50 speaking engagements last year,
particularly in male-dominated spaces. Through these opportunities, she strives to amplify women’s voices and promote gender diversity in the Fintech sector. She actively shares her expertise on LinkedIn as well.
More on Supreet:
Where you currently live: Jersey City
Hometown: Delhi, India
Favorite hobby: Working out and creating LinkedIn content.
What is one piece of advice someone told you that resonated with you that can give to
other women in FinTech?
Self-advocacy is crucial for career success and progress. You're unlikely to receive it if you don't ask for what you want. I encourage young girls to step forward, take risks, and pursue their aspirations. The only real setback is not trying at all. Embracing self-advocacy unlocks potential, breaks barriers, and fosters personal and professional growth. Let's empower the next generation to fearlessly seize opportunities, knowing that they're taking courageous steps toward their dreams even in the face of rejection.
Can you tell us about a time someone encouraged you to try a task or take on a project
you didn’t think that you would know how to do/or be good at?
In the past four years, I have experienced three job switches, and each opportunity presented its initial challenges, as is common with new roles. During those times, I often felt like an imposter. I have found great value in having a mentor or confidant who can be a supportive cheerleader. This person can be a manager, a friend, or a team member who provides guidance and encouragement. Having someone to lean on and learn from has been immensely beneficial in navigating these transitions and overcoming self-doubt.
What is the most important lesson you have learned from a mistake you’ve made in the
Mistakes are learning opportunities that help us improve. When I make a mistake, big or small, I may feel down momentarily. But I remind myself that this too shall pass. I embrace the chance to learn from the mistake and move on. Mistakes are part of the journey, providing valuable insights for future encounters. By adopting this mindset, I cultivate resilience and continuous growth.
Do you have any productivity hacks? What keeps you motivated? How do you maintain
a work/life balance?
Engaging in various endeavors, I have discovered a productivity hack that works well for me:
prioritizing my personal and professional tasks. I find it beneficial to schedule everything on a calendar and then adjust accordingly. This approach helps me stay organized and focused on what matters most. My goal is to make a tangible impact and contribute significantly to the fintech community.