Mohini Mohini began her journey at Macquarie through an internship after training with Macquarie Group Foundation grant partner, NavGurukul. NavGurukul provides residential courses in software programming for young women from rural and tribal regions in India at a number of campuses, including a partnership with the Delhi Skills and Entrepreneurship University, where Mohini studied. Now five months into her full-time role with Macquarie’s Gurugram-based technology team, Mohini is the first in her family to receive higher education and work in a professional job.
NavGurukul is doing a wonderful job recognising the talents of under-represented girls in India and providing them with tech education. I feel immensely proud that Macquarie has been able to support this community by hiring and nurturing real talents like Mohini.
Mohini’s Python programming skills that she gained through NavGurukul were impressive and we were delighted to on-board her onto the internship program.
We have also been impressed by Mohini’s dedication and work ethics. Her proactiveness and willingness to ask questions has encouraged other team members to revisit various aspects of the technology that we use, so the team has benefitted too.
Vice President, Macquarie Group
We recognise that people around the world face systemic barriers to employment, and programs like NavGurukul’s are aimed at breaking down these barriers and providing effective pathways to employment. NavGurukul empowers students, especially girls from underrepresented communities, to pick up relevant skill sets that are evolving with the jobs landscape and help build their aspirations for the future.
Macquarie doesn’t just support the programs through grant funding, we also support the organisations themselves to be innovative. The support for pilot projects to develop workforce ready youth opens opportunities for NavGurukul to scale its work and collaborate with other partners.
Partnerships with organisation’s like NavGurukul create opportunities for underrepresented young people to experience corporate work, boost their confidence and be empowered to build a better future. We’re thrilled Mohini has joined our team following her internship facilitated by NavGurukul.
Being able to tap on the expertise and time of our staff, who are equally invested in the success of the beneficiaries and the grant partners, has allowed us to amplify impact in meaningful ways.
Regional Head (Asia), Macquarie Group Foundation