Making it work: passion in empowerment
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Making it work: passion in empowerment

25 January 2019

At work, Deepti liaises with colleagues from all parts of the world, building a career with a global touch. Much closer to home though, Deepti was crowned the 32nd fittest CrossFit woman in India and is impressively the first Parkour female athlete in the country.

deepti sinhaDeepti Sinha joined TMF Group in Pune in 2017 as a Backup and Disaster Recovery Engineer with the IT-DRP team. It’s a critical role that sees her work with a team that plans, designs and maintains the company’s backup and data recovery capabilities. For an organisation that operates both around the clock and around the world, her team ensures business continuity and, if there should be a disaster, helps TMF Group to come back to a ‘business as usual’ state as swiftly as possible.

At work, Deepti liaises with colleagues from all parts of the world, building a career with a global touch. Much closer to home though, Deepti was crowned the 32nd fittest CrossFit woman in India and is impressively the first Parkour female athlete in the country.

Her fitness journey began a few years ago when a colleague’s injury and poor lifestyle became a wake-up call for her to start living healthier. From baby steps, such as hitting the gym on a weekly basis, to entering competitions – Deepti has come a long way.

“My role is dynamic and the setting at work can be fast-paced, but that doesn’t stop me from dedicating time solely to focus on my wellbeing and fitness,” she shares. “It is as simple as incorporating it as part of my routine – just as everyone makes time for daily routine activities such as browsing social media or brushing your teeth! The trick is to dedicate time in your day to fitness.”

Her passion for fitness goes beyond competitions and titles. Deepti is passionate about making a difference in her community. She donates a portion of her monthly salary to under-privileged children, the funds going to supporting routine health check-ups and wellbeing programs.

            

“Working for a global organisation such as TMF Group gives me access to many people around the world and I really want to champion my cause further and leave a global footprint” she explains. “I hope to raise awareness that I am someone that my colleagues can reach out to and share their fitness experience with. We can motivate everyone to look closer at their personal wellbeing and be inspired to keep fit, despite busy schedules or lack of experience.”

Besides fitness, Deepti is also very passionate about helping women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). A cause close to heart, Deepti volunteers and attends a Pune chapter of GHCI, a group that aims to encourage women to network and share knowledge, to not leave STEM but instead apply for leadership roles or come back to work after their maternity leave. The group host quarterly meetings that feature a sharing session with a woman with a technical background as well as from someone else in a leadership role. 

“I strongly believe in female networking as such groups can provide a platform for women to connect and motivate one another to progress gender parity at the workplace.” 

At TMF Group, Deepti is part of an internal women’s network that was established with the aim of empowering women and creating a platform to be the voice of change within the company. 

“Being part of all these initiatives has allowed me to meet so many amazing female leaders and technically strong women with so many patents to their names. This itself is an inspiring force and motivates me to keep going.”  

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Syakirah Zulkifli

Employer Brand Manager
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