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Born in Kolkata, raised in NCR and then Dubai, studying computer engineering in Pune and then working in Pune as well, and currently living at my parents’ place (who are back from Dubai) in Noida, welll.. I’ve had my decent share of living for considering amount of time in diverse cities. And honestly, it’s been the most defining experience of my life. 

By profession, I am a product manager at Barclays, working on solutions to make your lives a little bit better and easier. Being an technologist at heart, I love working on latest technologies such as AI/ML and solve for customer problems and in turn better customer experiences. The icing on the cake is really the work that I do to create ecosystems and levers to drive innovation using these emerging technologies in our country. But the cherry on the top are the few initiatives that I’ve built at work with the help of a few brilliant individuals to drive diversity, empower and upskill colleagues and more importantly ignite meaningful dialogue. And I do this not just at work through these initiatives but also through my podcast and this blog. 

Now all this obviously hasn’t been very easy to do in the last four years to say the least, but I’ve been extremely fortunate to be backed up by a very supportive family, enthusiastic friends and encouraging colleagues.

The key thing that drives me is my passion to make our society more empathetic, inclusive and sustainable. But why do so? What’s in it for you or me? It’s the simple fact that we need to work together and help each other to grow. And the best way to grow is to learn from each other, share your learnings and experiences, get feedback from people who think differently (diversity hmmmm) and work hard of-course.

Every individual is on his/her own journey and no two journeys are identical. So you may not find your “path” to your calling by knowing someone else’s path, but you may find some lessons and tricks to pave your own path. 

This is what I intend to do through this blog and much more including my adventurous travel stories, intense kitchen experiments, love for books and blogs, and my new found will to sustain a healthy lifestyle.

If any one this interests you or you want to know more about me, you can follow my blog here, or connect with me on

LinkedIn – http://linkedin.com/in/akansha-goyal-56b4a6122

Instagram – goyalakansha

My podcast called Atypical Avocados is also available at http://www.atypicalavocados.com


I would love to connect with you

Please do drop me your thoughts about my blogs or the podcast at akansha.coep@gmail.com or just someone to share your idiosyncrasies with or show your favourite coffee shop.


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