Back
Share

Employee spotlight — financial literacy month

Employee spotlight deepa

This month, we sat down with Deepa Sathaye, Senior Software Engineer @ Alloy, to talk about financial literacy and life at Alloy.

What would you want people to know about financial literacy?

I agree with Alexa von Tobel, when she wrote, “financial literacy is a fundamental human right.” Financial literacy is critical in the modern age, especially after this trying year.

Perhaps the bane and boon of the internet are that there are so many places to learn about these skills. My advice is to pick one source that you understand and makes sense to you. It’s your money and future and thus you should feel in control of your financial decisions.

How does this connect to your work at Alloy?

Kind of meta: working at Alloy has made me aware of how many financial firms bundle financial education into their applications and products. I’m more conscious of what these firms are providing outside of just storing funds. Products that aid in budgeting, financial planning, automated saving, and investing can help level up their clients.

What motivates you?

Motivation is tough and it seems to constantly shift. Currently, I have two sources:

  1. Being thankful for those around me motivates me daily.
  2. Having inspiring items in my line of sight when working, which I’ve found crucial working from home this year. This year, my best friend bought me a Crookes’ radiometer (also called a ‘light mill’). Having the radiometer on my desk and watching it spin even on the cloudiest days is usually enough to spark a bit of energy in me.
What centers or grounds you?

Deep breathing and meditation seem to work for me right now.

How does Alloy enable you to be a good leader?

Alloy has well-defined values related to collaboration, celebrating differences, and maintaining a secured environment.

A company that maintains these core values, in turn, enables individuals to make impact that is received openly, without fear of negative recourse, and ultimately allows more room for creative thinking. Having this supportive environment allows me to rise to challenges with other amazing humans.

Related articles

3 min read
Meet our new Chief Operating Officer, Derek Joyce

By KJ McAlpin on May 19, 2022

Back in March, we welcomed our new COO, Derek Joyce. Derek joins us with valuable experience helping fintech companies scale, most recently as the President at Bread. I caught up with Derek to get to know him and find out what he'll be working on at Alloy.

Read more

5 min read
Employee Spotlight: Malique Killing

By Jennifer Call on May 13, 2022

Malique Killing, is “killing it” (pun intended) as our Business Recruiter, a.k.a. Rockstar Finder. We chatted with him to find out his tips for candidates interviewing at Alloy.

Read more

3 min read
Alloy named to Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces 2022 list

By KJ McAlpin on May 10, 2022

Alloy was just named to Inc. Magazine’s 2022 list of Best Workplaces in America for the second year in a row! To celebrate, we asked some employees to share why they enjoy working at Alloy.

Read more

3 min read
DEI at Alloy

By KJ McAlpin on May 6, 2022

In this blog, we introduce Alloy's Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) committee and share some of the priorities on our DEI roadmap.

Read more

Back
Recent Searches