TXWSW salutes its all-volunteer staff of women who are leaders in their field and make the time to contribute to our collective success. They lead by example and are generous with their time and resources in helping others. They are truly Limitless Leaders.
Please join us in recognizing Anida Akhmurzina, a Limitless Leader. We are grateful for all that she does!
Anida Akhmurzina, Deloitte, Audit Senior Manager
Texas Wall Street Women Volunteer Status: Austin Networking Committee Member
Why did you choose to become a volunteer?
When I moved to Austin from Stamford (CT) two years ago, I started looking for professionals with the same background and experience, especially from financial services industries, as it was my primary focus. I wanted to build my network and develop new skills, but most of all I wanted to find new friends. I really enjoy organizing fun events as it energizes me and it is a meaningful break from a day-to-day routine.
How have networking groups like Texas Wall Street Women helped your career?
I attended several educational and networking events. Networking groups are great opportunities to not only find business partners, new friends and connections, but also learn from a group of people experienced in your field and exchange ideas.
What future change would you like to see in the finance industry (or your industry) and how will you contribute to that change?
I would like to see increased diversity and inclusion in the industry including increasing the number of women in senior roles. Our firm’s experience is that teams are stronger with more diverse views at the table. Our firm was the first one to appoint a first female CEO of a Big Four, and recently appointed a female as audit CEO and I see the positive impact that has had on our female and male professionals. We all bring our unique skills, knowledge and perspectives to the marketplace and industry. By increased diversity and inclusion culture, we will be able to deliver meaningful and effective results to our day-to-day jobs.Texas Wall Street Women is a non-profit networking group that supports its members in their career growth by offering valuable networking and educational opportunities. We also give back to our community through our partnership with the Young Women’s Preparatory Network that provides college preparatory education to underserved girls across Texas. We provide our entire programming with an all-volunteer staff who all have successful finance careers and still have time to volunteer to help other women achieve their goals.
Do you know a Limitless Leader making a difference in finance? We encourage you to share this with your mentors, friends, and colleagues so that we can celebrate their achievements and success by becoming a member of Texas Wall Street Women.