Trading Floor to Trendy Furnishings: Pioneer's Second Careers Speaker

Ark Pioneer pupils were delighted to welcome their second inspirational careers speaker this term!

Tanya Sanyal, a former trading floor banker turned online entrepreneur came into to speak to pupils last Thursday.

Tanya started out working on London’s trading floor, after she graduated with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. After 12 years of investment banking, Tanya decided to become her own boss and set up a successful online home décor business 'Hone':

Tanya described what a typical working day looked like for her, both in the role of banker and business owner. She emphasised how hard work and determination were her key to success. Tanya discussed the importance of teamwork in building a successful career, having worked closely with other people and professions in both industries. She also advised pupils not to ignore their passions or their creative side: "When making your choices for the future, go with your gut feeling; think about what you love doing every day".

At Pioneer, we want to ensure every pupil is exposed to experiences that will help them to shape a vision for their own future and guide their decisions about their university or career pathway after school. Guest speakers will share their career insights with pupils every half term.