Maryam was born in Pakistan but spent majority of her early and young adult life in the Pacific Northwest. Since she is the oldest of four daughters, she naturally took it upon herself to be a role model for her younger sisters, who are now all successful female leaders in Engineering, Information Technology, and Forensic Psychology.
Maryam graduated from the University of Washington Bothell with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration concentrating in Accounting. During her time at UWB, she took on many leadership roles on campus, most notably serving as the student body Vice President for my class. As class VP, her responsibility was to serve as a liaison between the UW Bothell community and the City of Bothell.
The leadership experience Maryam gained at UWB was instrumental to starting my professional career. Upon graduation, she moved to New York to start her career as a tax accountant at KPMG. Currently, Maryam is a Vice President in the Compensation group at Goldman Sachs. In addition to her professional role, Maryam was nominated for the Women’s Career Strategic Initiative cross-divisional program at Goldman Sachs. This program offers career enrichment and development opportunities for high performing women within the firm. Maryam’s greatest takeaway from this program was understanding how to enhance her leadership profile and have influential impact.