HLAA Webinar: Networking with Hearing Loss

August 30, 2021



Navigating the workplace can be challenging for people with hearing loss. In this webinar, panelists from SMBCdiscussed how to effectively network with hearing loss, how best to differentiate yourselves to stand out to employers when applying to jobs, and how to navigate networking after beginning the job. The panelists also shared more about career opportunities at SMBC.


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Kunal Mahajan


Kunal Mahajan has been in the investment banking field for 13 years within the leveraged finance industry. He joined SMBC in the Americas in 2017 in their Leveraged Finance Group and is also part of their corporate development team. As a lifelong person with a stuttering disability. Kunal founded SMBC’s Mental... Read More >

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Carolyn Lewerenz


Carolyn Lewerenz has worked in financial services in New York City for more than 20 years with various roles in operations management, client services and IT. Carolyn joined JRIA, the IT division of SMBC, in 2019 and works in their data management group. Read More >

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Kumar Viswanathan


Kumar Viswanathan has worked in financial services for more than 10 years in the areas of regulatory reporting, risk management and enterprise information management. Kumar joined the regulatory reporting team in the controllers division of SMBC in 2020. Read More >

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Ann Lee


Ann Lee has worked in the finance services field for more than seven years with various roles in the commercial loan operations and regulatory reporting. She joined SMBC’s regulatory reporting group in the controller division in 2018. Read More >

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Daniela Ortiz Castaneda


Daniela Ortiz Castaneda has worked in the financial services for more than five years in the Latin American corporate and North American project finance areas. Daniela joined SMBC’s portfolio management division in 2019.  Read More >