Ritu Jain, Founder
South Asian Network of Actuaries (SANA) was created for attracting South Asian talent into actuarial career path, and for the upliftment of south asian actuaries. We noticed that actuaries of South Asian background were underrepresented when compared to the world population and US population of South Asian descent. Amongst South Asians, there are quite a few who attend college dreaming to be an engineer, doctor, or computer programmer. However, the percentage of actuarial aspirants is significantly lower. This was the call to action we answered and SANA was formed as a result.
Actuaries are in demand and it requires a tremendous amount of discipline and dedication to be a fully-credentialed actuary. Our goal is to help you attain this distinction and make the actuarial profession better by bringing in diverse perspectives.
Who We Are
How We Got Started
Our co founders, Ritu and Shruti, are both actuaries with South Asian descent, and have navigated various challenges of their career path by themselves. Like many before them, they have struggled with the lack of diversity in the profession. Being South Asian and given the quantitative nature of the discipline, it seemed rather ironic that the percentage of South Asians has stayed rather low. It clicked instantly that this was due to lack of awareness. Hence, SANA was created as a place for current and aspiring actuaries to find support, network with fellow actuaries and spread awareness within the community.
Shruti Gupta, Co Founder
Establish a strong network of current and aspiring South Asian actuaries worldwide and provide professional advancement opportunities, early actuarial education support, and broader community upliftment.
SANA is dedicated to helping the actuarial community and provides hands on support. Every member is encouraged to join a multiple work streams to help us with our mission.
To increase awareness of the actuarial profession amongst South Asians
To create supportive learning environment for members
To build a sense of community and establish professional relationships
Communication and Collaboration
To grow our social presence and collaborate with allies