Hiranya Fernando

Hiranya Fernando WG04

Founder, Careerly; Career Coach & Speaker

Hiranya (Hira) Fernando is a career coach with a 15+year career across a range of industries, from finance and banking to international development, green business and clean energy research. Her employers have included Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Lehman Brothers, the World Bank, the World Resources Institute, AMR Research, and Gartner Inc.

Hira is also the founder at Careerly, a career strategy and coaching service to help people seeking success, clarity and purpose in the work that they do. She works with MBAs and millennials predominantly and is a popular speaker and workshop trainer on graduate campuses. Careerly’s most booked workshop #DWYL: How to Find Work You Love is a favorite among young professionals in Washington, D.C.

Hira holds a B.Sc. and an LLM from the London School of Economics and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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