Congratulations to CLC Board Member Rashani Swaby for her HBJ 40 Under Forty Award!May 25, 2023
Congratulations to CLC Board Member Rashani Swaby for her HBJ 40 Under Forty Award!
Every year for the last 26 years, Hartford Business Journal, with the help of independent judges, has selected 40 of the top up-and-coming young professionals who are in leadership positions. For the 2022 awards, HBJ received over 130 nominations. Narrowing down the list to 40 deserving winners was a difficult task. Among them is CLC Board Member Rashani Swabi. Rashani is a Human Resources Leader at Pratt & Whitney, a Raytheon Technologies Company, where she is responsible for global organizational effectiveness, culture and change management. Here is her HBJ 40 Under Forty story.
What’s been your biggest professional accomplishment so far in your career?
Becoming the first director of employee experience for Raytheon Corp., where I get to strategize, lead and partner for a more effective and connected people experience for the corporation’s four business units, one of which includes Connecticut’s Pratt & Whitney, is my biggest accomplishment so far.
How are you involved in the community?
I serve on the board of directors for organizations focused on children and families, specifically Our Piece of the Pie (OPP) and the CT Children’s Law Center. My involvement with OPP is particularly special as I strongly believe it played a strong role on my path to success.
What do you like to do outside of work?
Solve problems! I find pure joy in solving jigsaw puzzles and beating the clock in escape rooms with family and friends.
Why do you deserve to be a 40 Under Forty?
- Lead transformative projects for a Fortune 100 company and a native and graduate of the Hartford Public Schools.
- Was a key player in the enterprise-wide transformation to a remote/hybrid/on-site blended work model at Pratt & Whitney during the pandemic.
- Distributed school supplies with community leaders and organizations to families during the initial uncertainties of COVID-19.
- Actively mentors and coaches early and mid-career professionals with a focus on empowering women and BIPOC to break glass ceilings.
I purchased my first real-estate property at the age of 21.
“Before I Let Go” (Homecoming version) — Beyonce
What are two “bucket list” things that you would like to achieve before you turn 40?
I want to develop an employee experience platform or intranet that connects the many key moments throughout people’s careers. Personally, I want to build my next house from the ground up.