Tanisha Sharma

Junior Business Analyst at News UK and Founder of SHEisRARE

News UK is part of News Corp – a global media business. News UK is the proud owner of a stable of news and media brands such as The Sun, The Times, The Sunday Times and TLS. It also owns leading UK and Irish radio company Wireless. SHEisRARE is a not-for-profit organisation, which aims to spark change in diversity at workplaces, instil passion in young people to choose STEM and see more women in leadership.

I understand the business needs and translate them for my technology team to build a technical solution.

I love to understand why and how things happen. I'm faced with new challenges and new problems to solve in a dynamic and challenging work environment, which allows me to continuously develop my problem solving and critical thinking skills.

My day is very fast-paced and filled with variety of challenges. In the morning, it starts with a team meeting where we discuss the progress made so far, key goals for the day and raise any issues. Then I have meetings with relevant business users including editorials, other technology departments and third-party companies where I find myself asking questions to understand the problems of my end users and gathering detailed information to understand their needs. Once I've understood their requirements, I analyse and document the findings, and work with both end users and my technology team to identify and build a solution.

I achieved BSc (Hons.) Business Information Systems degree from University of Westminster. While studying, I started seeking out casual or remote jobs such as being a Conference Assistant for Corporate Social Responsibility team at my university and working as a Google Streetview Classification Assistant for a researcher. Then, I also worked at the head office of Attend, The King's Fund as a Research Assistant for 3 months internship, which allowed me to enhance my research writing, critical thinking, project management and interpersonal skills. Upon my degree completion, I was working in the field of Business Analyst at StreamAMG, which is part of PA Media Group. Following this full-time job after a year and half, I moved to News UK to grow my business analysis skills further.

“If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” Let the future be a secret!

I love travelling to the brightest, weird gems and hidden places with my camera. I click many photos of buildings too that some people think that I have done an architecture degree. I'm a foodie, who likes to eat at quirky cafes/restaurants (Yes, I've also tried eating in a unique refurbished toilet cafe...)

"Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. And, when you stumble, keep faith. And, when you're knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can't or shouldn't go on." - Hillary Clinton