Sheela Prahlad



Sheela, now vice president of commercial banking, started an entry level position right out of high school and worked her way up to becoming a commercial loan office without a college degree.  To make a salary commensurate with her peers her employer required a degree even though it bought no benefit to her work.

She pursued a degree, made the salary, is now vice president of commercial banking, and a pleasure to work with.  Her story perfectly illustrates the separation between being proficient at your work and making money.   She played the game and jump through the hoops for corporate to get her degree to get a salary.  But that degree added nothing to her ability to do her job.

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