Kanika Sabharwal

VP, Commercial Branch Manager, City National Bank

I understand the challenges of finding a sense of home when you’re miles away. That’s why foundations like Femigrants are crucial for providing a supportive network for one another.

Kanika Sabharwal is a Femigrant from India. She is the Vice President for Personal and business Banking at City National Bank in Palo Alto and also serves on the Board of the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce. 

An SVBJ’s “40 under 40” honoree, she holds an MBA degree and started her career with HSBC Bank in New Delhi, India where she promptly rose to the position of Wealth Manager, overseeing investments of the country’s top politicians, diplomats, celebrities and business houses.

In 2013, she had to give up all that success when she moved to the United States on an H-4 (dependent spouse) visa after her marriage. What followed was a decade-long journey in re-establishing her identity, professional trajectory, and trust circle. Her experiences made her determined, more than ever, to champion a stronger community and support diverse female immigrants, professionally & personally, through the Femigrants Foundation.