speaker. thriver. inspirer.
Parul Somani is an award-winning inspirational speaker and patient leader promoting resilience and self-advocacy, and empowering people to create their own silver linings. By combining the learnings from her personal hardships with science-backed research and actionable insights, Parul helps others better manage stress and burnout, advocate for their health, and live a more authentic and fulfilling life. Parul authored a blog, "New Job. New Baby. New Cancer.", which has now been read in ~85 countries, has been featured in Stanford Health Care films on survivorship and mindset, and has presented and facilitated workshops for global employers, non-profits, and conferences, including the World Economic Forum, the Harvard Business School, Oracle, and the American Cancer Society.
Previously, Parul served a 15+ year career in leadership roles spanning strategy, marketing, and operations. As the Head of B2B2C Marketing at Color Genomics, Parul built and led the team responsible for the sales and customer success marketing funnel for the enterprise and clinical channels. Before Color, Parul led the vertical integration and omni-channel growth strategies for an early-stage consumer technology company that led to its acquisition by Gap Inc. As a management consultant at Bain & Company, Parul led teams advising Fortune 500 companies and private equity firms. She currently serves on the advisory board for Stanford's Health Communication Initiative and early stage start-ups.
Parul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a Minor in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She resides in the Bay Area with her husband and two daughters, and carries a lifelong love for dancing, scrapbooking, travel, and making memories.