PARUL SOMANI

Designing silver linings

Parul is a healthcare executive and cancer survivor turned inspirational speaker championing health, resilience, and a positive mindset. As the Founder & CEO of Silver Linings, Parul combines her experiences as a young working mother diagnosed with breast cancer in her early 30s, a caregiver who transformed her parents' lives with her patient advocacy, and a businesswoman with 15+ years of experience in management consulting and executive roles in consumer, technology, and healthcare companies. Parul's mission is to help improve the state of healthcare by sharing her experiences, and inspiring others to live a healthy, thankful, and fulfilling life. She is the author of the blog "New Job. New Baby. New Cancer." that has been read in ~80 countries, and has shared her personal story through films on survivorship and mindset, TV and radio segments, podcast interviews, and public speaking engagements for organizations such as the World Economic Forum and Stanford Health Care, and was recognized as a Raising Hope Honoree by the American Cancer Society. 

Prior to Silver Linings, Parul was Head of Global B2B and B2B2C Marketing at Color Genomics, where she built and led the team responsible for the entire sales and customer success marketing funnel for Color’s enterprise and clinical channels. Before that, as VP of Growth for Weddington Way, Parul led the vertical integration and retail growth strategies that led to the company's acquisition by Gap Inc. As a management consultant at Bain & Company, Parul led teams advising Fortune 500 companies and private equity firms, and helped launch Bain's first consulting office in India. Parul 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. 

 

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