PARUL SOMANI

designing silver linings

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Parul is an inspirational speaker championing resilience, advocacy, and mental wellbeing. Building off her experiences as a business leader and people manager, Parul works with organizations to engage, educate, and empower their members to better navigate personal and professional uncertainty and challenges. She has worked with large and small businesses, universities, and non-profits on motivational events and resilience training. As a cancer survivor and caregiver, Parul also advocates for patient empowerment, the power of genomics, and healthcare transparency and access. She authored a blog, "New Job. New Baby. New Cancer.", which has now been read in ~85 countries, and has been featured in films on survivorship and mindset. Parul has presented for internationally recognized organizations, including the World Economic Forum, Stanford Health Care, and the HLTH Conference, and was named the 2020 "Raising Hope Honoree" by 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.