It was through dance that I first learned how to connect with an audience.
I fell in love with dancing when I was 3+ years old training in Indian classical dance, and I continued to perform for the next 30+ years.
Growing up, dancing was how I built my confidence and stage presence, and learned the joy of moving an audience through my actions.
Dancing was the personal passion I turned to to rebuild my health and strength after cancer treatment. And now, it is a love I have passed on to my daughters.
My career helped me build my professional presence in business and healthcare.
I am a business executive with ~15 years of experience in management consulting and operating roles across healthcare, consumer, and technology start-ups. Prior to becoming a professional speaker, I led B2B2C marketing at a genomics company and led a consumer technology start-up through its vertical integration to its acquisition by a strategic. As a management consultant at Bain & Company, I led teams advising Fortune 500 companies and private equity firms, and helped launch Bain's first India office. I currently serve on the advisory board for Stanford's Health Communication Initiative and early stage, mission-driven start-ups.
I hold a B.S. 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.
My children are the inspiration for the legacy I want to leave.
As the mother of two young girls, motherhood to me is doing the best that I can to raise strong and confident women. I want them to love who they are. I want them to love the people in their lives. I want them to figure out what it is that they love doing and pursue it.
I want them to see their mother walking the talk.
Facing my darkest time revealed how strong, positive, and resilient I am.
Cancer revealed who I've always been and who I want to be. A journey that, at its worst, lasted 1% of my life, transformed me forever.
I consider myself a warrior for the courage with which I faced and defeated my diagnosis, for my ongoing championing of health advocacy, and for the silver linings I created for myself and my family through that journey. And now, I am now on a mission to share my learnings with the world.
The dots are now connecting and I have found my calling.
I've always felt alive when I'm public speaking. Since the days of student government elections and the speech and debate team, public speaking has always been a strength of mine. But now I really have something to say.
I am ready to combine my skills as a dancer and businesswoman with the inspiration I've experienced as a mother and a warrior, and channel them into this mission of inspiring others to build their resilience and self-advocacy, so that they too can create their own silver linings.