24 - Kritika Kulshrestha is a computer engineering graduate from India with a master's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. Her career and education are a beautiful blend of art and science. She grew up in Bahrain, Mumbai and lived for a few years in the U.S., primarily in Austin and New York.
She is a brand storyteller and communications expert helping global brands amplify their voice and grow exponentially using content that sparks new conversations and drives positive change. She has over 10 years of experience in tech consulting, content, and communications and has written everything from taglines to features to banner ad copy to whitepapers to children's stories.
She currently works as Senior Associate Global Communications at Duff & Phelps, where her team helps promote and ensure writing style and tone consistency across all internal and external communications and marketing materials.
She was recently named a finalist at Women's Web's Women in Corporate Allies 2020 virtual conference in the Luminary WICA for Growth category.
She's also VP at the Cornell Club of Mumbai, where she's part of a leadership committee that drives activities and engagement for Cornell alumni in Mumbai. She's a community builder and runs her own Lean In circle for women in marketing, communications, PR, advertising, sales, and personal branding.
She also wrote children's short stories for a non-profit called Tale Weavers. She has volunteered with several organizations in the past, including Teach for India, Rang De, Samhita Social Ventures, Acumen Fund, and Junior Achievement India. Her zeal to engage and interact with people who can inspire the creative soul within her is limitless.
A travel aficionado, she has gone glacier hiking, ice caving, ziplining on the longest urban zipline in the world, and snorkelling with sharks. She's also one of those lucky souls to have seen the Northern Lights!
You can connect with her on LinkedIn if you would like to talk about content, storytelling, food, travel, and personal growth! https://www.linkedin.com/in/kritikakulshrestha