2019 Shakti Speakers

The following featured speakers will take part in the 2019 conference. Additional speakers will be announced during the summer.

Visit the MHC Shakti Speaker archive to see who has presented at past conferences.

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Roopa Purushothaman

Chief Economist and Head of Policy Advocacy, Tata & Sons

Katherine C. (KC) Haydon

Katherine C. (KC) Haydon, Mount Holyoke class of ’00

Associate Professor of Psychology and Education, Mount Holyoke College

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Neera Nundy

Co-founder, Dasra

Kaleroy Zervos

Kaleroy Zervos

Theater teacher, American School of Bombay

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Lakshmi Chaudhry, Mount Holyoke class of ’90

Founder and CEO, broadsheet.in

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Samhita Arni, Mount Holyoke class of ’06

Self-employed writer

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Fiona Reynolds

Deputy Head of School, the American School of Bombay

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Shubika Bilkha, Mount Holyoke Class of ’06

Partner, Edpower-U

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Prerna Aswani

Initiative Coordinator, The Karta Initiative

Shveta Raina, CEO and Founder, Talerang

Shveta Raina

CEO and Founder, Talerang

Poorna Swami, Writer, choreographer, dancer

Poorna Swami, Mount Holyoke class of ’15

Writer, choreographer, dancer, Self-employed

Amrita Nair, Co-founder and Director, Research and Development, Apni Shala Foundation

Amrita Nair

Co-founder & Director, Research and Development, Apni Shala Foundation

Shuba Visweswaran

Shuba Visweswaran

CEO and Founder, Broadsheet Media Private Limited

Mansi Shah, Co-Founder, CEO, Happy Feet Home

Mansi Shah

Co-Founder, CEO, Happy Feet Home

Seema Kamble, Community & Social Responsibility Coordinator, American School of Bombay

Seema Kamble

Community & Social Responsibility Coordinator, American School of Bombay

Ashrita Johnson, Teacher, American School of Bombay

Ashrita Johnson

Teacher, American School of Bombay

Vibha Bakshi, National Award winning Director and Producer, Responsible Films

Vibha Bakshi

National Award winning Director & Producer, Responsible Films

Sugandh and Surabhi Gupta, Co-Founders, SpiderTwin Solutions

Sugandh Gupta and Surabhi Gupta

Co-Founders, SpiderTwin Solutions

Namita Mehta, President, The Red Pen

Namita Mehta

President, The Red Pen

Aanal Bhagwati, Executive Coach, Aanal Bhagwati Coaching & Consulting

Aanal Bhagwati

Executive Coach, Aanal Bhagwati Coaching & Consulting

Nalini Sorensen, Children's Book Author

Nalini Sorensen

Children's Book Author, Self-employed

Shari Abbott, 2019

Shari Abbott

Personalized Learning Coordinator/Teacher of English, American International School Chennai

Shivani Bhasin Sachdeva, 2019 (Woman standing by a window, with arms crossed and a smile on her face.)

Shivani Bhasin Sachdeva, Mount Holyoke class of ’96

Founder and CEO, India Alternatives

Rochelle DSouza, 2019

Rochelle DSouza

Principal, Lighthouse Advisors India Private Limited

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Vijaya Pastala, Mount Holyoke class of ’89

Founder, Under the Mango Tree

Ravina Kohli, 2019

Ravina Kohli

Partner, Simpatiko