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Watch on Youtube Sangeeta Waldron is a multi-award winning Public Relations professional with over three decades’ worth of experience. She runs her own London based PR agency, Serendipity PR & Media, working across business, arts, and culture in growth international markets. In this Curryup Startup episode, host Priyanka Komala talks to Sangeeta on the evolving role of Public Relations in today’s global world.In August 2019 Sangeeta published her first business book, The PR Knowledge Book by Business Expert Press, which received high acclaim by international business leaders. She is also global contributing editor for the India CSR Network, the largest news platform on sustainable business news and corporate social responsibility in India.Sangeeta started out her career writing speeches for a previous UK Prime Minister and Ministers, and has worked at the top level with big, powerful global brands, which includes - the Economist Group; The Times Education Supplement; Mayor of London; and charities. An international speaker. She moderates a regular panel discussion for Asian Voice newspaper that supports British Asian women in business. Sangeeta sits on different boards.Top Takeaways:Three steps to creating your personal brand : kindness, pay it forward, sustainabilityBrands of organizations need to be transparent and be story tellers engaging all stakeholdersGen Z would need more accountability from organizationsHow my childhood experiences and my mom shaped me to be an authorI didn’t get a red carpet welcome after graduation as I thought I didn’t have the life skillsSustainability is a core component of Corporate Social ResponsbilityConsumer awareness is at an all time high with COVID, #BLM and the global issuesI have learned to be courageous and being in the UK all by myself figuring out my life.We need to help each other succeedIn life, uncertainty keeps us goingConnect with Sangeeta:The PR Knowledge Global Editor India CSRLinkedinSerendipity's Facebook Page Subscribe to the podcast and never miss an episode
KUPPULAKSHMI KRISHNAMOORTHYPRODUCT EVANGELIST, ZOHO Kuppulakshmi, fondly known as Kuppu, heads the Zoho for Startups program globally. She has been part of Zoho's growth story for about a decade, and bridging the gap between businesses and technology has been her core area of work. In this episode of Curryup Startup, host Priyanka Komala spotlights Asian leader Kuppu who talks about her career as head of communications and soft skills at Zoho to empowering startups. In this exclusive, she talks about the significance of her name, how she negotiates every day to make her worth known and integrating life as a mom working across offices in Dubai, Singapore, India. Meet the power women who talks about being on stage to share her wisdom as a speaker.Kuppu focuses on strategic alliances between Zoho and various startup bodies such as State Governments, Incubators, Accelerators, and other stakeholders. She is a mentor to various startups and guides them on pitching, design thinking, and on using EQ while hiring new talents while setting up the vision and culture of the startup. Is a sought-after keynote speaker on topics like future skills, emotional intelligence, and human element of technology.Her extensive experience of being a softskills and communication trainer and a voice&accent specialist, strengthen her expertise in story telling, and she is a great fan of "explain-it-like-I am-five" concept. Kuppu believes that the best way to live life is to be useful to others, and she strives to find a balance between giving and taking. She is an active volunteer with various socially-impacting projects, and is a chief trainer and mentor for Project PUTHRI - that intends to empower ten-thousand girl children from underprivileged background, every year.She is an ambivert, reads a lot of non-fiction, writes, sings, paints, dances, practices sustainable living, and is also a foodie who can cook. Is a hands-on mom to a super-active 8-year-old, and has plants for pets.Social media handles(website, twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram) (@Kuppulakshmi)
In this episode of Curryup Startup, we spotlight Asian entrepreneurs Aditi Patil and Deepali Paul, Co-founders of We are Pistachios an exclusive global membership community by and for Relocating Spouses. Host Priyanka Komala speaks to them about their journey, the idea behind We are Pistachios, highs, and lows of founding a startup and a fun rapid-fire round. Aditi Patil is a Talent Builder, Executive Coach, Relocating Spouse, Founder of We are Pistachio. We are Pistachio is a global community of relocating spouses. We exist to help relocating spouses navigate the adventure that relocation is The Pistachio promise is : No relocating spouse is ever alone.Deepali Paul is a serial entrepreneur with a go-getter attitude from a very diverse and rich background. She has founded two companies ; one in interior design and the other in the anti-sexual harassment training space. Certified Project Management Professional Successfully managed projects over 14 years across diverse industries and geographies. She relocated to the US in 2016.Connect with them: LinkedinJoin FB group: to the Pistachio Podcast on Anchor , Spotify and other platforms. 
In this episode we talked with Canada’s Consul General to the Southern US, Nadia Theodore on her childhood, what inspired her to take up a career in public service though she wanted to be a teacher to the most and least favorite parts of her job. True to the meaning of her name Nadia which means fun loving she talks about being authentic and how she is focused on promoting diversity and inclusion at her workplace. From her role model to what success means to how she describes herself check out this entertaining episode which gives a never before sneak peek of who she is.Connect with Nadia:TwitterLinkedInBio:Nadia Theodore joined the Canadian civil service in 2000. She has made her career in the Trade Agreement and Negotiations Branch of Global Affairs, holding leadership positions on several recent and major trade initiatives of Global Affairs Canada, including serving as one of the two Deputy Chief Negotiators for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership and as the Executive Director of Canada’s Secretariat for the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.Consul General Theodore previously served at Canada’s Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organization and at Canada’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, in Geneva Switzerland. Directly prior to being named Consul General for the US Southeast, in August 2017, she served in Ottawa as Chief of Staff and Executive Director to Canada’s Deputy Minister for International Trade.With over 10 years of trade policy experience, Ms. Theodore’s appointment came as Canada, Mexico and the United States launched negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). As part of Canada’s international trade negotiating team, Ms. Theodore built a reputation for forging strong partnerships with government and business leaders and managing complex, priority trade initiatives.Ms. Theodore was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of London and an M.A. in Political Science from Carleton University.
What are the three secrets of successful entrepreneurs? Is passion sufficient to thrive? In this episode, I chat with Tel K. Ganesan, serial entrepreneur, investor, film producer, publisher, business leader, philanthropist, and mentor on how he takes risks, how he handled near bankruptcy, how Asian heritage could be a barrier to run for office, words of wisdom for Senator Kamala Harris and his vision for 2020. Tel is the Founder & Chairman, Kyyba, Inc. and Founder & Managing Director of Kyyba Films, Kyyba Wellness, Kyyba Innovations, Kyyba Intermedia, and charitable organizations Kyyba Kidz, and Hope for Flint Foundation.Tel received his EMBA in Business Administration and Management from the University of Michigan - Ross School of Business, and his Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University. He is also a motivating public speaker and Executive Producer for many ongoing and upcoming film projects.Tel has appeared on several TV and radio interviews such as CBS62/CW50 News, FOX 2 News, Detroit Public TV, NPR, WWJ News Radio, BBC, and Indian TV Channels. In addition, Tel has been featured in numerous digital and print media such as Financial Times, Detroit News, Oakland Press, dbusiness Magazine, Corp Magazine, and has received several awards of excellence & honor such as Champions of the New Economy, dbusiness Detroit 500, Most powerful business leaders in Detroit, Crain’s 50 Names to know in IT, Corporate Leadership Award, Founders Award, Diversity Business Leader, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year finalist - 2014, 2013, 2012, Outstanding Young Asian American of Michigan, Special Tribute for Excellence - Michigan State Senate, Outstanding Service & Contribution Award, Excellence Award, Leader & Innovator Award.Connect with Tel and his work:Kyyba Innovations SM:•••••’s SM:•••••
A road tripping entrepreneur who goes by the name Vineet Rajan. With travel DNA in the blood he has road tripped over 300,000 kilometers on two wheels and four. He now is a full stack marketer and the co-founder of India's leading road trip planner - ScoutMyTrip. Vineet rides the Royal Enfield who he fondly calls Laetitia - Roman goddess of happiness. Connect with Vineet/ScoutMyTrip to take the next step and travel? Here is an exclusive travel checklist. 
How can we better business leaders and entrepreneurs? What can we learn from GE, WeWork, Equifax fiascos? Is there a decision making process structure that we could decipher? In this episode, I chat with Disaster Avoidance Expert, Dr. Gleb Tsipursky who protects leaders from disasters by developing the most effective decision-making strategies. A cognitive neuroscientist and behavioral economist, Dr. Tsipursky writes for Inc., Time, and CNBC. A best-selling author, his new book, available on Amazon and in bookstores everywhere, is Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters. Connect with Dr. GlebTwitter : : : https://disasteravoidanceexperts.comWise Decision Maker Course
Aparna Vedapuri Singh is the CEO of Women’s Web based out of India. Women's Web is an online magazine and community for the thinking woman. It revolves around interesting and useful information on Career development, Managing work and family, Successful women, Entrepreneurship, Women’s health and personal finances. She has grown Women's Web over the last 6 years to one of India's leading platforms for women, with high-quality reads, sourced from the community and driven by a strong editorial team. The platform reached 7 million readers, carried the voices of over a 1000 women and worked with some of India's biggest brands that want to reach urban Indian women.Connect w/Aparna:
Mihir Dalal is an editor with Mint, from where he has covered internet businesses for more than five years. He was born and brought up in Bombay and currently lives in Bangalore, where he has spent most of his professional life. Big Billion Startup is his first book. A leading production house has bought the movie rights for the book.In this exclusive from Bangalore, India, Mihir shares a sneak peek on life in the metro city, his career journey as an investigative journalist at the heights of recession, future of newspaper industry. Having covered Flipkart for years and the founders Sachin and Binny Bansal, he talks about the story of his book India’s Big billion startup “The untold story of Flipkart”, a soon to be motion picture, the key moment that catapulted Flipkart to its unicorn status, personalities of its leadership and the drama as it unfolded with Walmart’s acquisition. We sum it up with a fun rapid fire round!Connect:Linkedin - Mihir DalalTwitter - Mihirdtweets Instagram - @mihirdbcBig Billion Startup book
Minda Harts is the CEO of The Memo LLC, a career development platform for women of color. She is the best-selling author of The Memo: What Women of Color Need To Know To Secure A Seat At The Table. Minda is an Assistant Professor at NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, and she has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The Guardian, and more. Minda frequently speaks on Leadership, Diversity, and Entrepreneurship. Connect with Minda
On this week's episode of #CurryUpStartup, I interview Anita Badhwar, International Educator and Author of Little Princess Rani book series. In this podcast, Anita shares her passion for bridging cultural awareness among communities through her writing, how it has served as a creative outlet , inspiration from kids to portray Indian heritage and advise for pursuing your dreams. A fun rapid fire round on role model and beyond awaits you.Anita grew up in Toronto, Canada but now lives in the United States. Anita decided to pursue her lifelong dream of writing a South Asian children's book series in 2012. In particular, she wanted celebrate her heritage with the world by writing a book series that presented information about India, Indian culture and Hindu festivals. Since 2012, her books have been featured Canadian Living Magazine and several South Asian on-line magazines in Canada, the UK, and the United States. Anita worked as an International Educator with Santa Fe College (Florida) in which she advised students on how to enrich their education through international programs and opportunities. She lives in Florida with her husband, and two children, and her lovable dog Buddy.Connect w/Anita: HERE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THE BOOK GIVEAWAY CONTEST Links to Anita’s books on Amazon:Rani Saves Diwali Rani Celebrates Holi Rani Visits The Taj Mahal Rani's Green Ganesh Chaturthi Festival Rani and the Safari Surprise! Rani and the Very Special Rakhi “Vivamus pellentesque vitae neque at vestibulum. Donec efficitur mollis dui vel pharetra.” — Jonathan L.
On this week's episode of #CurryUpStartup, I interview Aarushi Gupta, a 14 year old from Gurgam, India who runs When I was 13 Podcast that takes people down the memory lane on how their world was when they were 13. From her dream guest Lilly Singh to what family means to her, this young podcaster’s insights and her time machine podcast would leave you inspired.
On this week's episode of #CurryUpStartup, I interview Priyanka Raha from Seattle, USA, CEO of PopSmart Kids that reinvents digital playtime for kids, an advocate of meaningful tech-time advocate, Public Speaker and Program Manager of TEDxYouth@Seattle. Learn how she combines her passion for technology and children, mentoring over monitoring as we open up on our challenges of being working moms/Entrepreneurs while spending quality time with kids.
On this week's episode of #CurryUpStartup, I interview Siddartha Ahluwalia, Co-Founder of SHEROES, India’s largest digital community and founder of 100x Entrepreneur podcast series, the no. 1 podcast for startup ecosystem in India. Hear his life journey, what he learnt from his father, moments of existential crisis, how success has shaped him and the importance of business skills. We get to hear it all by putting Siddhartha in the hot seat for a change!Connect with Siddhartha:
On this week's episode of #CurryUpStartup, I interview Natasha Varma, CEO of Vaundry focused on disrupting the clothing care industry with valet Laundry that is affordable and convenient using technology. Sign up with your email address to receive new episodes First Name Last Name Email Address SUBSCRIBE Thank you! Connect with Natasha:
On this week's episode of #CurryUpStartup, I interview Nitesh Agrawal, CEO of Indiez focused on creating #futureofwork by building world-class web products for non-technical organizations and harnessing the power of top tech talent from around the globe.Connect with Nitesh:
On this week's episode of #CurryUpStartup, I interview G.Nagesh Rao on what it takes to be an entrepreneur and how to develop risk-taking abilities. Nagesh is currently modernizing the USA Small Business Administration's (SBA) internal and external facing technology platforms from an enterprise vantage point.Connect with Nagesh:
On this week's episode of #CurryUpStartup, I interview Monica Kang who is unlocking creativity for all and transforming workplace innovation as the Founder &CEO of Innovators Box and Author of #RethinkCreativity.Connect with
On this week's episode of #CurryUpStartup, I interview Hiro Nishimura, founder of 'awsnewbies' who is making cloud computing and tech as a whole accessible for those without technical backgrounds like herself.Existing in the intersection of multiple minority groups, including being a disabled female Asian woman in tech who transitioned into tech after graduating with degrees in special education, Hiro has been working to find creative ways to help under-represented segments of the population access tech as a career. Hiro has spent the past 10 years going from a college student pursuing a master's degree in special education to engineer to sysadmin to technical instructor while navigating the world as a disabled woman in tech.Connect with
On this week's episode of #CurryUpStartup, I interview Swathi Young, an entrepreneur in Artificial Intelligence who shares insights on what inspires her, the future of AI and a fun rapid fire round. Swathi is the founder of TechNotch solutions, a technology strategy and management consulting company. She believe that the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and humanities is important to focus on as we lay the foundation of AI applications for future generations. Swathi is currently researching the ethical implications of biased data in AI applications. Connect with Swathi:
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