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BIO & HEADSHOTS

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-Ruchika

SHORT BIO

 

Ruchika Tulshyan is the best-selling author of Inclusion on Purpose: An Intersectional Approach to Creating a Culture of Belonging at Work (MIT Press). The book was described as “transformative” by Dr. Brené Brown.


Ruchika is also the founder of Candour, an inclusion strategy practice. A former international business journalist, Ruchika is a regular contributor to The New York Times and Harvard Business Review and a recognized media commentator on workplace culture.

LONG BIO

 

Ruchika Tulshyan is the best-selling author of Inclusion on Purpose: An Intersectional Approach to Creating a Culture of Belonging at Work (MIT Press). The book was described as “transformative” by Dr. Brené Brown. 

 

She’s also the founder of Candour, an inclusion strategy practice. A former international business journalist, Ruchika is a regular contributor to The New York Times and Harvard Business Review. As a keynote speaker, Ruchika has addressed audiences at organizations like NASA, Pixar, Google and the U.S. Congress. 

 

Close to 50,000 learners have learned from her first LinkedIn Learning course, “Moving DEI from Intention to Impact.”

 

Ruchika co-wrote a paradigm-shifting article, ‘Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome’ for Harvard Business Review, with Jodi-Ann Burey. The article was named among 20 most impactful HBR articles of all time. 

 

Ruchika is honored to be a LinkedIn Top Voice for Gender Equality in 2022! She was selected to Thinkers50 Radar 2019 and Hive Learning's Most Influential D&I leaders list for the past four years. In 2022, she received the Jeanette Williams Award from Seattle Women’s Commission for her work on advancing gender equality in the region.

 

Ruchika is an active investor in various women-founded ventures, including Armoire, Graham & Walker VC and Backstage Capital. 

 

She was previously adjunct faculty in Communications at University of Washington and Seattle University. Ruchika also wrote, “The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality in the Workplace.” 

 

A global citizen and Singaporean foodie, Ruchika has lived in four countries. She currently calls Seattle home.

 

Name pronunciation: Roo-CHEEK-ah Tool-SHE-yan

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