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EY - Nikki Barua

Nikki Barua


Nikki Barua is a change agent with a big mission: to be a catalyst that unlocks the potential in a billion people through ideas, inspiration and tools for transformation. She is leading a movement to empower people and organizations to thrive amidst disruption.

Nikki founded BeyondCurious in 2011 to help large companies innovate like start-ups. Since then, the award-winning digital accelerator has created massive impact by guiding leading brands in achieving their digital transformation goals. She is a member of the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Class of 2015 and was recognized as a Woman of Influence by L.A. Biz in 2016.

Her inspiring story of overcoming personal adversity and dreaming big has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Fox and CNBC. Recognized for her success as an immigrant, gay, minority, woman entrepreneur, Nikki is a fierce advocate for diversity as the fuel for innovation.