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Ruchika Tulshyan

2020 and 2023 Speaker

RUCHIKA TULSHYAN  is an award-winning inclusion strategist and CEO and founder of Candour, which works with organizations to create diverse teams and inclusive cultures. Tulshyan is a keynote speaker and former business journalist who has addressed audiences at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pixar, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, U.S. Congress and more. She writes regularly for The New York Times and Harvard Business Review (HBR) on workplace inclusion and equity. Her second book Inclusion on Purpose was published in March 2022. Tulshyan cowrote a paradigm-shifting article, Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome for HBR, with Jodi-Ann Burey. The article has over a million views, has been translated into multiple languages, and is one of’s top 100 most read articles in history, as well as the top 3 articles for the publication in 2021. Find it in You, the Leader, a book published by HBR Press. People all over the world have said it helped change their relationship with the concept of imposter syndrome! Tulshyan is on the Thinkers50 Radar list, a 2022 LinkedIn Top Voice for Gender Equity to Follow, and the 2022 recipient of the Jeanette Williams Award in recognition of her leadership and impact in the Seattle area. Tulshyan holds degrees from the London School of Economics and Columbia University and is an alumnus of the Young American Leaders Program at Harvard Business School. She serves on the Seattle Women’s Commission and on the founding editorial team of women-run-and-funded media website, The Establishment.