Nikki Barua
Entrepreneur. Author. Speaker.

Nikki Barua is a change agent on a mission to unlock the potential through ideas, inspiration, and tools for transformation.

Nikki is a serial entrepreneur, international keynote speaker and bestselling author who has overcome significant adversity to achieve massive success. Her inspiring story of turning barriers into breakthroughs has been featured in national media including Fortune and Forbes


In her current role as CEO of Beyond Barriers, a global media and education company, Nikki helps women break through barriers and accelerate their success. She is also the founder of BeyondCurious, an award-winning digital transformation consultancy that partners with large companies to unlock innovation and growth.

Nikki has won numerous awards, including Entrepreneur of the Year by ACE in 2014, named as an EY North America Entrepreneurial Winning Woman in 2015, recognized as LA Woman of Influence by The Business Journals in 2016 and Women of Entrepreneurship by LA Lakers and Comerica Bank in 2017.

Her successes have given her a global platform of influence as a fierce advocate for diversity. As a thought leader and expert, she is passionate about helping organizations create more inclusive and innovative cultures.

Nikki graduated with three Masters degrees – she is a deeply curious, lifelong learner. She is fluent in 5 languages and speaks from her heart in all of them. She believes that we are all limitless, and she leads her life committed to going beyond barriers.