Nikki Barua
Serial Entrepreneur.
Bestselling Author & Influencer.
International Keynote Speaker.

I am a leading expert in helping people and organizations adapt to change. I am on a mission to unleash female leaders and accelerate their success.

I am the Founder & CEO of Beyond Barriers, a global leadership platform, that helps women gain momentum with adaptive strategies, digital-age skills, access to resources, and peer accountability cohorts. I am also the founder of BeyondCurious, an award-winning digital innovation agency that partners with large companies to unlock innovation with agile processes, design thinking and diverse cultures


I am honored to have received numerous awards, including Entrepreneur of the Year by ACE, named as an EY North America Entrepreneurial Winning Woman, recognized as LA Woman of Influence by The Business Journals and Women of Entrepreneurship by LA Lakers and Comerica Bank.

My story of turning barriers into breakthroughs has been featured in national media including Fortune and Forbes. My successes have given me a global platform of influence as a fierce advocate for diversity. As a thought leader and expert, I’m passionate about making the world more inclusive and innovative.

I graduated with three Masters degrees and I am a deeply curious, lifelong learner. I am fluent in 5 languages and speak from my heart in all of them. I believe that we are all limitless, and I lead my life committed to going beyond barriers.