Nikki Barua
Entrepreneur. Author. Speaker.

Nikki Barua is a change agent with a big mission to unlock people’s potential through ideas, inspiration, and tools for transformation. She is a successful entrepreneur, speaker, and advisor who helps business leaders gain clarity of purpose and certainty of outcomes as they lead their organizations through change. 


Nikki led BeyondCurious, an award-winning digital transformation consultancy that partners with large companies to unlock innovation and growth. She has been recognized as a top female entrepreneur and has been featured in national media including Fortune and Forbes.

Nikki is the author of Beyond Barriers, where she provides the framework for success, showing readers how to knock down barriers, embrace adversity and unlock potential through clarity, courage, and conviction. By sharing her story and the stories of other successful women, Nikki encourages young women to dream big, take bold actions, and never ever give up.

Nikki is a fierce advocate for diversity as the fuel for innovation. She was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by ACE in 2014, named as a 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.