Nikki Barua and Monica Marquez share a zest for life and a passion for the advancement of women. Their company, Beyond Barriers, is a platform for leadership coaching, personal transformation and community engagement designed to help organizations accelerate women in leadership.
Bizjournals.com asked business leaders and entrepreneurs to share their thoughts on the challenges women are facing as well as the opportunities for mentoring in these times. Nikki Barua, along with others, offers guidance to executives who are looking to start a mentoring relationship in these challenging times.
Nikki Barua participates in this panel which highlights three companies that are strategically focused on equity in the field of entrepreneurship, as well as entrepreneurs who have engaged with these companies and implemented their visions to make an impact in their communities and beyond.
As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, many women find themselves under increasing stress. Nikki Barua, founder and CEO of Beyond Barriers, a professional development membership program for women, shares how the virus has impacted her life the most and how her experience can help other people during this time.
“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.”
To create lasting change, Barua says that companies must engage all stakeholders, not just some: “There’s a huge opportunity for creating faster impact at a greater scale; it’s not just for one person or company to solve.”
In many ways, it's a great time for American women. More women are earning undergraduate and advanced college degrees, and are climbing through the executive ranks. And today, women own 10 million small businesses in the United States. While that's an impressive number—up 70 percent since the late 1990s—it still represents only one-third of US business owners.
Envested CEO Isa Watson, Carbon Robotics Co-founder and CEO Rosanna Myers, and Beyond Curious CEO Nikki Barua speak with Synack Co-founder and CEO Jay Kaplan at the Bloomberg Breakaway CEO Summit in New York.
Nikki Barua is the CEO of BeyondCurious, a digital transformation company working with names like Toyota and Sonos. (FS) She's also the author of Beyond Barriers. She says investors need to pay close attention to a company's culture.