In the Media
DEI initiatives hurt by budget cuts, hostile politics
Diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives face multiple attacks from layoffs, budget cuts and political opposition that question the value of these programs. In this article, Nikki Barua shares her perspective on the impacts of corporate cutbacks on DEI initiatives.
#PrideMonth: Indian-origin entrepreneur Nikki Barua shares her heartwarming story of acceptance, says visibility matters
June is celebrated each year as Pride Month across the world. Each year, it is marked by stories of acceptance and inclusion especially anecdotes shared by several prominent personalities. Indian-origin entrepreneur, Nikki Barua took to LinkedIn to share a significant moment from her life. The entrepreneur wrote a lengthy post reflecting on her life journey, especially stepping out into the light after hiding in the shadows for a long time.
Mentoring Through Challenging Times: Top 10 lessons for 2022
If ever there was a year that tested us it was 2021 as COVID not only continued but flared. Supply chain woes and inflation combined to test us more and climate change created natural disasters that made many lives much more difficult. But Nikki Barua sees some positive takeaways and coping mechanisms that can take us through 2022 and beyond. Read on to learn why disruption doesn’t have to be dystopian by Nikki Barua, Co-founder and CEO, Beyond Barriers, New York City
Live Your Best Life with Liz Brunner – Nikki Barua
Nikki joins host Liz Brunner and shares her story of leaving her childhood home in India to pursue the American dream. She bought a one-way ticket to the United States and thus began a journey of not only self-discovery but ultimately also launched a mission to unleash female leaders and accelerate their success.
Ey.com – Monica Marquez and Nikki Barua: propelling women higher
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.
How do you start to mentor in a pandemic environment?
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.
Milken Institute Global Conference 2020
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.
Forbes Ignite Livestream
Forbes Ignite Livestream: Destigmatized: An Open Dialogue on Mental Health, Acceptance and Radical Vulnerability
In Her Own Words: Nikki Barua learned the power of the pause
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.
LPAC – Announces Two New Board Members
LPAC joyfully welcomes two new board members to our ranks: Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza, Senior Strategist at The Justice Collaborative, and Nikki Barua, founder and CEO of Beyond Barriers.
The Ordinary Podcast – This Is Nikki Barua
“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.”
Fortune – Social Responsibility Matters in a Digital World
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.”
designmodo – 17 Must-Read Books for Product and UX Designers
“17 Must-Read Books for Product and UX Designers.”
Chase – Why we’re telling the stories of women business owners
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.
Civilized – With Corporate Social Responsibility, ‘You Can Get Rich By Doing The Right Thing’
“The days where corporate social responsibility was a department and a side initiative - that's dead.”
Advocate – Trump Should Care About LGBT People Being Bumped Off Census
“Visibility creates awareness. Awareness leads to acceptance. And widespread acceptance ends discrimination. You can’t change hearts, minds, and attitudes if you are invisible.”