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.
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.
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
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.
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.