"When opportunities began to cross my path, some didn't align with my vision for BeyondCurious. The companies were too small, or they requested services I simply couldn't provide.
It took a lot of guts to say "no," because I knew those jobs would have paid the bills. But they would have distracted me from building the type of business I want to work at every day. It was like being homeless and hungry, while standing in front of a feast and not being able to eat."
"In 1980, I was a little girl growing up in India, a nation struggling with poverty. No Barbie dolls or fancy toys or TV shows. And definitely no Disneyland. I didn’t grow up with access to media or exposure to successful role models."
"Nikki's company BeyondCurious, Inc. is actively engaged in the sports industry and helping transform the fan experience. Her purpose and mission to unlock the limitless potential of people and organizations is what drives her to create impact each and every day. As a woman leader, she defies the stereotypes of what it means to balance femininity with boldness, authenticity with vulnerability, intelligence with hear."
"Having gone from participant in the Google Accelerate Pilot Program to being a featured case study in Google’s corporate marketing efforts, her company has taken tremendous strides since 2011 under her governance."
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POWERTALK is a series of interviews with inspiring girls ages 30 or older where they share their career journeys and the important lessons they've learned along the way.
Here, Nikki shares her journey to becoming a CEO + Co-Founder of BeyondCurious.
Discover Your Purpose. Find Your Passion.
Nikki will share some of her knowledge and insights on living a purpose driven business and a passion driven life. We’ll talk about how one goes about discovering their purpose and what that really means. We’ll discuss why momentum matters and what it really means to retain control of your company’s destiny as well as your own.
“Our biggest differentiator is our philosophy of ‘innovation at speed’,” said Barua. “Our approach employs Silicon Valley techniques for rapid results – a departure from traditional creative agency methodologies. Our people, methods, culture, and pricing model are all designed for innovation at speed."
"It was this entirely different context, where I realized I was not American, not white, not male, and not straight," says Barua. "That experience made me incredibly resourceful and resilient; it was a catalytic experience."
Nikki Barua of BeyondCurious Named One of North America’s Top Women Entrepreneurs by EY
"Diversity fuels innovation by embracing otherness and allowing differences in perspectives so that the most powerful ideas prevail. The EY program not only promotes diversity but also provides a platform for women entrepreneurs to be visible role models for others."