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Resilience & Pride: Breaking Barriers with Nikki Barua

May 30 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM PDT

Join us for a fireside chat titled “Resilience & Pride: Breaking Barriers with Nikki Barua”

As the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) closes out Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month and kicks off Pride Month, we invite you to join us for a profound virtual fireside chat with CEO & Co-Founder of Beyond Barriers, Nikki Barua. Her extraordinary journey as an immigrant, serial entrepreneur, board director, and innovation thought leader is a testament to ambition, resilience, and determination to shatter barriers. As an Asian American queer woman, Nikki has triumphed over significant challenges to carve her path to success in both corporate and entrepreneurial realms. Her story of courage and empowerment is a guiding light, inspiring us to embrace our authentic selves and realize our fullest potential.

Moderated by NAAAP Pride Director Noelle Blanco, this enlightening discussion will delve into Nikki’s experiences navigating intersectional identities and empowering women and LGBTQ+ individuals in the workplace.

Name of Presenter – Nikki Barua

Title of Presenter – CEO & Co-Founder, Beyond Barriers

Pronouns – She/Her

Biography of Presenter

Nikki Barua is a serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker, bestselling author, and leading expert in helping companies and individuals become future-ready.

In her 25-year career in the digital space, Nikki has helped global brands accelerate success through rapid innovation. Now she is on a mission to help companies accelerate success by unlocking talent potential at scale. Nikki is the CEO & Co-Founder of Beyond Barriers, the world’s only Career Fitness platform that helps professionals go further faster.

Nikki serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Directors of LPAC and is on the Board of Advisors at Switch and WIN. Nikki has won numerous awards, including Entrepreneur of the Year by ACE, named as an EY North America Entrepreneurial Winning Woman, honored as one of the 21 Leaders for the 21st Century, recognized as Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Women, LA Woman of Influence by The Business Journals and Women of Entrepreneurship by LA Lakers.

Nikki holds three Masters degrees and is a lifelong learner with insatiable curiosity. She is fluent in 5 languages and speaks from her heart in all of them. She believes that we are all limitless; she leads her life committed to going beyond barriers and inspiring others to live up to their highest potential.

For further information on Nikki Barua, please visit the following links:

Website: https://www.nikkibarua.com/

Website: https://www.gobeyondbarriers.com/

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to NAAAP’s Director of Heritage, Culture and Education Mike Quan via email at [email protected].


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