SEEMA SUMMIT Speaker: Luminary’s Surabhi Lal

Surabhi Lal

We are thrilled that Surabhi Lal will be one of our speakers at the SEEMA SUMMIT, on Sunday March 8 in New York City. The event gives center stage to influential South Asian women for remarks and panel discussions of their professional and personal experiences. We also will announce exclusive findings from SEEMA about how cultural expectations impact the lives of South Asian women. 

Surabhi Lal is the Chief Impact Officer at Luminary, a nationally recognized collaboration hub dedicated to advancing women through community. She is deeply passionate about the future of work, equity in the workplace, and creating cultures where individuals and teams thrive. Surabhi has coached thousands of job seekers, entrepreneurs, and small businesses to help them achieve meaningful success. She specializes in designing, curating, and facilitating transformative experiences and programs that encourage learning, growth, and community. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, sits on the board of the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation and is a Gallup-Certified CliftonStrengths Coach.

She is passionate about developing talent, cultivating good management, and creating cultures where individuals and teams thrive. As a skilled career coach and Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach she has a natural ability to see someone’s unique talents and motivations in people and knows that a career impacts many facets of one’s life. She gets great joy from making the unwritten rules of a job search and work more explicit to create equity and guiding others on their journey to career success. Surabhi is committed to the belief that workplaces have an extraordinary opportunity to increase interaction among people of different backgrounds and create inclusive communities.

Surabhi has worked in various areas of public service, including higher education, international education, and grants management. She has presented at national conferences, such as NetImpact, ACPA, and the NASPAA Career Conference. Surabhi holds a Master of Education from The University of Vermont and a bachelor degree from Virginia Tech in Agricultural Economics and Liberal Studies.

Join us to hear and network with additional speakers such as Aneri Shah (Founder at Sightworthy), Deepti Sharma (Founder at FoodtoEat), Nayantara Dutta (Founder at Defining Desi), Roopa Unnikrishnan (Head of Strategy at Harman), Shweta Shetty (Vice President, Corporate Strategy at SAP), Smita Pillai (Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Dow Jones), Surabhi Lal (Chief Impact Officer at Luminary) and more. 

The SEEMA Summit begins with Brunch and ends with networking as well as mingling among pop-up shops with cocktails.

9:30 AM Registration and Brunch
10:00 AM Welcome with Meditation
10:50 AM Keynote – Chef Palak Patel
11:15 AM Pane: Balancing it all in the corporate world
11:45 AM Panel: Beyond STEM – a discussion on Coronavirus
12:15 PM Panel: Leaders changing the world through entrepreneurship
1:00 PM Discussion breakouts
1:40 PM Pop-up shops, cocktails
  

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