Shreyasi Singh

Founder & CEO, Harappa Education

Shreyasi’s journey to entrepreneurship, and higher education, is itself symbolic of the diversity and opportunities of modern careers. She is currently Founder & CEO, Harappa Education - an online education institution that aims to become a necessary and high-quality learning destination for all young professionals

She began her career as a journalist, and spent more than 10 years in media, across news agencies, broadcast and specialty print media. She was the editor of the Indian edition of Inc., the iconic American magazine on entrepreneurship. The magazine was consistently commended for its benchmark production values, editorial quality and fresh storytelling. Her fascination for entrepreneurship, especially around tech-enabled scale businesses, was seeded at this time.

Shreyasi has written two books on entrepreneurship, including The Wealth Wallahs, which profiledIndia’s first-generation wealth creators and a new breed of wealth managers. She was recognized with the Young Woman Author Award by India’s Women Enterprise Awards for the book. Her second book, The Girl Who Thinks In Numbers, is a children’s book, and tells the real-life story of a woman entrepreneur. She has also been a columnist for Mint, where she wrote two columns, Surviving Start-Ups and Art of Work.

A few years ago, Shreyasi switched to higher education, driven by the opportunity to help build a women’s-only management program. She set up the program’s Careers, Mentorship and Executive Education initiatives. She has also taught effective writing, business communication and critical thinking at several universities and programs across India.

Shreyasi is an alumnus of the Lady Shri Ram College For Women and the Indian Institute of Mass Communication.