Ruchika Tulshyan | HBA

Ruchika Tulshyan

Ruchika Tulshyan is the author of the critically-acclaimed Inclusion on Purpose: An Intersectional Approach to Creating a Culture of Belonging at Work (MIT Press). The book sold over 15,000 copies within its first six months of publication and was described as “transformative” by Dr. Brené Brown. She’s also the founder of Candour, an inclusion strategy practice. A former international business journalist, Ruchika is a regular contributor to The New York Times and Harvard Business Review.

As a keynote speaker, Ruchika has addressed audiences at organizations like NASA, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and U.S. Congress.

Ruchika co-wrote a paradigm-shifting article, Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome for Harvard Business Review, with Jodi-Ann Burey. The article has over a million views, has been translated into multiple languages and is one of's top most 100 read articles in history, as well as the top three articles for the publication in 2021. Best of all, people all over the world have said it helped change their relationship with the concept of imposter syndrome!  

Ruchika’s first book is The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality in the Workplace.

Ruchika is on the Thinkers50 Radar list, LinkedIn’s 2022 Top Voices on Gender Equality, and named among Hive Learning's Most Influential D&I Professionals for the past several years.