Ruchika Tulshyan

Her company, Candour, advises companies on diversity and inclusion strategy and communications. Inaugural Distinguished Professor-In Residence for Seattle University’s Communication Department.


Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2019.


Shortlisted for the 2023 Thinkers50 Talent Award.


Co-wrote (with Jodi-Ann Burey) one of’s top 100 most read articles in history: Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome.


Helps workplaces drive difficult, but necessary, conversations around dismantling barriers to access and how to build inclusive cultures. Her work focuses on designing equitable organizations and elevating the voices of professional women of colour.


Ruchika Tulshyan, an award-winning inclusion strategist and speaker, is CEO and founder of Candour, which works with organizations to create diverse teams and inclusive cultures. A former business journalist, she has reported from four countries and writes regularly on inclusive leadership for the Harvard Business Review


Inclusion on Purpose: An Intersectional Approach to Creating a Culture of Belonging at Work (2022) and The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender inequality in the Workplace (2016). 

NATIONALITY: Singaporean

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“An expert on diversity who is making ever bigger waves with her research and actions.”

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50

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