Empowering Women Through Thought Leadership


From India to 29+ countries in 10 years, SpeakIn has become a platform for every voice in the World, especially of Women!

I still remember that nights, staring at the Hyderabad city lights from my ISB dorm window. Dreams felt limitless then, whispers of an audacious vision stirring within. SpeakIn, a platform amplifying diverse voices and igniting change, seemed like a distant star. Yet, here we are, a global force connecting people from 29+ countries, and it all started with a single, unwavering belief: every voice matters.

Building SpeakIn, which includes 29+ country specific speaker bureaus, Find a Coach and Asia Dialogues hasn’t been a fairytale. Struggles and doubts were my constant companions, whispering insecurities. But the fire within, fueled by the inspiring mentors around me, refused to be extinguished. Each setback became a stepping stone, every challenge a lesson learned. Today, when I see any leader trying to excel in their domain, who are coached and mentored by speakIn experts, I see myself in them. Their growth journey are being powered by SpeakIn, where expert mentoring and coaching are acting as a ladder.

As in the month of January 2024, we made our presence in the 29th country and became the larger speaker bureau network in the world. As the founder of SpeakIn, I feel a profound sense of responsibility to leverage this platform for good, to uplift and empower others, especially on occasions like International Women’s Day. It’s a reminder that with great power comes great responsibility. We have the power to shape the growth of businesses, narratives, influence perceptions, and drive meaningful change. It’s our responsibility to use that power wisely, to champion diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to ensure that every voice, especially those of women, is heard and valued.

The Power of Voices:

Voices have the ability to shape narratives, challenge norms, and drive positive change in our society. As an entrepreneur, who also happens to be a women, I have witnessed firsthand the transformative impact that strong, confident leaders can have on individuals and communities. 

Coaching for Empowerment:

Coaching plays a crucial role in unlocking the potential within each individual. In my journey as an entrepreneur, I have come to appreciate the significance of mentorship and coaching in fostering personal and professional growth. I was fortunate to receive the guidance from great business leaders like Richard Rekhy, Piyush Pandey, Aditya Ghosh and others. A true coaching relationship fosters mutual respect and can provide guidance, support, and encouragement.

At SpeakIn, we are committed to connecting every aspiring leaders, especially women with experienced coaches who can help them navigate challenges, set and achieve goals, and ultimately become effective leaders in their respective fields. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur, a seasoned professional, or someone navigating a career change, coaching can be a valuable resource to help you reach your full potential.

Thought Leadership as a Catalyst:

In the realm of thought leadership, women have the opportunity to shape the future by sharing their unique insights and experiences. In this International Women’s Day, let us encourage women to step into the spotlight and share their expertise, perspectives, and innovative ideas.

By elevating women as thought leaders, we contribute to a more inclusive and diverse public discourse. It is my hope that women across various industries will feel empowered to share their stories, knowledge, and expertise, fostering a culture of collaboration and mutual support.

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, let us recognise the power of coaching and thought leadership in empowering women. By fostering a culture of mentorship, support, and inclusivity, we can pave the way for future generations of female leaders. As a woman entrepreneur, I am proud to play a part in this journey, and I look forward to witnessing the continued growth and success of women around the world. Happy International Women’s Day! And let’s hear from renowned International Women’s Day speakers who champion these values and inspire change.

Following are some of the SpeakIn Speaker Bureaus’ top voices who shared the journey with us: 

  • Dr Timothy Low – Singapore Speakers Bureau
  • Bruno Calabretta – Indonesia Speakers Bureau
  • Chari TVT – Malaysia Speakers Bureau
  • Mimi Nicklin – Thailand Speaker Bureau
  • YuJin Wong CSP – Philippines Speaker Bureau
  • Nam Ngo Thanh – Vietnam Speakers Bureau
  • Jing Wang – China and HongKong Speakers Bureau
  • Andy Fieldhouse – UAE Speakers Bureau including Dubai
  • Navid Nazemian – Saudi Arabia Speakers Bureau
  • Mine (Kocadag) Dedekoca – Turkey Speakers Bureau
  • Amos Avner – Israel Speakers Bureau
  • Shiv Shivakumar – Indian Speakers Bureau
  • Muhammad Yunus – Bangladesh Speakers Bureau
  • Paul Dupuis – Japan Speakers Bureau
  • Lowell Sheppard – South Korea Speakers Bureau
  • John Buchanan – Australia Speakers Bureau
  • Terence Mauri – United States and Canada Speakers Bureau
  • Ana Paula Alfredo – Brazil Speakers Bureau
  • João Bocas – Mexico, Chile and Argentina Speakers Bureau 
  • Christian Boucousis CSP – European and British Speakers Bureau
  • Ehi Iden – South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana Speakers Bureau
  • Dr. Oleg Konovalov – Russian Speakers Bureau

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About Deepshikha Kumar:

Often counted amongst the most-networked entrepreneurs of India, Deepshikha is at the helm of making a global mark with her startup – SpeakIn, Asia’s largest network of business experts and thought leaders. 

One of the most respected women entrepreneurs in the region, Deepshikha is the winner of 2021 Economic Times Most Promising Women Leaders, 2020 Google Digital Women Award in Leadership, 2020 Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs by Ministry of MSME Government of India and 2019 and 2017 Asia Women Icon Award Singapore, which celebrates Excellence in Entrepreneurship.

Deepshikha is a TEDx speaker. She is an author and an avid guide on building excellence in speech, Deepshikha recently finished her first book titled  ‘101 Lessons to be a Damn Good Speaker!’ – the official SpeakIn guide to becoming a five-star speaker. Most relevant for professional and aspiring speakers alike.

In sync with Deepshikha’s vision of creating an open talent economy, SpeakIn was founded in 2016, allowing businesses and individuals an access to handpicked experts in over 500 genres. Having completed its second round of funding in 2020, SpeakIn has expanded its network to over 12 countries in Asia from Singapore to Hong Kong, and from Israel to Indonesia. 

With the core philosophy to create a large yet highly-curated network, Deepshikha works non-stop with speakers and industry experts globally to inspire, motivate and channelize expertise. Thought leaders like Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Dr. Subrahmanyam Swami, Dr. Bimal Jalan, Nandan Nilekani and more have spoken on the SpeakIn platform. 

Deepshikha is a B.Tech. in IT from Delhi University and is an alumnus of the ISB, Hyderabad and the Wharton School of Business. She is also a bonafide Member of TiE – Global and Young FICCI Ladies Organization and continues to inspire young entrepreneurs with her zeal and her entrepreneurial spirit. Passionate about education, Deepshikha serves as an honorary faculty for leading Business Schools and writes actively on industry interests for Economic Times and association journals. Some of her most regarded writings are on inclusion such as the one on: Encourage, Engage, Prosper: Women in the Indian Industry.

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