Nikita Nagesh is a product manager at BlueChilli where she works with startup founders, UX designers and developers to turn startup ideas into tech products. Nikita is passionate about creating technology which has a positive social impact in the world and she is working with the Refugee Yoga Project to create a mobile app to teach refugees yoga to help them to heal from depression and PTSD.
Nikita is the co-founder of the Leading Women video series (in partnership with UNSW), where young women interview women who are directors of ASX200 boards. The goal is to bring attention to the importance of gender equality on boards and to inspire young women to aim for leadership positions in the business world.
Nikita studied Commerce/Law at UNSW, and before working with startups she was a management consultant at EY and had various roles in the legal industry. Nikita was born in Bengaluru, India and has a strong connection to India. She visits India every year to spend time with her grandmother and she loves yoga and Indian dancing.