Gayathri Shukla is the founder of Campfire Kinship, a social impact agency providing story-based training, advisory, and creative media to help teams uncover their diverse strengths and build empathy skills. Her professional background includes over 17 years of engineering and leadership experience in the energy sector. She holds an electrical engineering degree from the University of Calgary and an Executive MBA from Queen’s University. She is the TD Fellow for Economic and Financial inclusion at Public Policy Forum, contributing to research on policy development for economic wellbeing across Canada.
Certified in a method of storytelling called guided autobiography, Gayathri empowers communities to celebrate their diversity, and cultivate a culture of belonging. She is an inspiring keynote speaker, writer, and podcast host of Hearth 2 Heart at radio station CJSW 90.9, where she spotlights diverse role models. She was recently awarded two grants from Calgary Arts Development, one for a video storytelling project to build empathy across differences, and the second, for an anthology on the transformative stories of immigrant women. As a story-crafting instructor, she is leading 35+ participants through the process of writing and publishing their book, set to launch in September 2022!