Women in Leadership: Shikha Uberoi Bajpai '00 encourages Stuart girls to appreciate themselves and lead with integrity
Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
Through the Women in Leadership Speaker Series, our students get to hear from prominent women leaders in a variety of fields. The series is offered through the National Center for Girls' Leadership at Stuart and was initiated in 2006 with the goal of educating girls, and those who mentor and support them, to qualities of "leadership for life." On Monday, November 19, Stuart girls were honored to meet alumna Shikha Uberoi Bajpai '00, who is vice president of Indi.com, owner of Impact Media 360 and a former professional tennis player. Shikha generously shared her experience and expertise as she worked with a peer leadership class, spent gouter speaking with the Upper School tennis team, had a private lunch with the Middle School tennis team, spoke with a group of Upper School and eighth grade girls, and gave a formal presentation to girls in grades 4-12 in the afternoon.
Shikha reflected on the foundation and values she developed while attending Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. She encouraged girls to take up space, be heard, appreciate themselves, strive for excellence and to lead with integrity and strength. Click here for photos.
About Shikha Uberoi Bajpai '00
Shikha is VP of Business Development and Partnerships at Indi.com, a global, video platform generating engagement and sales for e-retailers and brands.
Shikha creates and produces feature film and digital/television formats with her company Impact Media 360 which endeavors to mainstream social change through programs with purpose. She mentors, advises, and serves as a trustee for many startups serving a range of sectors. Currently, she is mentoring entrepreneurs for Facebook She Leads Tech, NCode, and Round Glass Fund.
Prior to co-founding Indi.com and founding Impact Media 360, Inc., Shikha was a professional tennis player reaching top 100 on the WTA Tour and winning India a silver medal at the Asian Games. She's an Indian Icon '15, one of India's top 10 most glamorous athletes, and the top 10 fastest server in the world. She graduated from Princeton University with a BA in Anthropology and a minor in South Asian Studies. She is honored to have won Princeton's prestigious Kit Harris Memorial Award for Leadership and Ethics.
She considers herself an impact entrepreneur and is passionately engaged with women's self-empowerment and leadership, social entrepreneurship, female empowerment through sport, e-commerce, and content creation. Shikha is the second eldest of Mahesh and Madhu Uberoi's five highly accomplished daughters.
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