Gayathri Shukla is passionate about harnessing our rich diversity as Canadians. Born in India, Gayathri first moved to Saudi Arabia, and later immigrated to Canada with her parents and younger brother in 1998. Having lived in 3 countries, Gayathri has a nuanced appreciation of the challenges that comes with adapting to new cultures. She is the Founder of Campfire Kinship, where she creates story-based solutions for diverse individuals and teams to highlight their unique strengths, and build empathy. With over 17 years of experience in technical and leadership roles in the energy sector, Gayathri’s expertise in human-centered design also extends into her most recent role leading digital transformation and innovation programs in Mining.
Gayathri Shukla holds an electrical engineering degree from the University of Calgary, and an Executive MBA from Queen’s University with a certification in social impact. She is also a volunteer Board Director at Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association. Gayathri resides in Calgary with her husband and two children.