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Gayathri Shukla - Bio

Founder of Campfire Kinship

Gayathri Shukla is the founder of Campfire Kinship, a social enterprise providing advisory, story-based training, and creative media to help teams foster an inclusive culture. She holds an electrical engineering degree from the University of Calgary and an MBA from Queen’s University. 

She has over 17 years of engineering and leadership experience in the energy and mining sectors. Certified in an innovative method of storytelling called guided autobiography, Gayathri empowers individuals to cultivate their authentic voice and build empathy skills.

She is author of the bestselling anthology Landed: Transformative Stories of Canadian Immigrant Women, radio and podcast host of Hearth 2 Heart, and co-creator of Telus TV docuseries, unLikely Friends. Gayathri recently served as a Fellow for Economic and Financial inclusion at the Public Policy Forum, and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal in recognition of her community leadership.

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