Erica Dhawan

Leadership Expert, Strategist

Erica Dhawan is one of today’s most provocative business thinkers. She helps organizations unlock the key to 21st century success: cutting through the noise created by technology to achieve unprecedented impact and meaning by harnessing the power of relationships and networks. The co-author of Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence, she believes that the game charger is a thoroughly modern skill called “connectional intelligence,” and she shows people how to maximize their potential and achieve breakthrough performance by developing this crucial ability.

People typically associate success and leadership with smarts, passion, and luck, but in today’s hypercompetitive world, even those gifts are not enough. Dhawan revolutionizes how individuals and companies can combine knowledge, ambition, and human capital to forge connections on a global scale. Through keynote speaking, training, and consulting, she teaches individuals and companies innovative strategies to drive elite performance, create increasing value for clients, deliver sustainable results, ensure future global competitiveness, and prepare the global workforce of the future. With Ivy League prowess, Wall Street experience, and Bollywood flair, her presentations integrate sound business sense with sparkling intuition — and leave audiences dancing in their seats (and often on their feet). Equal parts business strategist, motivational speaker, and innovation expert, Dhawan has spoken on global stages ranging from the World Economic Forum at Davos and SXSW to companies like Fedex, Deloitte, Google, and Pepsico. She holds a MPA from Harvard, MBA from MIT Sloan, and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School. Learn more at ericadhawan.com.