After some initial experience in media and communications, Kopal Khanna decided she wanted to be a storyteller who encourages other people’s stories. She believes it’s the small dreams that count and are worth talking about. After serving as the head of communications at Asian Center for Entertainment Education, she co-founded Tape A Tale, a platform where anyone can submit prerecorded personal stories for the world to listen to. It’s a safe space for people to share and tell, listen and feel, and connect with people from all walks of life.
She is also the founder of Wall for Wall, a public art project that aims to break down barriers among individuals and communities. With a double master’s from the University of Southern California and the London School of Economics, Kopal has also written a novel, Almost Whole, which was inspired by her experience of teaching English, mathematics and Hindi to inmates at a women’s prison.
- MA, University of Southern California
- MSc, London School of Economics and Political Science
- BA, St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi
Professor of Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; ex-World Bank; Cancer Epidemiology Center, University of Oxford
Chairman, IIM Calcutta Innovation Park; Co-founder, Crayon Data; Chairman, I3G Advisory Network
Partnerships and Resource Mobilization, UNICEF;ex-UNDP, Piramal Foundation, Tata Consultancy Services
Co-founder & Partner, Studio CoDe; Architect, Designer & Education
Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, Ashoka University; ex-IBM India, PeopleDynamic
Founder & Story Coach, Story Rules; ex-CaptivaTour Mobile Audio Guides, B-ABLE, Feedback Infra
Broadcast Journalist, BBC; ex-Business in the Community, Hatch Enterprise, Free The Children
Independent Consultant, Leadership Coach & Writer; ex-U.S. Department of State; PhD & MA, Harvard University
Founder, nearbuy.com; Start-up Founder & Serial Entrepreneur