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Varsha Adusumilli

About Varsha Adusumilli

  • Founder, Wonder Girls Academy, think Girl Scouts for young adults,
    a comprehensive cohort-based educational platform focused on transforming adolescent girls into confident leaders of tomorrow. 

  • Co-founder, Kstart, a $10M structured seed fund anchored by Kalaari Capital and co-backed by 15+ incredible Indian-origin leaders and operators from across the world. 

  • Former Founding Vice President, Business Development & Campaigns, YourStory Media (India's TechCrunch). Built and led business and client servicing operations during an incredibly exciting phase of growth.

  • Bestselling Author, Wonder Girls, published by Juggernaut Books, which sold 11,000+ copies in the Indian subcontinent. The curriculum designed around the book was taught in 250+ secondary classrooms spread across eight Indian cities.

Media: Here is the press coverage of my work, and media interviews over the years, spread across wonderful publications such as Money Control, Hindustan Times, CNBC TV18, The Hindu, The Times of India, Indian Express, and Mint among many others.

Writing: Read my op-ed for Hindustan Times on women in the workforce. 


An institution I love: BITS, Pilani 

I enjoy creative problem solving and building organisations from the ground up.

I respect commercial enterprise and its ability to create generational wealth for families and transform a society. Nothing excites me more than working with people I love, on missions that move me. 

Areas of interest & how to get in touch:

  • For founders: If you are a young founder looking to craft your publicity/media outreach/fundraising plan, write to me. 

  • For speaking engagements: I have spoken at blue chip organisations such as LinkedIn, Oracle, Twitter, SAP, Reliance, Citrix, Tech Mahindra, OpenText, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Multiples Good Faith Foundation, Teach for India, Indian School of Business, Renew Power, and Microland among many others on topics related to women in the workforce. I also speak regularly on topics such as upskilling and career path development aimed at collegiate students. 

  • For authors: I love books. Over the years, I have helped several authors secure high-quality book contracts and transform their book ideas into reality. Nothing brings me more joy. If you are an experienced professional looking to write/publish/market a non-fiction book, email me. 

Other stuff: 

  • Here is a collection of ads I adore. 

  • An article on communication and great conversations that I recommend you read. 

  • I know it’s silly and all that, but clever publicity pieces like this one get me damn excited. 

  • This is a brand campaign I love.  

  • A book on management that every manager working with Generation Z should consider reading.

Find me on Instagram: @varsha181

Find me on Twitter: @varsha181

Here is a list of 29 random things I recommend, for fun. And, all I want to say is, life is incredibly thrilling, just look around...

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