Samhita Mukhopadhyay is a writer, speaker and technologist residing in Manhattan, NY. She is a leader in the field of feminism, social entrepreneurship and creative content production dedicated to engaging people around social issues. She also likes to make people laugh. She is the former Executive Editor of the award-winning blog, Feministing.com and author of Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life – an intervention to mainstream dating books.

She is currently the Director of Strategic Engagement and Communications at the National Women’s Business Council – a federal advisory council to The White House, Congress and the SBA on issues of women and entrepreneurship. Prior to that she was on the strategy team at Purpose and the training and technology coordinator at the Center for Media Justice.

Her writing can be found at The Nation, The American Prospect, The Guardian, Alternet and Al JazeeraShe has been profiled for her work in The Globe and Mail, The Rumpus, Salon, India Currents Magazine, Nirali Magazine, Brown Girl Magazine,  Rabble.ca and on Alternet.

She has a BA from the State University of New York at Albany in Women’s Studies and Sociology and an MA from San Francisco State in Women and Gender Studies where her research focused on the politics of the feminist blogosphere.

Mukhopadhyay is a sought after speaker, regularly lecturing at colleges, universities and conferences about race, gender, dating, technology, feminism and humor. You can book her here.

Photo Credit: Jonathan Grassi