Manisha is a seasoned strategy consultant with a focus on non-profits in education, technology and healthcare. She has over 20 years of expertise in strategy, business planning and marketing, managing multiple teams with a variety of clients in the nonprofit sector. Manisha’s clients have included Children’s Health Council, Stanford School of Medicine, EdX and The American School of Bombay. Her work has included crafting and guiding strategic planning processes, expansion, replication, and organizational planning.
Along with her expertise in nonprofit strategy, Manisha brings her experience in the technology industry as product manager and software engineer at companies such as Microsoft, Oracle and Informatica. She has advised various entrepreneurial teams, from the first public private partnership between the Government of Maharashra, India and The Akanksha Foundation, to a web 2.0 venture at KPCB (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers).
Manisha has served as board chair of Stanford ACT (Alumni Consulting Team), Stanford Graduate School of Business’ pro-bono consulting organization and on the boards of CHC (Children’s Health Council) and AIF (American India Foundation). She co-founded The Nueva School’s Diversity Steering Committee and spear-headed the innovative Community Dialogue series to build an inclusive and inquiring culture at the school. Manisha earned her undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Communication from Mills College, and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. She lives in the Bay Area Peninsula and enjoys fitness, nutrition and public radio.