Executive Vice President
Pooja is executive vice president at Coqual, driving research that examines workplace culture and the systemic change needed to create equity. She is inspired by the use of business as a force for social change. As co-lead of Coqual’s research and advisory services, she listens to the voices of employees and considers how data can highlight power dynamics that inhibit growth and success for underrepresented talent.
Pooja led the research for studies such as Being Black in Corporate America, The Sponsor Dividend, and Wonder Women in STEM and Companies That Champion Them. Her articles have appeared in Business Insider, Harvard Business Review, and Scientific American. She has spoken at organizations such as Vanguard, Interpublic Group, and UBS, and at conferences such as the Grace Hopper Celebration, SIFMA’s Diversity and Inclusion Conference, and the Society of Women Engineers Annual Conference.
Pooja received her bachelor’s in mathematics and English from Duke University and earned an MBA and master’s degree in environmental management from Yale University.