Nike’s Singari Seshadri Reflects on an Entrepreneurial Career

Singari Seshadri (MBA ’96) acknowledges her career has taken a few zigzags over the years.

From her early days in venture capital, to her current role as head of portfolio for Nike’s Valiant Labs, her career path has been anything but a straight line. Along the way, she’s switched industries, made cross-country moves, taken a step back from work, and even founded companies.

“I’ve made so many career pivots that I used to think of it as a negative,” she says. “But it’s made me who I am today and I’ve learned so much from it.”

However, if there’s one thread that ties together Seshadri’s experiences, it’s her continuous push to make business and entrepreneurship more accessible—especially for women and other underrepresented minorities.

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