Full Name
Ritika Sharma Kurup
Job Title
Founder & Principal
Saahas LLC
Speaker Bio

Ritika Sharma Kurup, LISW-S is a collective impact strategist with over two decades of experience in leading several national and community-level coalitions to deliver measurable results for children and families in the U.S. and India. As a consulting practitioner, Ritika works with teams and coalitions to translate their social justice vision to equitable practice. Prior to launching her independent practice, she served as a Senior Director at StriveTogether, where she established their data and learning division and served as the key strategist for the launch of the national network’s racial equity work. Previously, Ritika served in a variety of roles in her community’s collective impact initiative, Learn to Earn Dayton. Ritika holds masters’ degrees in social work and public policy and is currently a PhD student at The Ohio State University (OSU). She was named a Children and Family Fellow by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in 2016 and was inducted into the OSU College of Social Work’s Hall of Fame in 2021. Ritika lives in Dayton, Ohio with her family.

Ritika Sharma Kurup