Erica Dhawan
Founder & CEO / Cotential

Erica challenges audiences and organizations to innovate faster and further, together. A globally recognized leadership expert, bestselling author and advisor on 21st-century teamwork, collaboration and innovation, she has been called the “Oprah of Management Thinkers” by Thinkers50 and was awarded a coveted spot on their list of the world’s top 50 management and business thought leaders in 2021. Global Gurus named her one of the top 20 management experts around the world. In an increasingly digital world of business where work practices change at a blistering rate, Erica shares innovative strategies to unlock the collective power of teams, build a culture of trust across any distance and create authentic engagement to ensure competitiveness. She is the author of two books published by Macmillan/St. Martin’s Press, including the immediate Wall Street Journal bestseller Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the Distance, in which she decodes the new signals and cues of effective collaboration and teamwork in a digital-first human workplace. According to management and marketing guru Daniel Pink, “Digital Body Language is an indispensable guide to a business world turned upside down by video calls, group texts, and remote work. With Dhawan’s expert guidance, you’ll learn how to read and send the subtle cues that signal trust, competence, and authenticity. You’ll discover practical tips for using everything from exclamation points to emojis. Most of all, you’ll understand that that effective communication and collaboration begin with valuing others.” Her first book, co-written with Saj-nicole Joni, was Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence, which General Electric’s CMO called “the guidebook for making the most use of your networks to spark change and meaning.”

Erica Dhawan is a Keynote Speaker at the Indy Women in Tech Summit, a partnering event with Rally.