223 Moses Hall
Dr. Geetha Murali, CEO of Room to Read
Scripted career paths are over-rated, according to Dr. Geetha Murali, CEO of global nonprofit Room to Read. Instead of following an overly scripted career path, Murali advises you to assess opportunities as you go and identify where you can add the most value based on your skill set or an acquirable skill set. Then contribute effectively towards organizational priorities and beyond to become a critical part of the team. That approach has led Murali from an initial career in statistics to becoming a powerful fundraiser and CEO of Room to Read. This ability to pivot to fulfill unmet organizational needs has not only has been instrumental to Geetha’s success – it has also transformed Room to Read from a startup nonprofit to the $50 million organization that it is today. Geetha will discuss both her own and the organization’s journeys, and how new graduates should proactively create, pursue, and maximize career opportunities. She’ll also provide insights for those interested in a nonprofit career.