The 100 Women to KNOW Across America Award, presented by JPMorgan Chase is a recognition that showcases the most influential, achieved, and honorable women in our society. Following a nomination and interview process, these women entrepreneurs, executives, creatives, and philanthropists have not only grown their dreams, but have created boundless opportunities for the next generation of female leaders. These women exemplify what it means to be high-achieving and ambitious on the next level and continue to pour into their communities as they do so.

Trisha Sakhuja-Walia BrownGirl Magazine

Trisha Sakhuja-Walia, co-founder and CEO of Brown Girl Magazine, has been on a mission to carve a space for her hyphenated identity with the support of the South Asian community living in the diaspora. Trisha has turned her side hustle at BGM into a mission-driven business by building an ecosystem that connects content, community, and commerce. Her day-to-day consists of managing 250+ contributors, overseeing editorial content, business development, event planning, e-commerce, and marketing. Having worked on campaigns with brands including Nordstrom, Adobe, Facebook, and Instagram, and speaking at forums including Forbes, Yahoo, The Wing, Disney Junior, Columbia University, NYU, and Yale University to name a few, Trisha is continuously striving to amplify the reach of Brown Girl Mag the traditional way — word of mouth.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Never underestimate the power of your cultural identity cause it can most certainly play a role in what you bring to the professional world whether it be a job or starting a business.

What is your favorite quote?

“Life is too short to worry about what people who exist in a free app on your phone think of you.”

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