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Deanna Singh      

Social Entrepreneur, Keynote Speaker, Change Agent & Author of "Purposeful Hustle"

Deanna Singh, the author of "Purposeful Hustle," is a highly respected thought leader who travels the world motivating and educating audiences about living with joy and purpose. A gifted communicator, she is a champion for marginalized communities and an inspiration to all those who want to be agents of change in their work, lives, and society.

As a result of more than two decades researching, designing, and building asset-based solutions to complex social challenges while raising awareness for underserved populations, Singh has proven herself as an international expert in leadership, in entrepreneurship and in diversity, equity and inclusion. She speaks and consults frequently for corporate, nonprofit, university, and association groups.

In 2016, Singh created Flying Elephant, a social venture umbrella organization that consists of three unique enterprises: a children’s book imprint, Story to Tell Books, which impacts children of all colors; a consulting firm, Uplifting Impact, focuses on elevating women and people of color who want to be social entrepreneurs; and Birth Coach Milwaukee, an organization that provides doula services to women who otherwise could not afford it.

The Milwaukee Business Journal also recognized Singh as one of the community’s “Most Influential 40 Under 40” leaders and the “8 Under 40 to Watch” for the University of Wisconsin School of Business. She is also the recipient of the United Way’s Philanthropic Five Award, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Leadership Development Hero Award, and was a White House Fellowship Regional Finalist.

Singh earned her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Fordham University, a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University, a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion certification from Cornell University.

Singh and her family reside in Wisconsin.

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