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Payal Kadakia    

CEO & Co-Founder of ClassPass; Entrepreneur; Founder & Artistic Director of Sa Dance Company

Payal Kadakia is the Founder of ClassPass, the leading fitness and wellness membership that was acquired by Mindbody in October 2021. Prior to its acquisition ClassPass had been valued at over $1 billion with members logging more than 100 million hours of workouts across 30,000 partner studios in over 30 countries.

Kadakia is also the Founder and Artistic Director of The Sa Dance Company, founded in 2009 with the mission to increase awareness of Indian Dance in the mainstream and serve as a platform for expressing the Indian-American identity through movement. Kadakia has been featured in most major news outlets, has been listed as Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People and was named to Fortune's 40 under 40 list.

Before founding ClassPass, Kadakia worked at Bain & Company and at Warner Music Group. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from MIT. Kadakia’s first book, “LifePass: Drop Your Limits, Rise to Your Potential,” was released in February 2022.


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