Our Staffing World 2021 presenters represent a broad range of perspectives and expertise.

As co-founder and president of Akraya and founder of Women Back to Work, Sonu Ratra is a strong believer that with success comes responsibility. She has been recognized as a highly motivated and focused thought leader in the talent and staffing industry. Besides leading Akraya’s aggressive growth strategies, she serves on the board of directors at the Institute of Economic Empowerment for Women to support its “Peace Through Business” program. She also serves on the foundation board at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. A past winner of the Enterprising Woman of the Year award, Ratra has received several accolades—including the SIA Power 100–Women in Staffing list, the Woman of Influence award, the Stevie award, Northwood’s Outstanding Business Leader award—and has been featured on the “Women Worth Watching” list by Diversity Journal. An avid supporter for women’s empowerment, she is currently spearheading a workforce re-entry program for women called “Women Back to Work.”