Ruchika is the founder of Mandala Ventures. After a successful corporate career of 25+ years at Google, Microsoft and Cisco she is following her life's purpose and mission to create a better world by supporting globally accessible mindfulness, compassion and wellness offerings. She is doing this by activating communities of wellness and mindfulness learning and practice in workplaces; by accelerating growth of wellness innovation and good-for-humans technology; and, by cultivating physical and digital spaces for human flourishing and healing.
Ruchika's inspiration to do this work comes from leading Well Being and Mindfulness Learning Programs & Strategy for 8+ years out of her 15 years career at Google. Ruchika has successfully architected, facilitated and curated several well-being and mindfulness programs for over 120,000 employees at Google. She helped establish a self-sustaining culture where tens of thousands of Googlers regularly practice mindfulness for better well-being, healthier interpersonal relationships and sustainable high performance. She led a passionate community of 350+ employees who volunteer their time to make this reach and impact possible at Google.
For over 20 years, Ruchika's daily meditation and yoga practice is grounded in increasing clarity in mind, purity in heart and sincerity in action. She believes these skills are increasingly needed to uplift humanity, build genuine connections and increase respect for our planet. Her goal is to bring secular and science based mindfulness and compassion learning to many organizations and communities globally.
Outside of Google, Ruchika is a board member and advisor to several nonprofits that empower women living in shelters, support mental health of at-risk students and provide a safe home to orphaned children around the world. She also advises the founders of wellness technology and conscious living start-ups. Ruchika is a mother to 2 loving kids and lives with her wonderful husband in Bay Area California.
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