Anjali Kumar

Anjali Kumar

Advisor, Author, Attorney, Speaker, Idea Acupuncturist

Anjali works with entrepreneurs and C-level executives in all stages of business, focusing on early-stage tech, consumer products, and luxury fashion companies with a social conscience. She recently co-founded The Justice Dept, a women-led firm focusing on legal counsel and business strategy for female entrepreneurs, executives, talent, and brands.

Prior to that, Anjali was the Founding Chief People Officer and General Counsel at Cheddar, the Founding Head of Social Innovation and Founding General Counsel at Warby Parker, Founding General Counsel at Acumen, and Senior Counsel at Google.

While at Google, Anjali curated and hosted the @Google Speaker Series on the NYC campus, bringing Googlers from around the globe face-to-face with today’s most prominent and innovative thought leaders including Anthony Bourdain, Questlove, and Jacques Pépin and hosted a YouTube interview series “Lunchtime at Google.”

Anjali’s 2017 TED Talk based on her book Stalking God: My Unorthodox Search For Something To Believe In (Hachette 2018), has been watched by over 4 million people around the world and translated into over twenty languages. A television show based on her book is in development.

Anjali earned her BA in Biomedical Ethics from Brown University and a JD from Boston University School of Law. She is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School and Fordham University and continues to advise non-profit organizations including Malala Fund and

In 2016, she was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to join the NYC Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board and GrowNYC. Anjali currently serves on the board of directors of Happy Money, Women’s World Banking, GloScience Professional, Amplifier, Edible Schoolyard NYC, American Documentary (AmDoc) and the Guggenheim Museum’s Global Innovation Council.

Anjali lives in New York City and upstate New York with her husband and daughter.

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