Parul Somani

Parul Somani is the Founder & CEO of Silver Linings, serving as an inspirational speaker, patient leader, and executive coach championing resilience, advocacy, and mental wellbeing. Combining her learnings as a business executive, patient, and caregiver, with her research into the science of resilience, Parul works with organizations to engage, educate, and empower their members to better manage stress and navigate uncertainty and hardships. As a BRCA1 carrier, cancer survivor, caregiver, and former genomics executive, Parul advocates for patient empowerment, the power of genomics, and healthcare transparency and access. She authored a blog, “New Job. New Baby. New Cancer.”, which has now been read in ~85 countries, and she has been featured in films on survivorship, mindset, genomics, and health communication. Parul has presented for renown audiences, including the World Economic Forum’s Global Precision Medicine Initiative, Stanford Health Care and the Stanford University School of Medicine, the HLTH Conference, GRAIL, and numerous other conferences, employers, and nonprofits. Parul was also named the 2020 “Raising Hope Honoree” by the American Cancer Society.

Previously, Parul served a 15+ year career in executive leadership roles spanning strategy, marketing, and operations at Bain & Company and technology start-ups. Parul holds degrees from MIT and the Harvard Business School, and resides in California with her husband and two daughters. Learn more about Parul on her website, or on her social media channels on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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