Shinjini Das

Shinjini Das believes that there are far too many millennials who are filled with great ideas, but lack the motivation or know-how to transform their dreams into a reality. Shinjini is changing that by helping students discover themselves and make their mark on the world.

Shinjini DasPhoto Credit: Randolph-Macon College

At times, it can feel like the “powers that be” are unshakeable and any attempt to change the status quo just gets swallowed up as soon as it gains any momentum. Shinjini Das inspires students with her own story of success and self-discovery by providing students with proven tips on networking and interviewing to personal branding and self-esteem. She challenges students to create the world they want to live in, instead of just being satisfied going with the flow.

Shinjini’s go-getter energy spreads like wildfire to anyone with whom she shares her story. She’s a highly relatable, enlivening speaker sure to have a lasting impact on your audience.

5 Secrets of a Go-Getter/Go-Getter Girl

This program can be customized for both men and women or a women-only audience.

Go-getters are ambitious and unapologetic. They know what they want, and they do what they need to make it happen. They don’t see obstacles; they see the opportunities in between. What does it take to get to this place of empowerment and confidence?

In this keynote, Shinjini Das walks students through the personal and professional steps of becoming a bona fide go-getter. She breaks down how embracing yourself fully and honestly is the first step to commanding your life. She shows students how to keep themselves on track and never stop pushing themselves by setting clear goals and creating comprehensive plans to achieve them. Shinjini teaches students the importance of devoting themselves to action over inaction every day. She explains to audiences that they need to make their lives happen; no one is going to give them permission. Shinjini explores the top five most closely guarded secrets of being a go-getter and challenges students to live every day with a go-getter spirit.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • how to the embrace themselves and live authentically,
  • what it means to be a go-getter, how to identify personal goals and build action plans,
  • skills that focus on building self-empowerment and self-confidence, and
  • how to be proactive daily and embrace action towards their professional and personal desires.

Define American: The Powerful Rise of Millennials of Color

Define “American.” The concept of American is becoming harder to define as Americans become increasingly versatile and diversified. In this keynote, Shinjini acts as a guide through the bumpy landscape of identity in America. Shinjini explains how the shift towards a more colorful America is a shift towards the full embrace of multiple cultures and perspectives around various ideas.

Shinjini shows how young people of color are poised to powerfully impact the dialogue around cultural competence in a truly trail-blazing manner. She inspires students to embrace this seismic shift in sustaining the conversation around global diversification. Shinjini’s own identity exists in a liminal space, holding down the paradigms of womanhood and being an Asian-American. She takes an incredibly realistic and relatable approach to this topic that is more important now than ever before.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • to acknowledge the feelings of isolated detachment from mainstream American culture that some millennials of color face growing up,
  • to understand the importance of young people of color speaking up in American society, and creating culturally-specific platforms to express their unique perspectives,
  • how to initiate discussions on the broader global impact when minorities are equipped with powerful voices in positions of influence, and
  • to appreciate the value of varied perspectives and encourage others to freely express their diversity.

A Millennial’s Quest for Identity

Millennials today have more choices and passions than ever, so how do you choose your calling, identify your purpose, and craft a meaningful life to leave a legacy? The first step is to find your identity. For many people, it comes as a surprise that being yourself doesn’t mean knowing yourself. Knowing yourself is something that takes time, energy, and patience. It may be frustrating at times, but a lot of getting to know yourself is just trying things until you find what resonates with you. In this keynote, Shinjini Das shows how she has pieced her identity together from all over the globe, but it’s taken her time to do so. Shinjini shares with students her own struggles to define herself within the parameters of an empowered, Asian-American, millennial woman. She highlights how to find humor when you inevitably stumble on your path to getting to know yourself. Shinjini knows that you don’t need to be sure; identities morph all the time. However, you do need to try to figure it out. Being smart and informed about how you act, feel, and react to various situations is one of the most crucial markers of maturity.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • how to pinpoint the top 3 techniques to figure out their passion in life,
  • how to reflect on the intersection of their talents, passions, and goals, and
  • how to plan ahead for the rest of college by deciding the legacy they want to leave on campus.

“Shinjini was very professional and well-prepared with a tremendous amount of advice for soon to be college graduates. She provided excellent tips about networking, interviewing and job searching.”

-Anna Runyan, Classy Career Girl, Forbes

“Shinjini presented to youth on how to define their personal brands and how to pitch them confidently. The students LOVED Shinjini’s energy. In their words, she was “hype.”

– Staff, Usher’s New Look Foundation

“It was a pleasure to work with Shinjini due to her incredible energy and flexibility in designing keynotes for our audience with a very quick turnaround for the conference. The students enjoyed having her on campus to speak to them about their identities as millennials. I would highly recommend Shinjini as a speaker in the future.”

– Alicia E., Coordinator of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Randolph-Macon College

“On behalf of the RHA Executive Board, I want to extend a heart-felt thank you for your commitment to making our conference such an unforgettable experience. Thank you for informing, entertaining, and providing a networking forum for our members in a comfortable environment. Your talk helped make our vision a reality and impacted our students.”

– Richard M., Vice President of the Residence Halls Association, Michigan State University

Shinjini’s Bio

Shinjini Das is a professional speaker, multi-media personality, Huffington Post contributor, and brand spokesperson with a social media following of more than 96,000. An empowering and globally recognized versatile talent, she has been featured on ABC, FOX, CBS, NBC, Sirius XM, INC., FORBES, is fluent in Spanish, and has been invited to speak to audiences from 10 to 10,000. In March 2016, Shinjini was invited to moderate a panel at The Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations Headquarters in recognition of her international advocacy efforts as a Global Hero to promote gender equality and youth empowerment. She has been invited to attend the 2016 Forbes Under 30 Summit and was most recently profiled in INC. Magazine as a Global Hero to share her thoughts on broadening access to education for girls around the world.


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