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EP204: Seema Lakhani on Storytelling

Welcome to Season 2 of Connected Intelligence - a podcast about all the things we bring to work that aren’t actually about the work.

Seema Lakhani is Chief Product Officer at Wattpad. Seema is known for her expertise in startup innovation, scaling tech companies and growing revenue. She is a champion of building products and companies that make the world better, especially for marginalized communities. Seema was awarded Canada's 50 Best Executives in 2020 by The Globe & Mail and Top 40 Under 40 in 2021.

In her role as Chief Product Officer, Seema leads Wattpad’s Product Management, Design, Community and Ad Revenue teams and is responsible for championing Wattpad’s product vision. She has played a major role in growing Wattpad's reach to over 94 millions users around the world.

Seema previously led the corporate development team at Torstar Digital, assessing and investing in new disruptive businesses in the consumer internet space, as well as supporting the Toronto innovation ecosystem and startups at MaRS Discovery District.

Seema shares dispatches from her career at the intersection of creativity and business, her passion for theatre, epic hat collection, and the importance of telling our stories.


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