Empowering Women & Children.

Creative Strategist.

Social Impact Advisor.

Speaker & Singer.


My Mission In every aspect of what I do I bring creativity, strategy and dharma to cultivate dignity, build brands, and enrich communities. I thrive off helping those around me reach their potential and succeed – whether it be with the brands I serve at MSD, the people who benefit from our programming at The Desai Foundation, or by simply connecting my friends. I believe there is beauty and greatness in all of us.


Desai Foundation empowers women and children through community programs to elevate health and livelihood in the US and India.

MSD is a branding + strategic partnership advisory focused on impact and emerging brands.



Megha is President of the Desai Foundation, a public foundation that aims to elevate the health and livelihood of women and children through community programs in the U.S. and India. She is also the Founder of MSD (Marketing. Strategy. Dharma.), a branding and strategic partnership advisory serving social good brands.


Cannes Lions, ONE Show Entertainment Pencil, Jay Chiat Award, Columbia University’s King’s Crown Leadership Awards, India New England's Woman of the Year (nominated)


NPR Generation Listen, Summit Series, United Nations Foundation Council, Nexus Global Youth Summit, TiE Boston, The Impact Center, Barnard College, Columbia University, Stanford Business School, South Asians in Marketing, Media + Entertainment Association (SAMMA), Columbia’s Community Impact, SPARK Camp: Giving, Mashable Social Good, Civic Nation, United State of Women, Women in the World




Megha Desai has spoken at many conferences, schools and companies about social impact, the intersection of branding and impact, injecting social good into the DNA of your company, community development and India. She is the spokesperson for the Desai Foundation.

Speaker Topics:
On Dharma & Dignity A keynote that bridges two ideas - dharma and dignity - to explore how they relate to community development and social change for women and children.
Power of the Pad: Solving Health, Stigma & Livelihood | A keynote that highlights a unique sanitary napkins program as a case study for cultivating long-term health, dignity and employment for women and girls in rural India.
The State of Community Development | A panel discussion on what's working, what isn't and how to create lasting impact for rural communities.
The Intersection of Branding and Impact | A panel or keynote on the intersection between impact and branding, exploring how one can be used to fuel the other, and how dignity and trust are pillars of impact-driven partnership.


To book Megha to speak at your conference or company please email info@thedesaifoundation.org. 100% of proceeds from any speaking fees go directly to the the Desai Foundation.

Previous Speaking Engagements


Thought Leadership

Press Mentions

Contact Megha

601 W. 26th St, Suite 325
New York, New York




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