McKinsey & Company
Balakrishnan is an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company in Chicago, primarily serving financial services clients on digital strategy-related topics. She recently co-authored the 2019 McKinsey Global Institute report, The Future of Women at Work: Transitions in the Age of Automation, which analyzes how automation and AI technologies could impact career opportunities for women around the globe within the next decade.
Previously, Balakrishnan worked in the education sector, serving as the Deputy Director of Jobs Initiatives for Hope Street Group, an education and workforce development nonprofit. There, she helped Fortune 500 companies revamp their hiring strategies to attract and retain nontraditional candidates. She is a 2017 graduate of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and completed her undergraduate education at the University of Virginia.