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Archana Rao


Archana Rao, Upnotch Member, is the Chief of Staff to the CEO & Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Innova Solutions. She works closely with the C-suite in executing the long-term strategy for Innova Solutions to get to the next $5B.


She is experienced in Sales, Marketing, Product Strategy, Management Consulting for Fortune 100 companies and global Private Equity firms, and top-10 MBA has positioned her to be a valuable thought-partner to the C-suite.


Archana is a mentor to over 500+ students, helping them achieve their MBA and MS dreams at top universities worldwide with a premium boutique consulting firm @ReachIvy. She has a strong belief in the power of quality mentorship and education. She has worked in Ed-tech and taught as a fellow at @teach for India and continues to be involved with the org as its ambassador.


She is also the founder of @LifeWorkDoodles, where she distills both professional and personal learnings into visually appealing, bite-sized creations that provoke thought.

Archana would be an exceptional mentor to anyone aspiring to delve into fields like management consulting, strategy consulting, private equity, or revenue operations. Young professionals considering an MBA or those seeking guidance to elevate their careers would benefit greatly from her wealth of experience.


She is also looking for a mentor herself, preferably a senior leader like a Chief Strategy Officer or Senior VP. She's particularly interested in connecting with women leaders who can provide valuable insights and guidance on shattering the glass ceiling.


To connect with Archana, sign up today at www.upnotch.com/signup. All mentorships on Upnotch are free. 🧡


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