Divya Gokulnath

Co-founder, BYJU’S

Divya is the Co-founder of BYJU’S, the world’s largest EdTech company, currently valued at $22 billion. A University Rank Holder, Biotechnology topper, and a passionate teacher, Divya’s focus, since inception, has been to create unique and personalized learning experiences for students everywhere. A champion of putting the student in the driver's seat of learning, Divya believes that the spirit of curiosity is what makes better learners for a brighter tomorrow. As a leader, Divya encourages the spirit of intrapreneurship to stay dynamic and help employees grow. By prioritizing trust and mentorship, Divya believes that creating an environment where every team member can achieve their best is the perfect way to chase high goals. After playing a key role in setting up and expanding brand BYJU’S in the Indian market, Divya is now actively building and scaling BYJU’S international business across multiple countries. A vocal advocate of inclusion at the workplace, Divya is a strong supporter of women at work. She leads one of the largest teams of women at BYJU'S, with many of them heading high-impact verticals. Divya is also deeply invested in democratizing education with the help of technology. As one of the founding members of the BYJU'S Education for All initiative, she spearheads efforts to bring highly-effective digital learning solutions to children from underserved communities. Featured on Fortune 40 under 40 entrepreneurs 2022 list, ranked No 2 in the World’s most powerful women in start-up 2022 by Fortune Global, winner of Fortune Most Powerful Women (2022, 2021, 2020), Express AWE Awards - Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, Education (2022), MAKERS Women Entrepreneur of the Year (2021), ASU GSV Power of Women (2021) award, Business Today's Most Powerful Women (2019, 2020, 2021) award, LinkedIn Top Voices in Education (2019,2020) (India and Global) and Forbes Asia’s 25 Most Powerful Women (2020), Divya is a strong advocate of cherishing childlike curiosity. A supporter of sustainable growth, she believes that building strong values and setting examples for the community at large is of paramount importance for any business. Apart from headlining several initiatives at BYJU’S, Divya strikes a perfect work-life balance by being a doting mother to her sons and by indulging in her passion for singing.