Supporting the Community
Varsha Rao is a keen supporter of children's education as a key to personal growth, development and success. She supports organizations such as Breakthrough that provide intensive, year-round academic enrichment and support to motivated elementary, middle, and high school students with limited educational opportunities, helping them attend four-year colleges. She also contributes to San Francisco Day School and her alma maters, University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Business School and in the past has contributed to Leadership for Public Schools.
As an entrepreneur, Varsha Rao knows first-hand that financial and professional support are key to success. Therefore, she also gives her time to provide advice and coaching to beginning entrepreneurs and founders. Rao is a mentor for the KStart Incubator, based in Bangalore, India, which focuses on Indian entrepreneurs. Ms. Rao also mentors women at work and speaks at conferences on the topics of women, diversity and leadership.