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Dona Sarkar

Director of Technology for Microsoft Accessibility, Author, BIPOC Women in Tech Leader

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Dona Sarkar Biography

Dona Sarkar believes the 8 billion people we share this earth with can develop technical skills to help achieve their goals. She spends her days heading up the Accessibility tech team at Microsoft where she ensures their products are usable for people with disabilities, neurodiversity, and mental health concerns. Previously, Sarkar led 20 million community members for the #WindowsInsiders program and worked on advocacy for the Metaverse via Microsoft HoloLens and low-code development via Microsoft’s Power Platform.

She spends her insomniac hours running an ethical luxury fashion line called Prima Dona Studios that’s tailored in cities all over the world and writing books to help young professionals have the careers of their dreams. Her favorite, FAVORITE job is being a bossy big sister to thousands of amazing humans who want to #DoTheThing. She was recently named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Productive People and Cosmopolitan magazine’s Businessperson of the Year.

Speaking Topics
  • Total Immersion - Tales From A Decade Working On The Metaverse

    How many of you have heard of web 3.0? How about the Metaverse?

    So…all of you. But what does it mean? And more importantly, what does it mean for YOUR business?

    In this session, you’ll learn what exactly the metaverse is, how it can boost your business and most importantly, how you can start your journey to the Metaverse today. Dona has worked in the Augmented/Virtual Reality/Metaverse space for almost a decade and will give you a behind the scenes look at companies like Volvo, Lowe’s, Ford, NASA and others who are using this technology to thrive—and how you can do it too.

  • How To Delight 8 Billion Humans

    “You need to find product-market fit!” “Like, now!”

    How many of you are so frustrated with hearing this? What if you could guarantee that the product or service you’re toiling away at will be AMAZINGLY received…not just by your target audience…but by surprising other audiences as well?

    In this session, you’ll learn about the 6 categories of audiences we think about and a 3 step SIMPLE and inclusive process to reach and delight them at any phase of your business.

  • Mind Your Own Business: How To Talk About Mental Health At Work (Without Tanking Your Career)

    “Are you sure I should talk openly about this?”

    How many times have you had that thought? Are you hesitant to speak out openly about your mental health because of how it might impact your credibility in your work? You might think – Will your peers take you seriously after this? What about your customers?

    Yikes! We’ve had the same concerns and have come up with a formula that actually works.

    In this session, we will cover:

    • WHY is it important for leaders like YOU to talk about mental health
    • WHAT you should NOT be doing
    • Talking to your team about their creating their personal Mental Health plans (not to be shared)
    • Creating an overall team Mental Health plan
    • Some resources that are available

  • Burnout Begone As A Service

    Are you weirdly irritable with your colleagues?

    Is the thought of checking your calendar just way too overwhelming?

    Are you feeling like you’re not actually having real impact in your work but rather just doing “activity”?

    You, my friend, might be facing Job Burnout. The World Health Organization has defined this to be a real “occupational phenomenon” that’s impacting millions & billions of us.

    So…what are you going to do about it?

    Come here to learn a process to figure out if you’re burned out…AND a formula for how to debug, root-cause, and most importantly, banish it.

  • For All Intents And Purposes

    You know those friends in your community who seem to have a clear reason, a clear WHY for both work and life? They’re relentlessly confident in their path & seem to have it all figured out.

    How’d they do that? Are they just born with it?

    No. Usually, it’s because they’ve figured out a very important thing: their purpose. What’s a purpose anyway…and more importantly how can you create yours? Learn their stories and all of the amazing things they have done…but also learn how you can also create your own purpose using this non-hippy dippy 5-step formula specifically created to help us, nerds, INTENTIONALLY create our purpose.

Videos
Books
#DoTheThing: Because comfort zones are boring

#DoTheThing: Because comfort zones are boring

You Had Me at Hello World: Mentoring Sessions with Industry Leaders at Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Amazon, Zynga and more!

You Had Me at Hello World: Mentoring Sessions with Industry Leaders at Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Amazon, Zynga and more!

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  • HOW TO BOOK Dona Sarkar?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dona Sarkar for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Dona Sarkar, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Dona Sarkar or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Dona Sarkar?

    Booking fees for Dona Sarkar, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dona Sarkar, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Dona Sarkar?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dona Sarkar for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dona Sarkar for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dona Sarkar or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dona Sarkar or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Director of Technology for Microsoft Accessibility, Author, BIPOC Women in Tech Leader

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Dona Sarkar Biography

Dona Sarkar believes the 8 billion people we share this earth with can develop technical skills to help achieve their goals. She spends her days heading up the Accessibility tech team at Microsoft where she ensures their products are usable for people with disabilities, neurodiversity, and mental health concerns. Previously, Sarkar led 20 million community members for the #WindowsInsiders program and worked on advocacy for the Metaverse via Microsoft HoloLens and low-code development via Microsoft’s Power Platform.

She spends her insomniac hours running an ethical luxury fashion line called Prima Dona Studios that’s tailored in cities all over the world and writing books to help young professionals have the careers of their dreams. Her favorite, FAVORITE job is being a bossy big sister to thousands of amazing humans who want to #DoTheThing. She was recently named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Productive People and Cosmopolitan magazine’s Businessperson of the Year.

Dona Sarkar Speaking Topics

  • Total Immersion - Tales From A Decade Working On The Metaverse

    How many of you have heard of web 3.0? How about the Metaverse?

    So…all of you. But what does it mean? And more importantly, what does it mean for YOUR business?

    In this session, you’ll learn what exactly the metaverse is, how it can boost your business and most importantly, how you can start your journey to the Metaverse today. Dona has worked in the Augmented/Virtual Reality/Metaverse space for almost a decade and will give you a behind the scenes look at companies like Volvo, Lowe’s, Ford, NASA and others who are using this technology to thrive—and how you can do it too.

  • How To Delight 8 Billion Humans

    “You need to find product-market fit!” “Like, now!”

    How many of you are so frustrated with hearing this? What if you could guarantee that the product or service you’re toiling away at will be AMAZINGLY received…not just by your target audience…but by surprising other audiences as well?

    In this session, you’ll learn about the 6 categories of audiences we think about and a 3 step SIMPLE and inclusive process to reach and delight them at any phase of your business.

  • Mind Your Own Business: How To Talk About Mental Health At Work (Without Tanking Your Career)

    “Are you sure I should talk openly about this?”

    How many times have you had that thought? Are you hesitant to speak out openly about your mental health because of how it might impact your credibility in your work? You might think – Will your peers take you seriously after this? What about your customers?

    Yikes! We’ve had the same concerns and have come up with a formula that actually works.

    In this session, we will cover:

    • WHY is it important for leaders like YOU to talk about mental health
    • WHAT you should NOT be doing
    • Talking to your team about their creating their personal Mental Health plans (not to be shared)
    • Creating an overall team Mental Health plan
    • Some resources that are available

  • Burnout Begone As A Service

    Are you weirdly irritable with your colleagues?

    Is the thought of checking your calendar just way too overwhelming?

    Are you feeling like you’re not actually having real impact in your work but rather just doing “activity”?

    You, my friend, might be facing Job Burnout. The World Health Organization has defined this to be a real “occupational phenomenon” that’s impacting millions & billions of us.

    So…what are you going to do about it?

    Come here to learn a process to figure out if you’re burned out…AND a formula for how to debug, root-cause, and most importantly, banish it.

  • For All Intents And Purposes

    You know those friends in your community who seem to have a clear reason, a clear WHY for both work and life? They’re relentlessly confident in their path & seem to have it all figured out.

    How’d they do that? Are they just born with it?

    No. Usually, it’s because they’ve figured out a very important thing: their purpose. What’s a purpose anyway…and more importantly how can you create yours? Learn their stories and all of the amazing things they have done…but also learn how you can also create your own purpose using this non-hippy dippy 5-step formula specifically created to help us, nerds, INTENTIONALLY create our purpose.

Dona Sarkar Videos

  • Dona Sarkar invites you to the Microsoft Power Platform Conference
  • Scottish Summit 2022 - Closing Keynote - Dona Sarkar
  • Dona Sarkar | In Real Life with Charlotte Yarkoni
    Sometimes, you find your calling. Sometimes, your calling finds you. And sometimes serendipity makes both happen. Join Charlotte Yarkoni as she talks...

Dona Sarkar Books

FAQs on booking Dona Sarkar

  • How to book Dona Sarkar?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dona Sarkar for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Dona Sarkar, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Dona Sarkar or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Dona Sarkar?

    Booking fees for Dona Sarkar, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dona Sarkar, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Dona Sarkar?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dona Sarkar for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dona Sarkar for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dona Sarkar or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dona Sarkar or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Dona Sarkar is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Total Immersion - Tales From A Decade Working On The Metaverse, How To Delight 8 Billion Humans, Mind Your Own Business: How To Talk About Mental Health At Work (Without Tanking Your Career), Burnout Begone As A Service and For All Intents And Purposes. The estimated speaking fee range to book Dona Sarkar for your event is available upon request. Dona Sarkar generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sylvia Acevedo, Lolita Taub, Cathy Hackl, Joanna Peña-Bickley and Candi Castleberry-Singleton. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dona Sarkar for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Dona Sarkar Speaking Topics

  • Total Immersion - Tales From A Decade Working On The Metaverse

    How many of you have heard of web 3.0? How about the Metaverse?

    So…all of you. But what does it mean? And more importantly, what does it mean for YOUR business?

    In this session, you’ll learn what exactly the metaverse is, how it can boost your business and most importantly, how you can start your journey to the Metaverse today. Dona has worked in the Augmented/Virtual Reality/Metaverse space for almost a decade and will give you a behind the scenes look at companies like Volvo, Lowe’s, Ford, NASA and others who are using this technology to thrive—and how you can do it too.

  • How To Delight 8 Billion Humans

    “You need to find product-market fit!” “Like, now!”

    How many of you are so frustrated with hearing this? What if you could guarantee that the product or service you’re toiling away at will be AMAZINGLY received…not just by your target audience…but by surprising other audiences as well?

    In this session, you’ll learn about the 6 categories of audiences we think about and a 3 step SIMPLE and inclusive process to reach and delight them at any phase of your business.

  • Mind Your Own Business: How To Talk About Mental Health At Work (Without Tanking Your Career)

    “Are you sure I should talk openly about this?”

    How many times have you had that thought? Are you hesitant to speak out openly about your mental health because of how it might impact your credibility in your work? You might think – Will your peers take you seriously after this? What about your customers?

    Yikes! We’ve had the same concerns and have come up with a formula that actually works.

    In this session, we will cover:

    • WHY is it important for leaders like YOU to talk about mental health
    • WHAT you should NOT be doing
    • Talking to your team about their creating their personal Mental Health plans (not to be shared)
    • Creating an overall team Mental Health plan
    • Some resources that are available

  • Burnout Begone As A Service

    Are you weirdly irritable with your colleagues?

    Is the thought of checking your calendar just way too overwhelming?

    Are you feeling like you’re not actually having real impact in your work but rather just doing “activity”?

    You, my friend, might be facing Job Burnout. The World Health Organization has defined this to be a real “occupational phenomenon” that’s impacting millions & billions of us.

    So…what are you going to do about it?

    Come here to learn a process to figure out if you’re burned out…AND a formula for how to debug, root-cause, and most importantly, banish it.

  • For All Intents And Purposes

    You know those friends in your community who seem to have a clear reason, a clear WHY for both work and life? They’re relentlessly confident in their path & seem to have it all figured out.

    How’d they do that? Are they just born with it?

    No. Usually, it’s because they’ve figured out a very important thing: their purpose. What’s a purpose anyway…and more importantly how can you create yours? Learn their stories and all of the amazing things they have done…but also learn how you can also create your own purpose using this non-hippy dippy 5-step formula specifically created to help us, nerds, INTENTIONALLY create our purpose.

Dona Sarkar Speaker Videos

  • Dona Sarkar invites you to the Microsoft Power Platform Conference
    Scottish Summit 2022 - Closing Keynote - Dona Sarkar
  • Dona Sarkar | In Real Life with Charlotte Yarkoni
    Sometimes, you find your calling. Sometimes, your calling finds you. And sometimes serendipity makes both happen. Join Charlotte Yarkoni as she talks with Dona Sarkar about how tech led her to...
    DynamicsCon Keynote - DONA SARKAR
  • Dona Sarkar, Microsoft | Microsoft Ignite 2019
    The Imposter Syndrome Banishing Spell | Dona Sarkar | TEDxUIUC

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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