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Speaking, Press, and Writing

Benish shah

Leadership, allyship, and diversity
Marketing in a crisis
eComm & B2B + B2C
Scaling a business
The need for conscious consumerism and how to market good-for-you choices

Amazing Women in eComm Award (2019)
Eco-Excellence Awards - Raised Real (2018)
Society of Publication Designers - AltMoji App (2017)
CLIO Award Winner - Daughters of Paradise Multimedia Experience (2016)
CLIO Award Winner - 29Rooms Experiential Event (2016)
CLIO Finalist - This AM App (2016)
Digiday Finalist - Daughters of Paradise Multimedia Experience (2016)
Webby Honoree - Daughters of Paradise Multimedia Experience (2016)
Webby Honoree - This AM App (2016)

Amazing Women in eComm - 2020
Allyship & Action - 2020
Watch Benish on CheddarTV (2019)
Breaking the Concrete Ceiling - WorkIt (2019)
R29 Beauty Challenge (2017)
R29 Asian Americans in Media (2017)
R29 (2015) State of Our Union

Salesforce Stories of Resilience with Daymond John - 2021
HBR Anxious Overachiever Podcast - 2020
Amazing Women in eComm - 2020
Allyship & Action - 2020
Ad Week - State of Story Summit, 2019
Splash - Creating Powerful Customer Experiences, Moderator 2019
Empathy Labs: CX & Marketing, 2019
Alt Summit, 2018 & 2015
Product Course: Building Product Marketing, 2018
Empathy Labs: Empathy Design, 2018
WildFang StoryTelling, 2018
FearlessCon, 2017
WeWork Creator Awards NY, 2018
CMO Summit San Francisco Keynote, 2017
Digital Market Innovation Summit NY Keynote, 2017
Her Brain on Digital San Francisco 2017 & 2016 Keynote
Digital Summit LA Keynote, 2016
General Assembly 2015, Women in Tech, Moderator

Forbes - Customer Engagement
Forbes - For Isolated Covid-19 Patients Nearing The End, Creating A Final Connection
Fast Company - 8 Ways to Make Long LastingChanging for Black Owned Businesses
Forbes - Resilience Building Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs
Moneyish - Feeling Unworthy on Graduation Day
Forbes - The Secrets to Changing Your Career by Women Who Have Done It
A+E SheReports – On Earning Trust and Understanding Women (as shoppers)
Alley Watch – How Refinery29 is Redefining Influence
Elle – 16 Successful Women give Advice for your First Job
The Guardian – Crowdfunding Fashion
Rank & Style – Profile

How Technology has disrupted the Corporate Gifting Landscape
How to Talk Trauma & Protests at Work. The (very non-definitive) Guidelines
Noteworthy - How to Market During a Crisis. Short answer: Don’t.
Thrive Global - Compassionate Leadership is a Crucial Skill
Thrive Global - The Feel-Good Science of Paying it Forward
Forbes - Using Office Decor as Team Building
Forbes – Chipping Away at a Concrete Ceiling
Refinery 29 – Brown Girl’s Guides to Beauty and Style
Touro Law Journal – Lost in the Gender Maze: Placement of Transgender Inmates in the Prison System
University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Social Change – Social Media Censorship


Benish is an award-winning, industry-agnostic go-to-market strategist with more than 10 years of experience taking companies and products to market and growing businesses. Winner of the 2019 Amazing Women in eCommerce Award, she is currently the Chief Growth Officer at Loop and Tie. Prior to that, Benish was the VP of Marketing at Raised Real, where she took the company national, revamped the brand, grew revenue by 800%, and brought on Hollywood's Nikki Reed as an investor and advisor. Before RR, she was the Head of Product Marketing at Refinery29 where she created the Product Marketing, User Research, and Product Strategy functions. At Refinery29, she launched R29's first app, revamped affiliate revenue strategy, drove revenue generation through technology and proprietary data & research, and led marketing for the company's premier 29Rooms experience. Benish is an advisor to DoSomething.org and VentureForce Global. Winner of Emory University's Humanitarian Award in 2008, Benish advises on brand and fundraising strategy for non-profits, including She's the First's 10th Anniversary Gala, Iqra Fund, and more. Previously she led market strategy at Say Media, co-founded and ran Before the Label, served as Head of Strategy for Eva Khurshid, a NY based fashion line, and exited her first startup – an online mag called Neem Magazine. She launched the first-ever Product Marketing course at General Assembly to help more women into the technology and product field. Benish has been profiled in The Guardian and Rank & Style, and published in Touro Law Journal, Forbes Women, Inc., University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Social Change, Huffington Post and more on entrepreneurship, technology, and women in the startup world. Benish is the author of a children's book The Splendiferous Spillerella (2017) and Benish has a JD from Emory University School of Law and a BA from The George Washington University.

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