Karuna Ahuja: Leading by Example

Karuna Ahuja
Karuna Ahuja | Founder

Life begets life, happiness begets happiness. Many believe in these words and often try to bring a change through their efforts in matters that are close to their heart. As a leader and a woman Karuna Ahuja, Founder, Chrom Consulting, never shies away from the opportunity of mentoring and encouraging women leaders. Here’s Karuna’s story.

Take our reader through your professional journey?

I am a Global HRpreneur | Board Advisor | Women Career Mentor

A quick learner and a fast tracker with 15 years of corporate leadership and 3 years of entrepreneurial experience.


  • Mentor for Change at Atal Innovation Mission, Niti Aayog, since October 2018
  • Empaneled industry expert with Skill Council for People with Disability since January 2019
  • Awarded by Magicka (platform for women entrepreneurs) for extraordinary work in HR in March 2019
  • Awarded by Women Economic Forum as “Exceptional Woman of Excellence” in December 2019
  • Awarded by Womennovators (Virtual Incubator for Women) under #WePitchHR in July 2020
  • Speaker on Women Entrepreneurship at Incubation and Startup Centre Congress 2019-2020
  • Mentor with Lean In, JobsForHer and The Star in Me (Women Career Development Platform)
  • Key Speaker at FICCI National HR Conference 2016 on diversity and inclusion

What were the roadblocks or challenges you faced throughout your career? And how did you overcome them?

Majorly stereotypes I came across. What made me keep going was consistent efforts and that brought in results

What is your philosophy of efficient leadership?

Leading by example and spreading inspiration

Do you think organizations must have a balanced gender ratio in leadership positions? Why?

Women bring in energies that build resilience, people management and empathy naturally. In today’s times we need all of these as a leadership style.

What is your company/profession all about?

HR Consulting, Coaching, Leadership Development

What is your vision for your company/yourself and your core values (for company)?

Passion, Innovation, Collaboration, Results

What are your future endeavors/objectives and where do you see yourself in the near future?

Coaching Women Leaders and Entrepreneurs.


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