President, Akraya Inc
Sonu Ratra, Co-founder and President of Akraya Inc, a multiple award-winning talent solutions staffing firm, is a successful entrepreneur with a charitable heart. Ratra believes that with success comes responsibility. She has always been very passionate about giving back to the community and is a dedicated advocate of women’s empowerment.
Besides leading Akraya’s aggressive growth strategies, Ratra serves on the Board of Directors at the Institute of Economic Empowerment for Women to support the Peace through Business Program. She also serves the Northern California Astra Women’s Business Alliance leadership group. Ratra is also launching a program called Women Back to Work, to enable women to return to workforce.
A past winner of the Enterprising Woman of the Year Award, Ratra has also received the Woman of Influence Award, the Stevie Award for Women Helping Women, the Soroptimist Ruby Award amongst others.
In the staffing industry, Ratra has been recognized as a highly motivated and focused thought leader. After more than a decade of recruitment and management experience, she founded Akraya in 2001 with the goal of fulfilling professional staffing and service demands which weren’t met by the current market.