Mitra Best

Mitra Best

Mitra M. Best is an entrepreneur, technologist, and innovation leader. As PwC’s Lead Principal for Strategic Innovation and Technology, Mitra is responsible for ideation, incubation and development of new technology platforms and business models that solve critical challenges faced by organizations, the ecosystem of stakeholders, and the workforce.

Mitra’s commitment to fueling innovation through diversity inspires her leadership of several initiatives inside and outside PwC, particularly in promoting gender parity in STEM professions. Additionally, she is a frequent speaker at corporate conferences, leads C-Suite workshops with clients, mentors startups and entrepreneurs across industries, and guest lectures at major universities.

Mitra holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science & Linguistics from UCLA, Graduate Management Certificate in Innovation & Strategy from MIT Sloan, and an Innovation Masters Certificate from Stanford University. She is a lifelong learner who values continued education as an imperative for growth and development.


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