Meet Shalene.

Shalene Gupta is a Minnesota-grown Boston-based writer with Chinese-Indonesian and Indian roots. She’s a research associate at Harvard Business School and the co-author of The Power of Trust: How Companies Build It, Lose It, Regain It (Public Affairs, 2021) with Harvard Business School professor Sandra Sucher. The Power of Trust was nominated for a Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea award.

In the past she was a reporter for Fortune where she wrote about the intersection of diversity and tech. Her work has appeared in several publications including The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, ESPN, and Kirkus Reviews.

Before working as a reporter, she was a financial specialist for the U.S. Department of Treasury, taught English in Malaysia on a Fulbright scholarship and wrote a book documenting the history of the Malaysian Fulbright program. She has a BA in writing seminars and psychology from Johns Hopkins and an MS from Columbia Journalism School. She’s also a graduate of GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator program. Shalene has taught writing classes in the Boston area, spoken at conferences about trust and diversity, and is always happy to chat.