As Co-founder and President of Akraya Inc., a multiple award-winning solutions staffing firm, Sonu Ratra is a strong believer that with success comes with responsibility. An entrepreneur with a charitable heart and a never-say-die spirit, Ratra is passionate about giving back to the community. She has been an avid supporter for women’s empowerment and is currently spearheading an initiative called “Women Back to Work,” a workforce re-entry program. In the staffing industry, Ratra has been recognized as a highly motivated and focused thought-leader. Besides leading Akraya’s aggressive growth strategies, she serves on the Board of Directors at the Institute of Economic Empowerment for Women to support their Peace through Business program. She’s part of the Northern California Astra Women’s Business Alliance leadership group and a past winner of the Enterprising Woman of the Year Award, the Woman of Influence Award, Soroptimist Ruby Award, amongst others.