Purnima Ramakrishnan is an accomplished writer, editor, and advocate for social causes. She is currently the Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Editor at World Moms Network, a prominent platform dedicated to women's voices, recognized as a Forbes Top 100 website. Purnima collaborates with writers from over 30 countries, contributing to discussions on social issues, including those in India.
Her literary prowess has garnered international recognition, with awards such as the United Nations Correspondent Association Award for Journalism and a prestigious fellowship from the International Reporting Project at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Purnima also serves as a Senior Editor at the Heartfulness Institute, where she plays a crucial role in editing and coordinating children's books by Daaji, the Global Guide of Heartfulness.
As a seasoned writer and editor, Purnima has contributed to renowned platforms like the Huffington Post and was honoured with the BlogHer International Activist Scholarship Award in 2013. She is set to speak at the Orange City Literature Festival in 2023 on the books that she edited for Daaji: Tales from the Puranas and Itihaas and Tales from the Vedas and Upanishads.
Purnima, in her role as a certified trainer of Heartfulness meditation teaches meditation both online and in-person through customised workshops to individuals, students in schools and universities, corporate personnel, senior leaders, and government personnel. Her commitment to finding inner peace and contentment through meditation is both inspiring and transformative.
Purnima's academic journey spans from engineering to creative writing. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Applied Electronics from PSG College of Technology. Her pursuit of the art of writing led her to the University of Cambridge, UK and Stanford Continuing Studies, USA, where she further honed her creative writing skills.
In her journey of self-discovery, Purnima transitioned from a corporate career in the tech industry to becoming a full-time writer, and meditation trainer, dedicating her time to both her literary pursuits to her family and the society and community at large.