Mitra M. Best is an entrepreneur, technologist, future-maker and innovation leader. As PwC’s first Technology Impact Leader, Mitra leads the application of advanced technologies to address critical environmental and societal problems. Mitra also leads PwC’s Women in Technology network, where she drives the mission to achieve representation parity through recruiting, retaining and recognizing women technologists. 

Mitra has held leadership positions in innovation and technology for the past two decades, responsible for creating new technology platforms and business models that deliver results to organizations, the ecosystem of stakeholders, and the workforce. She has successfully led large-scale initiatives in both private and public sectors focused on sustainable new growth and efficiency models through innovative applications of technology. 

Additionally, Mitra is a frequent speaker at corporate conferences, leads C-suite workshops for Fortune 500 clients, mentors start-ups and entrepreneurs across industries, and guest lectures at top universities. 

Mitra holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Arts in 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