Lakshmi NatarajanLakshmi Natarajan

Founder of Travel Plus Them

Lakshmi Natarajan is an Indian- American executive, consultant, advisor, world traveler, and mother. Born in India and raised in the US, Lakshmi’s desire to see the world and learn about cultures stemmed from a young age.

For over 20 years, she established her professional career across marketing, sales, strategy, operations, and consulting for companies such as Accenture, American Express, GlaxoSmithKline, Compass, and numerous clients across various industries. Within these experiences, Lakshmi held various global senior leadership positions across continents, which allowed her to travel and collaborate with diverse teams. She has traveled to over 60 countries across 6 continents, over 30 countries with her husband and two daughters with the goal of raising them with a global mindset.

After two decades of her corporate career, Lakshmi reached a point where she was unable to give 100% to any aspect of her life—career, family, or herself. Her motivation to build her businesses was born from her strengths, experiences, and mission to "be the change she wished to see in the world" (quote from Mahatma Gandhi). Thus, Lakshmi founded two businesses, Excelador a business consulting and advisory firm and Travel Plus Them a travel insights and education company that inspires action and helps families raise their children to be “inclusive global citizens”. Lakshmi believes in children experiencing the world’s diversity and hopes to inspire other parents on their global learning journey. Her insights on entrepreneurship, family travel, and raising global citizens have been featured in various publications such as New York Weekly, Miami Wire, Boston Herald, and US Reporter.

Takes part in

May, 21 2:00 PM CEST
Visionary Stage
Panel Discussion

Overcoming Barriers to a Workplace that is Inclusive Towards Refugees and Immigrants

What can employers do, to be more inclusive of these individuals and allow them to fully contribute their skills? Our speakers will discuss three key topics:

  • The importance of refugees and immigrants in a post-COVID economic recovery
  • What prevents most companies from hiring newly-arrived workers
  • Challenges to the inclusion of immigrants and refugees in the workplace
Arifur Rahman Prodhan Head of Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion Team at UNHCR Rwanda, the UN Refugee Agency
Joséphine Goube Executive Director at Techfugees For Impact
Jenny Okonkwo Founder and President at Black Female Accountants Network
Maura Di Mauro Intercultural Trainer, Coach & Consultant, D&I and Innovation Specialist
Lakshmi Natarajan Founder of Travel Plus Them
May, 21 6:00 PM CEST
DEI Solution Stage
Online Expo

Travel Plus Them Helping You Raise Inclusive Global Citizens

Do you want to learn how children can experience the world? Founded in 2020, Travel Plus Them is a travel insights and education company that inspires action and helps families raise their children to be “inclusive global citizens". Join us to learn about how Travel Plus Them was created, the current challenges in our society, why global citizenship is essential, and resources to help you on your journey to raising global citizens through travel and at home experiences.

Lakshmi Natarajan Founder of Travel Plus Them