About SAAC - Board Member Deepa Prahalad headshot

Art inspires us to see and nurture the talent around us, it shows us how different ideas can be synthesized into beauty, value and harmony. I study innovation, the lessons from art show me endless possibilities and the need for diversity.


Deepa Prahalad is an author and deisgn/innovation consultant. She has worked with start-ups and large multinationals, and co-authored the book, Predictable Magic, which was selected by Fast Company as one of the “Best Design Books of the Year”.

She is also a frequent blogger on the Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review, and other magazines. Deepa speaks internationally on innovation and design strategy and mentors social entrepreneurs.

A longtime art enthusiast, Deepa has a passion for crafting, collecting and community projects.

She is on several global nonprofit boards and has volunteered her time designing and speaking at local events such as the Festival of Dolls, Beyond Bollywood and other cultural gatherings. Deepa has a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.