Sheelah Kolhatkar

Sheelah Kolhatkar

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Sheelah Kolhatkar is a Staff Writer at The New Yorker, an award-winning weekly magazine first published in 1925. She writes about Wall Street, Silicon Valley, economics, and politics, among other topics. She also appears regularly as a commentator on business and political issues and contributes regularly to NPR’s Marketplace and WNYC’s Money Talking. Before becoming a journalist, Kolhatkar spent several years as a risk arbitrage analyst at two hedge funds in New York City.

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  • Kolhatkar has appeared as a commentator on business and economic issues on CNBC, MSNBC, PBS, CBS, and NPR.
  • Her written work has also appeared in major publications, including The New York Times, Time, and New York Magazine.
  • She hosts Playing By The Rules: Ethics At Work, a national public television series that examines the challenges faced by companies undergoing high-profile ethical crises.
  • She has given talks, moderated panels, and conducted interviews at numerous live events, including The New Yorker Festival, the United Nations, Advertising Week, the Women’s Innovation Forum, and the Business for Social Responsibility Conference