Ulara Nakagawa is a consultant who specializes in strategic, corporate and executive communications. She works with media, finance and technology organizations including Blue Horizon, Hootsuite, PagerDuty, The Diplomat, Care2, The Economist Group and others. Ulara has written for and inspired coverage in outlets including CNN, BBC, The Japan Times, The New York Times, Washington Post, People, TIME, WSJ, National Geographic and more. Client outcomes include: Named Top 10 LinkedIn Influencer in 2015, Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies 2018, 2018 Stevie Award for Women in Business, and the Hootsuite Manifesto—one of the most-viewed corporate culture presentations on the SlideShare.net platform.
Ulara is also the founder of Elephants in Japan (elephantsinjapan.com), a global organization focused on bettering the lives of captive elephants in need. She is co-producer and host of the After Animals Podcast (afteranimals.com). After Animals features interviews with leaders and companies from around the world, who offer innovative and scalable solutions for ethical and sustainable food, fashion and entertainment. Ulara currently resides in San Francisco, California, and finds tremendous joy in witnessing animals in their natural habitat—and discovering and eating delicious cuisine. At home, her two feisty feline companions Muscat and Pinot are also great sources of joy, and constant amusement.