1. Ep.66-Empowering Young Voices: Diverse Storytelling-Peerbagh CEO, Upasna Kakroo Jackie Scully 35:00

In this episode, we’re joined by Upasna Kakroo, an innovative marketing and communications leader who has spent nearly two decades at the forefront of brand strategy. With a remarkable career that’s unfolded across four global markets, she’s been instrumental in shaping the narrative of brands and creating captivating stories that resonate with diverse audiences.

She is currently the driving force behind Peerbagh, an organization with a unique mission—to ignite the imaginations of children and families through storytelling inspired by the rich tapestry of South Asia.

We discover her passion for children’s books—she’s a published author and illustrator of three books and has more in the pipeline. Her specializations span a wide spectrum, including consumer insights, brand strategy, digital marketing, social media engagement, and more.

Tune in to uncover the secrets of her optimism-driven approach and learn how she infuses that energy into her work and the teams she leads. This episode is packed with insights, inspiration, and expertise that will leave you with a fresh perspective on diverse storytelling and the power of communication.

At Peerbagh, she helps kids bring their stories to life, nurturing young authors and artists at any age. In a world where creativity knows no bounds, Peerbagh’s mission is to unlock every student’s potential. This aligns perfectly with the overarching theme of Upasna’s life’s work: to empower through storytelling and communication.

Upansa Kakroo’s LinkedIn



“Books are our doors, windows, and sliding doors into a new culture.”

“12 kids in a year published stories.”

“It is our mission that we bring diverse storytelling and stories to everyone.”

Jackie Scully Educator / Podcaster / Education Reform & Teacher Advocate

Jackie Scully is an experienced History/Psychology Teacher, Creator/Host of The Teacher Story which features my own story and then teacher interviews. She wants to elevate teacher voices and others in education and put them at the forefront of the education reform movement. She is also the Co-founder of The Teacher Circle LinkedIN group, which is a global community to support teachers and others in education. A new episode drops every Sunday. The podcast has two seasons and is currently on summer break. Season 3 will start up again on August 20th, 2023. Jackie is taking the summer break for personal travel, student trip to Europe, and working on her first book that is due to be out late 2023/early 2024. She is part of the Education Revolution! Let's keep doing good work in education and building a better future for our children.