Sravya Kalyanapu is a chemical engineer, a model, and an entrepreneur. She’s mixed the three worlds together in her current venture, Mango People Cosmetics. It’s an natural beauty products company that caters to a wide audience, while unapologetically including references to her South Asian roots. Sravya was also the 2017 People’s Choice winner for Canada’s Ms. World competition, and is now an LA resident.
In this episode, Sravya talks about whether modeling amplified the assumptions she faced as a female engineer. She explains differences in how Canadians and Americans think of diversity. And she shares how she is incorporating social entrepreneurship into her brand and business without turning it into a marketing gimmick.