McInroy & Wood Presents Rupal Patel: From CIA to CEO
Thursday 11th August, 2022
Lodge Stage, Lodge Grounds
10.30am – 11.30am
Featured as a ‘Power Woman’ in Harper’s Bazaar in 2020, agent-turned-entrepreneur Rupal Patel shares the unique skills she developed as a woman and as a field agent in the high-octane, alpha-male world of the CIA, and combines those clandestine insights with her experience as a business leader and mentor. Rupal has a unique personal story: the daughter of Indian immigrants, she’s a New Yorker living in London. Her accounts within the CIA took her from Capitol Hill to Afghanistan to the jungles of Colombia – typically as the only woman in the room or in the field – and leading briefings of up to 5,000 military personnel at a time.