By profession, Sukhmani Kaur Kocher is an Experience Design Strategist working as a Consulting Manager. She specializes in E2E Consumer and Employee Experience Design across multiple industries including retail, technology, utilities, pharmacy, hospitality, and more. Sukhmani has over 10 years of professional experience across small business management, her time at Apple and in management consulting. Today, she is a leader in Innovation Services at Accenture in SF leveraging her language skills as a polyglot to manage a global client base.
Sukhmani has a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with a double minor in International Business and Italian, which she completed in just over two years from Santa Clara University. In addition to her formal education, she is a certified and trained Domestic Violence advocate, a trained mobile iOS technical specialist from her time working at Apple and has also received the State Seal of Biliteracy in California for Spanish.
Sukhmani furthers her passion for social justice through community advocacy, volunteering with the Sikh Family Center and completed her Domestic Violence Advocate Certification with SAVE in the Bay Area. She has also written various articles for KaurLife to drive awareness on Kaur issues in the Sikh community such as body shaming, family violence/effects of trauma and divorce. She is personally passionate about reducing and removing the stigma around taboo topics in the Sikh community, Sukhmani has supported the planning and execution of many camps and retreats for kids and young adults across the U.S. – including Surat and Lalkaar in New York, Camp Gurmat in Maryland, Houston Sikh Youth Camp, and has now taken over as the lead for the Saanjh Retreat in the Bay Area, also serving as a Saanjh board member. She also serves as the Founder and Director of YSG Collective in the Bay Area, a volunteer organization aimed at uniting like-minded young professionals in the Bay Area by the means of Seva.