Mala Sharma

Keynote

Building a Successful Career Through Creativity & Digital Literacy
Thursday, March 4, 2021, 11:45am EST/EDT

In an ever-changing world, employers need a workforce that can invent the future, and the world needs engaged, informed citizens with the vision to solve the problems that define our era. In this keynote session, Mala Sharma, VP of Creative Cloud Product Marketing, Community and Digital Media Education at Adobe, will discuss why creativity and digital literacy are “superpowers,” and how embracing these essential skills will prepare students of any age to thrive in an increasingly digital world. Mala will also share stories from her illustrious career at Adobe, what she’s learned in her 17+ years in the tech industry and the importance of “being you” to succeed in your career.

Mala Sharma is VP & GM, Creative Cloud Product Marketing, Community & Digital Media Education.  She practices a mindful approach to business and is passionate about building self-worth through creativity and education. A 15+ year Adobe veteran, and a key member of the leadership team that transitioned Adobe into a SaaS powerhouse, Mala’s team markets some of the most iconic brands in creative software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro and Lightroom.

She is a passionate advocate for the creative community and for making Adobe's tools widely accessible to youth and a broader base of creatives. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Business and an MBA from universities in India; and is currently on the board of directors of the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco.