Venita Sivamani MBA 15
CEO and Founder, LearnSkin, and Co-founder of Dermveda
Venita Sivamani MBA 15 is passionate about education and improving healthcare. A former teacher, she’s a double Aggie, having earned both her undergraduate degree and MBA from UC Davis. Sivamani is a 40 Under 40 honoree and recipient of the NAWBO Woman on the Way award. As a Rotary and Visions board member, she enjoys volunteering on educational, environmental, and healthcare projects locally and abroad. She loves working with such a dedicated team of clinicians and believes the future of medicine is integrative.
Sivamani co-founded Dermveda, a startup based in her hometown of Sacramento that she describes as an integrated, educational skin care resource like “WebMD meets Consumer Reports.”
Today, Sivamani is founder and CEO of LearnSkin, a portal that provides high quality integrative medical and dermatology education for healthcare providers and skin care professionals.
While earning her MBA, Sivamani was recognized among the Top 100 MBAs to Watch students by Poets & Quants, a leading business school website.
Venita answers 4 key questions about her career and experience as a UC Davis MBA:
- What are the highlights of your career last few years?
- What are your biggest challenges in your industry/sector/startup environment?
- Who was the professor or what was the course that had biggest impact on you?
- What are you seeing that future business graduates should be aware of as they start their careers?