Trina DasGupta is an award-winning producer, director, writer, and entrepreneur. Currently, she serves as Founder & CEO of Single Palm Tree Productions (SPT), a media company dedicated to leveraging entertainment to help build cultural understanding. SPT’s partners have included The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the Apollo Theater, Girls Who Code, Vimeo, and Comedy Central Africa.
An interdisciplinary creative, Trina’s career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, in particular MTV Networks, bringing in $31 million in new revenue in two years with her branded entertainment productions for top brands, such as Coca-Cola and AT&T. In mobile, Trina ran the global public-private partnership, mWomen, designing an international movement to increase women's access to technology and raising $11 million in one year for the initiative, which was launched by then U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and 35+ business partners, such as Google, Airtel and Vodafone. Trina has also advised the U.S., Australian, British and other governments on the use of technology in emerging markets, created the world's first mobile social network dedicated to HIV prevention and produced original content in 12 languages across television, radio, print and digital for South Africa's largest non-profit, loveLife. Additionally, she is a regular consultant with clients including Sesame Workshop, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Democratic National Committee, among others.
Trina's culture shift work also won a Cannes Lion for the viral video, "Why can't girls code?", and her virtual reality project, "In Your Shoes," won the National Association of Broadcasters Innovation prize.
Trina is a frequent public speaker, including at prestigious events such as the Clinton Global Initiative, SXSW, the Paley Center for Media, Advertising Week, the Council for Foreign Relations and the UN Commission on the Status of Women. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with degrees from the Wharton School of Business and the Annenburg School of Communications and also sits on the Board of Directors of Girls Who Code.