Trina DasGupta is an award-winning producer, writer, director and entrepreneur. Currently, she serves as Founder & CEO of Single Palm Tree Productions, a media company that creates content that changes culture. SPT’s partners have included The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the Apollo Theater, STX Entertainment, Teen Vogue, Girls Who Code, Vimeo Originals, and Comedy Central International and her accolades include a Cannes Lion, National Association of Broadcasters Innovation prize and Webby for Online Film & Video.
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. Additionally, she is a regular consultant with clients including Sesame Workshop, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Democratic National Committee, among others.
Trina is a frequent public speaker, including at prestigious institutions such as the United Nations, SXSW, the Paley Center for Media, Advertising Week, Mobile World Congress and the Council for Foreign Relations. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with degrees from the Wharton School of Business and the Annenberg School of Communications and also sits on the Board of Directors of Girls Who Code.