“I started Kalaia because I was passionate about empowering women through the Direct Selling platform. We extend our mission through the Kalaia Cares Micro-Loan Program that supports female owned business around the world. When I started Kalaia, what I didn’t expect was the countless ways we will change lives through our products. That has been the most rewarding part of this journey.”
Born and raised in a small town in Sri Lanka, Gaya had a very humble upbringing. Thanks to her parents, Gaya had the opportunity to come to the United States to pursue her higher education. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Utah State University and an MBA from Iowa State University. During her decade long career in the Direct Selling industry, Gaya has worked with mature billion-dollar companies to newer and smaller companies that are going through hyper growth stage both in traditional multi-level marketing and party plan structures.
Gaya has a wide range of experience managing all aspects of a business from sales and marketing, operations, finance to international expansion. Having lived in 3 countries (Sri Lanka, Malaysia and United States); and launched and managed businesses in 5 continents, Gaya’s international experience will come in handy as Kalaia expands outside of the United States.
Gaya and her husband have a beautiful daughter and a yellow lab who is convinced that he is the baby boy of the family. They love traveling around the world and exploring different cultures. Gaya loves cooking and takes advantage of the quiet time with her family every chance she gets.
Learn more about Gaya’s extensive experience in the Direct Selling industry and read what the industry experts are saying about her leadership and management skills on LinkedIn.
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