Shaila Kapoor was born to Indian immigrants and raised in the small town of Weatherford, Texas. She left Texas to attend college at the University of Pennsylvania where she double majored in economics and communications. She later earned her MBA from UCLA. Shaila has been an entrepreneur, a producer for public radio, and a consultant in education and marketing. She received various accolades for her work, including the Verizon President's Leadership Award and a Sprint Intrapreneurship commendation.
After the birth of her children, Shaila began to write about the moments that bind her family—the laughter, the sadness, the unexpected in the everyday. She is currently working on a memoir that captures the impact of culture on an Indian born in America. Excerpts from the book have been published in Hippocampus Magazine and India Currents.