Neetal Parekh - Finding Common Ground

Neetal Parekh is the Founder of Innov8social.  She is a social impact ecosystem builder and licensed attorney, with expertise in digital strategy, storytelling, and communications. Neetal is the author of book 51 Questions on Social Entrepreneurship, host of The Impact Podcast by Innov8social, convener of Impactathon®, and a frequent speaker, facilitator, and moderator on topics including social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, and ways entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and consumers can build and strengthen ecosystems for social impact. Neetal has been a speaker at SXSW, Net Impact, Stanford Law School, Santa Clara University Law School, Berkeley Law School, General Assembly, WeWork, Sustainatopia, SF+Acumen, Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, and has been featured in Idealist Careers, SSIR, GOOD, Horyou, Women 3.0, Social Entrepreneur Podcast, The Good Radio Network, among other media. Neetal holds a B.A. in International Political Science from UCLA, where she interned at the U.S. Consulate in Mumbai, India. She pursued her interest in international work through volunteering in rural India and studying public human rights law in Geneva and Strasbourg. Her past experience includes strategy roles at FindLaw, Calvert Foundation, Net Impact, and a handful of early-stage startups. She also served as Chief of Product and Impact at an education company (and public benefit corporation) where she designed and delivered entrepreneurship and business education. Neetal has participated as a fellow in StartingBloc, Boem Media Fellowship at Opportunity Collaboration, Hive Global Leaders, and New Leaders Council, where she also served on the Advisory Board. She also engaged with the Executive team of VLAB, the MIT Enterprise Forum Bay Area Chapter at Stanford University, as Outreach Chair, and serves on the Advisory Board for SXSW Pitch Advisory Board. Innov8social has co-created 12 Impactathon® events in eight cities across the US, serving over 300 participants ages 13-80+. The goal of these interactive convenings is to engage new generations of problem-solvers and invite new leaders to the table of social entrepreneurship. A passionate advocate for social entrepreneurship and impact innovation, Neetal believes that this field empowers us to creatively re-imagine how businesses and individuals can create meaningful impact and lasting value. https://www.linkedin.com/in/neetal/ https://www.instagram.com/innov8social/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/possibilityhours/support

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