Neetal Parekh is an experienced communicator, with a specialty in social enterprise, startups, social media strategy, writing/blogging, and public speaking. She is the Founder and CEO of Innov8social, which builds tools to help individuals and companies reach their impact potential. She is the host of the Innov8social Podcast, featuring interviews with thought leaders in the social good space. Most recently, Neetal served as Chief of Product and Impact at Thinktomi, an education company (and public benefit corporation) dedicated to delivering entrepreneurship and business education to people of diverse ages, backgrounds, and cultures.
She has over a decade of experience in corporate, education, nonprofit, government, and social enterprise settings. 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. Neetal holds a J.D. and is licensed to practice law in Washington, and has found great joy (and challenge and grit) in exercising her entrepreneurial spirit. Her past experience includes strategy roles at FindLaw, consulting roles at Calvert Foundation and Net Impact, and a handful of early-stage startups.
Neetal was a 2012 New Leaders Council Silicon Valley Fellow and 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.
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.