Shivani Khanna has over 13 years of experience in both corporate and social entrepreneurship sectors.
Outside of co-authoring the social enterprise book, she is working as a business consultant on projects with a global footprint. Her prior roles include: leading the prepaid product strategy in emerging markets at Visa Inc. and driving communication strategies at Equal Access, an international not-for-profit organization. She has extensive international experience and has worked in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
Her areas of expertize include: leveraging products and technologies, particularly payment and mobile platforms, to deliver scalable solutions in emerging markets; creating targeted outreach for base of pyramid customers, and building cross sector partnerships.
Shivani holds a Masters of Business Administration from Santa Clara University, with a specialization in Finance and Marketing and a Masters degree in Psychology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh PA.
Shivani is affiliated with organizations such as the Hub SOMA and Conscious Capitalism. She is passionate about combining the best from both the business world and the social sector to create a third space that provides wealth and dignity.
Neetal Parekh is an experienced communicator skilled in social media strategy, content creation, and editing.
Outside of co-authoring the book on social enterprise, she leads curriculum and business development at Thinktomi, which offers live, customizable business and entrepreneurship education. Neetal’s past experience includes strategy roles at FindLaw, and consulting roles at Calvert Foundation and Net Impact. In 2011, Neetal founded Innov8Social to explore the growing field of social innovation.
Neetal holds a B.A. in International Political Science from UCLA, where she also interned at the U.S. Consulate in Mumbai. She has 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.
Neetal was a 2012 New Leaders Council Silicon Valley Fellow and is currently on the Advisory Board. She also serves as VLAB Outreach Chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum Bay Area Chapter at Stanford University.
She is a passionate advocate for social entrepreneurship and impact innovation and believes that this field empowers us to creatively reimagine how businesses can create meaningful impact and lasting value.
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