Neetal Parekh is the Founder of Innov8social and Principal of Innovate Impact Media LLC. She is a licensed attorney, with expertise in digital strategy, storytelling, and communications. She 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 engage in social impact. Neetal has been a speaker at SXSW, Net Impact, Stanford Law School, Santa Clara University Law School, General Assembly, WeWork, Sustainatopia, SF+Acumen, Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, and has been featured in SSIR, GOOD, Horyou, Women 3.0, Social Entrepreneur Podcast, HeartBeings, 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, Hive, 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. Innov8social hosted its first live event, Impactathon, in 2016 bringing together social entrepreneurs for an interactive, day-long workshop featuring social impact talks and hackathon-style workshop.
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