042, Neetal Parekh, Innov8social | An Easy Button for Social Impact

042, Neetal Parekh, Innov8social | An Easy Button for Social Impact

Social impact expert Neetal Parekh wants to make an easy button for social entrepreneurs.

Neetal was born in Oklahoma City. Her parents had immigrated from India. She and her family moved frequently, about 20 times in 20 years. When Neetal and her family visited their family in India, she observed the gap between wealth and abject poverty. Even as a child, she thought about how she could close that gap – to make an impact.

Neetal trained as an attorney and, as part of her job, she wrote blogs about changes in law. In 2011, California proposed two pieces of legislation that allowed for-profit companies to pursue social impact while reducing the threat of legal action from activist shareholders.

Neetal was so moved by this concept of social impact companies, she started blogging at Innov8Social.com. Today, Innov8social is an online platform, an easy button for anyone who is trying to engage in social impact. They do that through a web site, blog, podcast, a book, online courses and other resources.

Social Entrepreneurship Quotes from Neetal Parekh:

“What’s been amazing is moving to Silicon Valley and seeing these entrepreneurs thinking about ‘how can we use this rocket ship of business to create social impact.”

[spp-tweet tweet=”How do we use all of these hours that we work and align with our intent to improve the world that we live in?”]

“When you move a lot, you have roots in different countries and different places; I think you start to see the world with a different lens.”

“I lost my mom to cancer in my last year of graduate school. I think when you go through something like that, it just shifts this idea that, all of our days are super limited. Whatever we have to give or collaborate, that’s what’s going to potentially continue.”

[spp-tweet tweet=”Engage in whichever way you can.”]

[spp-tweet tweet=”What is the way I can create social impact in my life, work or career? Put that in a sentence. #GoAndDo”]

[spp-tweet tweet=”One day we won’t even use the phrase social entrepreneurship because it will be part of entrepreneurship.”]

“I don’t think we realize our potential to create an impact, and the collective impact we can have together.”

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About the Author
Tony Loyd is a TEDx speaker, podcast host and the author of Crazy Good Advice: 10 Lessons Learned from 150 Leading Social Entrepreneurs. He is a former Fortune 500 executive with extensive experience in strategic planning, talent management, and leadership development. Tony is the host of the podcast Social Entrepreneur where you can hear the stories of changemakers who are making an impact on the world.

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