Name: Hitha Palepu
Company: Hitha On The Go
Lives In: New York, NY
About Me: I'm a writer, an entrepreneur, and a jetsetter. I write the lifestyle blog Hitha On The Go and authored the forthcoming book How To Pack. I run a tech startup that helps build charity platforms and actionable pages for influencers and celebrities, with our #IDREAMOF campaign going live on Giving Tuesday in 2016. I live in the Upper West Side with my family. In my spare time, I love to travel, read, cook, and teach my son all about the Philadelphia Eagles.
What are your skills?: Marketing, Influencer, Events, Writing
What is your education?: BS in Biochemistry, BA in History from University of Washington
Interested in: Business, Collaboration, Mentoring, Friendship, Playdates
Why do you want to be a part of heymama?: I've gotten to know Katya throughout the year and attend a few HeyMama events, and am drawn to the incredible community of mothers committed to their children, their businesses, and helping other women. I've made some amazing friendships through the events and want to give back as much as I've benefited from being a part of this amazing group.
What are your brand goals for this year?: I want my book to be a New York Times bestseller. I want to expand my site and launch a podcast featuring Solvers - women like Katya and Amri, Lauren of Hello Sitter, and Nicole of Splendid Spoon - who identified problems and built amazing solutions, all while juggling motherhood.
Words you live by/quotes you love: "Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." - Vince Lombardi
"Do or do not. There is no try." - Yoda
Basically, get it done. And do it the best you can :)
Best advice you’ve ever been given?: "Doing good is good business." I've made giving back an integral part of everything I do (powered by Bridge2Act, obviously), and would love to help other heymama mamas do the same :)
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