Name: Nithya Thadani
Lives In: West Village, New York
About Me: Building ideas for companies is my passion. I’ve spent most of my career working in innovation – helping companies like Coca Cola and Samsung deliver big ideas to market. I’m a creative person with an analytical background and enjoy all aspects of new product development – from strategy to design and prototyping.
Mama and personal clown to Sonia Devan (middle-named after Devarajan, her great grandfather who passed a few days before meeting her). Wife and “beautiful tornado” to Sonny (his nickname for me).
Hire Me For/I'm Good At: Strategic thinking, consulting, marketing, building and scaling ideas. Mentoring and training. Gift wrapping (my post-retirement dream job).
Interested In: All of the above. I’m currently exploring my own venture... more to come!
Mama Likes: Dancing – I grew up as an Indian classical dancer and still love to dance (even though now it is primarily for Sonia’s bath time entertainment!). Travel – my grandfather took all of his grandchildren to a different continent every summer growing up, wanting us to experience new cultures… it was the best gift of my life and I hope I can give it back to future generations.
Mama Inspiration: My tiger mama… she was just finishing her masters when she had me, juggling work, living in a new country… wearing a sari to class every day. And I thought I had it rough here in New York J .
Brands that most reflect your style or that you’d want to work with: I love innovative brands with a point of view: Netflix, REI, Pantone, Lego, Essie, Anthropologie, Eataly, Equinox, Oscar Health… to name a few.
Words you live by/quotes you love: If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more you do, the more you can do. – Lucille Ball
Best advice you’d give to someone starting out: There is never a good time!
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