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Episode 11: Nikita Maheshwari (29) - founder of non-profit MoveUp

Episode 11: Nikita Maheshwari (29) - founder of non-profit MoveUp

“The advice I’d gotten from a lot of folks was to work hard right now, and later when you have income, you can invest it in non-profit causes, but I always had this tension inside me - I have time right now, I have energy, how can I not be giving back!?”

My inspiring guest in this Thanksgiving episode is San Francisco-based Nikita Maheshwari who tells the story of moving from India at age 7, not knowing any English, and the immense sense of gratitude she has for the opportunities she’s had in America. Listen to Nikita talk about the impact her non-profit has made in the lives of marginalized Bay area women, and the impact the clients have made on HER!

A timely episode for those of us in America entering the holiday season, especially as MoveUp gears up for #GivingTuesday on November 27! Please share Nikita’s incredible story and know that all the donations on her site go directly towards programs that help under-served women become financially independent.

Listen to the episode below or on iTunes here, and don't miss the Shownotes for all the books and other favorites we discussed!

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SHOWNOTES FROM EPISODE 11:

Special thanks to Mohit Shandilya & Rajat Upadhyay @ Flying Carpet Productions for audio post-production engineering!

Episode 12: Shuchi Saraswat (35) - writer / curator of Transnational Literature Series and book buyer at Brookline Booksmith

Episode 12: Shuchi Saraswat (35) - writer / curator of Transnational Literature Series and book buyer at Brookline Booksmith

Episode 10: Shilpa Agashe (39) - artist / engineer

Episode 10: Shilpa Agashe (39) - artist / engineer

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