Avani Parekh is Program Manager for Community Partnerships, in Asia Pacific for Facebook where she helps community leaders power up their leadership, access and impact across the Facebook platform of apps. A lover of using technology to help the underserved and voiceless, she’s formed communities and platforms to foster empathy and support for women and young people.
Her last venture was called LoveDoctor, a service to bring confidential sex and healthy relationship advice to youth using chat, sms, and email, serving over 400,000 young people across the world. She also was a founding partner of the viral youth counseling program, Snapcounsellors on Snapchat (snapcounsellors.com). She is a serial social entrepreneur and social enterprise consultant with over 14 years of experience in the social enterprise sector in India, Kenya, and the US.