Preethi came to the US as part of an on-site software development project. After the birth of her daughter, she found herself juggling motherhood and freelancing. When she was looking for parenting advice online, she saw a lack of outlets for Indian mothers. In 2011, Preethi founded Indian Mothers Connect (IMC) a global community for urban Indian mothers to connect and share stories. IMC has since grown from a small operation to a fully monetized global network where Indian mothers can meet, give parenting and pregnancy advice, and review books and products for other mothers to read and share.
You can learn more about Preethi and connect with her on IMC about page.
In this interview, Preethi discusses:
- Moving from India to the U.S., and then acclimating to lifestyle in California
- How she developed IMC from a two-person project to a full-blown social network
- How IMC spans the world to let Indian mothers in every country to be part of the community
- How she managed juggling motherhood, starting up IMC, and overcoming self doubt
- The future of IMC, and how IMC is the go-to place for Indian mothers, people looking for product reviews, and people seeking pregnancy & child rearing advice, and the upcoming IMC marketplace – including other Indian mothers who are creating their own home-based business network on IMC
Preethi is the founder at IMC
Preethi enjoys Jane Austen’s writing
Book: Zero to One by Peter Thiel