Sima Parekh

Sima Parekh

With a background in technology program management and strategy, Sima Parekh supports organizations through transformation, execution and growth. She is the director of operations strategy and programs at IHG Hotels and Resorts and also serves as the executive director at 48in48. 48in48 is a nonprofit organization that hosts hackathon-style events that create free websites for small nonprofits. Over the past six years, she has held various roles at 48in48 prior to taking over as executive director. In the past year, she pivoted the organization from hosting onsite events to 100% virtual events. Her skills in strategy and execution have allowed her to help 48in48 continue to, not only, survive but excel during the pandemic.   

The Pandemic Changed Our Ability To Gather, But Not Our Ability To Give

As the executive director of a nonprofit, I’ve seen firsthand the devastating effects the pandemic had on organizations like ours and philanthropic efforts in general. Recovering from our own internal setbacks while focusing on the acute needs of those we serve, my peers and I are now taking stock of lessons learned and reexamining how to move forward collectively...

Social Impact Counts: Mobilizing a Diverse Workforce for Good

When assembling an internal team to direct meaningful efforts around social issues, organizations must include members of those populations most impacted. Bringing a set of diverse, representative voices to the table enables productive dialogue and opens the door to nonprofit organizations from multiple...