Parvathi has a Masters in Communication from the Hyderabad Central University and is an alumnus of the Management Programme for Women Entrepreneurs at the IIM Bangalore. She is the Founder, Managing Director of Innovation Alchemy Consulting Pvt Ltd, a lead Indian firm in strategic Innovation facilitation; and also the Founder CEO of Fresh Harvest Pvt Ltd, a sustainable agriculture enterprise.
Parvathi has built a repertoire of knowledge in designing and facilitating innovation adoption for Leaders and Teams working on complex challenges like rural livelihood generation, rural-urban market linkages, urban transformation, smart city development, water, healthcare, sanitation and sustainable agriculture solutions. She has designed and led large innovation facilitation programes for clients such as the Marico Innovation Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the World Bank Group, DFID and ITC eChoupal amongst others. She is recognized for her strategic facilitation skills, capacity to cull out fundamental insights, deep knowledge of the innovation & enterprise space in India and ability to build meaningful collaborations with people and organizations in the innovation ecosystem.
The Innovation Alchemy team, under Parvathi’s leadership has developed Alchemize™, an acceleration methodology to facilitate innovative ideas and enterprises towards scale organizations where several entrepreneurs & organizations have being supported in their journey to scale up innovations; and she is also the curator of Alchemix™ a community of practice for innovators & entrepreneurs.
Parvathi is an empanelled Facilitator for Harvard Business Publishing in India and Leads several Harvard programs for Corporate Leadership Teams on behalf of HBP across India, Middle East and Singapore. She is a Certified Independent Director and a member of the Institute of Directors. She blogs actively and can be found on twitter @parvathimenon where she shares learning and insights from her various engagements in the emerging markets of India.