A lifelong entrepreneur, Deepti is the CEO and Founder of FoodtoEat, a community-minded catering concierge service. She started FoodtoEat in 2011 to connect immigrant, women and minority-owned food vendors to opportunities for growth - ultimately helping them strengthen their own business skills. FoodtoEat helps businesses feed employees great food and build stronger & more diverse work cultures. She is also a Co-Founder of Bikky, a platform solving customer engagement for restaurants.
As a mother and small business owner, Deepti is a vocal advocate for policies that benefit these communities. She served on the Board for the Business Center for New Americans, a non-profit that encourages immigrant entrepreneurship by providing micro-loans and financial education. She also writes about how companies can modernize motherhood in the workplace, and mentors female entrepreneurs as part of the NYC Mayor’s WE NYC initiative.
Press & Mentions
"Deepti led an inspiring and unconventional conversation at our IIDA Pioneering Design, Agents of Change event. Her perspective on how the labels we impose on ourselves, or that others impose on us, can be a vehicle for action -not just re-action, really hit home and forced us to think differently. We appreciated being pushed outside of our comfort zone and admire Deepti for her courageous work and activism."
-- Erin Ruby, Erin Ruby Design & Stacy Marcus, Workframe
As the Public Programs Manager at the Museum of Food and Drink, I work with all kinds of speakers and moderators, from chefs to food writers to entrepreneurs. Deepti stands out to me as one of the more thoughtful and adept moderators that I have had the pleasure of working with. Her apparent care and confidence made the panelists comfortable, which allowed for surprising and fruitful connections that may not have been reached without her preparation and guidance. As a moderator you must be able to do your research, listen intently, and make new connections between panelists, information, and the audience, often on the fly; Deepti made this difficult job look easy.
- - Colin Walker, Museum of Food & Drink (MOFAD)
Deepti Sharma possesses a unique ability to make a conversation in a room 50 people deep, feel like a girl's night at your bestie's. I worked with Deepti on a panel event for Six Degrees Society where we tackled the delicate topic of working motherhood. Deepti performed beyond expectations as the moderator of our panel. Not only did she bring great energy and intention on the day of, but she went the extra mile and met with all of the panelists by phone and in person ahead of the event to ensure alignment and a really calm and comfortable atmosphere for everyone involved. The event got rave reviews. Would highly recommend Deepti as a speaker/panelist on an array of topics from motherhood to entrepreneurship and much more in-between!"
– Ashley Salamanca, Director of Programming & Partnerships, Six Degrees Society
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