The 100 Women to KNOW Across America Award, presented by JPMorgan Chase is a recognition that showcases the most influential, achieved, and honorable women in our society. Following a nomination and interview process, these women entrepreneurs, executives, creatives, and philanthropists have not only grown their dreams, but have created boundless opportunities for the next generation of female leaders. These women exemplify what it means to be high-achieving and ambitious on the next level and continue to pour into their communities as they do so.

Neerja Patel | Neerja Public Relations

Neerja Patel is the Founder of Neerja Public Relations a boutique PR Firm that champions the South Asian diaspora across industries, with a focus on food, fashion, beauty, arts, and entertainment. Neerja combined her two passions of her love for her culture and community combined with media and events to launch her firm over 10 years ago. Neerja lives in Westchester New York with her husband and their two kids, 14 and 11. She is also the Co-Founder of a South Asian Women’s Networking Group and sits on two boards for their school’s nonprofit organizations.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Don’t be in such a hurry to grow up, savor your moments.

What is your favorite quote?

“The future belongs to those that believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

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