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A Conversation with Avni Patel Thompson

May 10, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


May 10
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Visions and Voices — A Conversation with Avni Patel Thompson

The Riveter is proud to present our inaugural “Visions and Voices” event at 6pm on May 10th, featuring Avni Patel Thompson, founder and CEO of Poppy (

Come join us for an intimate gathering where Avni will open up and share the behind-the-scenes stories of her success and struggles. Learn Avni’s backstory about launching Poppy and the trade-offs she has to make every day as a mother, business woman and entrepreneur. Ask questions and hear from Avni about how she created solutions for her unique set of life circumstances.

Poppy is a Y Combinator and investor backed startup that makes lives easier for modern families by matching them to trusted and qualified childcare providers. Avni created Poppy because she was tired of feeling panicked and anxious every time she couldn’€™t find someone trustworthy to care for her kids. She realized how powerful it would be to have a roster of talented caregivers only a text away. Her mission is to rebuild the safety net of villages for every family, using technology and data.

Prior to taking the entrepreneurial leap, Avni led a successful career building consumer brands at P&G, BCG, adidas and Starbucks. Avni holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of British Columbia and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. In her spare time, you’€™ll find Avni having a dance party with her 2 little girls and husband.