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Ami Bhansali

Chai Diaries Founder and CEO Retail Mission Viejo, CA
About Ami
Hi! I am Ami, the founder and CEO of Chai Diaries - A lifestyle brand retailing specialty organic and conventional teas. Inspired by my tea enriched household (three generations of history in growing and manufacturing tea in the beautiful Nilgiris, India), the brand is all about REAL TEA, REAL HERBS, REAL SPICES!
Embracing a tea culture from early on, I am on a mission to make fresh, premium teas accessible to all. Inspired by fashion, art, culture and diversity, Chai Diaries is about clean ingredients, beautiful packaging and a superior tea experience.
Sourcing teas from the world-over, our specialty teas are hand blended locally in Los Angeles, California.

I moved to the USA 5 years ago with 3 suitcases, a 100 USD and a BIG dream. I landed in New York, started the company in a friend's apt, moved to LA a year later to be closer to our operations. In the process I met the love of my life, had an amazing wedding with fam and friends from all over the globe and 2 years in, on our way for our delayed honeymoon I found out I was pregnant!
So now my mission includes delivering "calm in chaos with every sip",something we as mompreneurs TOTALLy need!

There is no passion to be found playing small-in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. --Nelson Mandela

How many kids? Ages?

Yuvraj Adi / Male / 1 year old

Interested In

Collaborating, Consulting, Finding a Mentor, Friendship, Hiring Talent, Mentoring, Networking, Playdates

Words you live by/quotes you love

There is no passion to be found playing small-in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. --Nelson Mandela

What special skill, talent or gift would you like to give back to the community?

I am a serial entrepreneur with experience in both india and the usa. My expertise is in marketing and branding and now retail. My goals are to encourage entrepreneurship among women who have a fire to do something but may not know a direction; I want to give back to promoting women education; and most of all I want to do my bit to eradicate hunger (being hungry is not a choice! It’s a need which no one should have to go through!)

What is your biggest business challenge right now?

Funding & Finance

Why do you want to be a part of heymama?

Connect with like minded mom bosses looking to leave a mark in the world! For your wellness events I would love to collaborate as well!

xx Ami Bhansali

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