Pooja Mottl is an author, writer, and advocate for helping women and girls become the best versions of themselves and leaders in business, government, and industry. She is the founder of HerMindset, a platform providing mindset tools for females to become their greatest selves. She is also a research collaborator at the Markman Lab within the Department of Psychology at Stanford University where she is a co-author on a working study examining language in feminist-style children's books and its impact on girls' motivation to lead.
She is the author of The 3-Day Reset (Seal Press/Hachette,2014), a self-help book on transitioning from processed to healthy, whole foods endorsed by John Mackey, Co-Founder of Whole Foods Market.
Mottl gained a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan and an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics, beginning her career as an Investment Banker at premier bulge bracket global investment banks and as an economic analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She is also a graduate of the professional Chef Training Program at the Natural Gourmet Institute (NGI) and earned a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University.
She has appeared on Good Morning America, WGN-TV, Martha Stewart Radio, WomensHealthMag.com, Glamour.com, Style.com, The Better Show, Good Day Austin, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Serendipity Magazine, HuffPost Live, Time.com, WomensDay.com, and other media outlets.
Pooja was born and raised in the Midwest and was a resident of London, England for nearly a decade. She is a mother of two, an avid athlete, sports enthusiast, and a former 3-sport HS varsity athlete.
Currently working on a Children’s book to motivate young children, especially girls, to run for elected office and become politically and civically educated and engaged.