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Rita Avellar is a storyteller and marketing expert living in Greenwood. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Rita has been calling Indy home for over 8 years now. As a passionate advocate for female entrepreneurs, her mission is to help them find clarity in their message and foster stronger connections with their clients. Tell us more, Rita!
My Maven Superpower is … Storytelling.
Best book I’ve read lately is … Be: A No-Bullsh*t Guide to Increasing Your Self Worth and Net Worth by Simply Being Yourself By: Jessica Zweig and the biography of Rita Lee, a Brazilian rock star.
Self-care habit I swear by … Weekly massage, walking my dog daily and clay mask!
My first job was … as a vitamin store attendant for 2 months and, after that, a typewriter in Rio de Janeiro City Hall
The best career advice I can offer is … finding what you love doing and finding a mentor
A purchase I’ve been loving lately is … a red lipstick and cool readers
I feel most confident when … I dress in something that is my style
My favorite local restaurant dish is … Grits with egg at Milktooth
The thing I’ve been binging lately is … Succession
A fun fact about me is … I am a fencer, jiu-jitsu grappler and pole dancer
The skill I most want to learn is … DJing
A Maven you should know is … Alyssa Pfening
My favorite nonprofit to support is … The Patachou Foundation
What have you achieved recently that you’d like to celebrate with our community? Beat the s*** out of cancer!
What’s next for you? What can we expect to see over the next few years? Make my first short film (soon), my 3 TV series and see my agency thrive!