Bland is Banned: Aditi Bhatiya’s Dynamic Journey from Microbiology to CEO and Community Advocate

Aditi Bhatiya
Aditi Bhatiya

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Name: Aditi Bhatiya
Age: 41
Pronouns: she/her
Profession: CEO, The Spice Age Group | Founder, Passport 2 Fashion | Business Operations Consultant, Ohio State University
Neighborhood: Hilliard
Education: M.S. Microbiology, The Ohio State University
Favorite local spots in Columbus: Pistacia Vera, Mandrake, Townhall, Goodale Station, Cafe Istanbul, Lavash, Clove, Rooh
Community Involvement: Passport 2 Fashion, Columbus Fashion Council, Fashion Week Columbus, Healthcare Business Women’s Association, Asian Indian Alliance, Columbus Young Professionals Club
Quote: “Bland is Banned!”
Connect: LinkedIn | Instagram

Aditi Bhatiya, at 41, is a multifaceted professional making waves as the CEO of The Spice Age Group, Founder of Passport 2 Fashion, and a Business Operations Consultant at The Ohio State University. Originating from Mumbai, India, Aditi’s journey began as a Microbiology scientist at OSU. Her career evolved, blending scientific expertise with strategic consulting, digital marketing, and event management.

Guided by the mantra “Bland is Banned,” Aditi’s commitment to positive transformation extends to her nonprofit, Passport 2 Fashion. The organization amplifies underrepresented voices, showcasing diversity in styles and cultures, fostering a sense of belonging. Simultaneously running her consultancy, Aditi tailors solutions for small businesses and non-profits.

Coffee fuels her mornings, and the desire for continuous improvement propels her through the workweek. Aditi’s advice centers on intentionality and lifelong learning. To unwind, she cherishes moments with her daughter and strolls along the Scioto River.

Aditi’s favorite Columbus spots, including Pistacia Vera and Goodale Station, reflect her diverse interests. From aspiring to be a chef as a child to embracing her unconventional career, Aditi’s journey defies limits. Recognized with the Next Up Columbus award, she affirms the power of diverse paths, emphasizing Columbus’s pulse as a thriving community fostering inclusivity and support.

The Next Up Columbus Awards highlight emerging leaders who are connectors and ambassadors in central Ohio and who are making a positive impact on the future of Columbus. The Columbus Young Professionals Club would like to offer special thanks to our 2023 co-presenters, Discover Financial, Ohio Dominican University and Quantum Health for their support of this year’s awards program. Meet the entire “Class of 2023” »


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