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Designer, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and mother of five, India Hicks was born in London, England and comes from both British and design royalty. Her father was famed interior decorator David Hicks, and her mother is Lady Pamela Hicks, whose father was the last Viceroy of India, hence her name.
India has always made bold life choices, which have led to a multi-faceted, unexpected journey. She has authored four design books, modeled for Ralph Lauren, among others, and been an on-air personality for networks ranging from Bravo to the BBC.
She has had her hand in the design world for over two decades- from hotels to home collections.
In 2015 India launched her eponymous Direct Sales brand. British heritage and a fresh perspective on island life informed this exclusive lifestyle collection. Despite closing its doors after five years of trading thousands of women saw talents and qualities in themselves that had been undiscovered.
More recently Indya launched a Podcast series - a look into the life of her extraordinary mother Lady Pamela, recording wonderfully intimate conversations between mother and daughter. With over 100,000 downloads already the podcast repeatedly sits at the top of many charts.
The India Hicks Company had a strong focus on giving back as has India herself. Having run 3 marathons in aid of Bahamian children’s education and cycling two 100-mile races raising funds for breast cancer in the Bahamas, a course close to her heart, as this disease took the life of her adopted son's mother.
Living in the Bahamas for the past 25 years India is in the position to now partner with Global Empowerment Mission as an on the ground force, bringing awareness to the continuing crisis in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.