Dr. Swati Sathe
Anuja runs the Solutions Architecture team supporting US East - State and Local Govt business for Amazon Web Services (AWS). Along with her team, she focuses on helping customers drive innovation and productivity by leveraging the cloud to transform their business and service their constituents. Anuja has over 20 years of experience from having worked in start-ups as well as Fortune 100 companies. Anuja is passionate about Inclusion & Diversity and mentoring Early in Career Talent. Anuja has presented at several Industry conferences (Cisco Live, Philadelphia Women’s Conference) on technical and leadership topics. She was awarded the 2013 Women’s Unlimited ‘Most likely to be recognized as one of the outstanding leaders to watch’ award. She holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering and Colorado State University respectively.
Anuja lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children. She is a breast cancer survivor and has shared her journey through her blog (http://theanujaksingh.wordpress.com/) to help others as they face their own varied struggles.
I am a Managing Partner in Gartner Consulting as part of the HTTP (High Tech and Telecom Practice), working on Go-To-Market strategies for technology, telecom and Private Equity clients in the US with nearly 15 years of experience in Management Consulting, Business Strategy and Research.
Archana has a Masters in communication and over 27 years of experience in event management, artist and repertoire management & studio management.
She worked in the music industry in India for 8 years and was a part of the team that launched EMI-Virgin in India. She also worked as a production manager on several international films that were shot in India before moving to USA.
After moving to the US, she worked for a few years in advertising and media buying before starting Kulture kool in 2009.
Kulture kool is a performing arts Studio in New Jersey teaching classical & popular dance, music, drama , languages and enrichment to adults and children. Kulture kool has 4 locations in north jersey with over 500 students.
Archana also does national tour management for world music groups and is active in promoting diversity & cultural understanding through educational Workshops and assemblies schools, local museums, libraries and events in the tri-state area in USA.
Dr. Keyur Thakar
I am an Assistant Professor of Medicine Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/ Northwell Health. I practice Hematology and Oncology at Phelps Hospital Northwell Health, Sleepy Hollow, NY. I have done my Internal Medicine Internship/Residency and Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY.
I am very passionate about taking care of patients dealing with various cancers and blood disorders and also teach Medical Students and Family Medicine Residents
I am an art director for CBS overseeing all the creative for CBS sports and its properties.
Dr. Cristina Melendez
Dr. Cristina Melendez is the Chief Education Officer/Founder of Beyond Limits Consulting. Before being CEO, she dedicated most of her professional career to public service as an educator and community advocate. She believes that it is her responsibility to create opportunities that ensure all families and schools achieve to their highest potential. In her current role as a consultant, Cristina engages with community-based non-profits to solidify a pipeline to develop student access to the best educational institutions. She works with organizations empowering students to pursue their dreams exposing them to curriculum that is entrepreneurial in nature.
Dr. Bindu Khanna
Dr Bindu Khanna is a board certified child and adult psychiatrist, in practice for 20 years in NJ. She is currently medical director of outpatient behavioral health services at St Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, medical director at Cornerstone Day School and has her own private practice in West Orange, NJ. She has presented lectures as part of William Paterson University spring and fall on various mental health topics, volunteers for mental health education seminars for NAMI & it’s affiliates. Dr Khanna strongly believes knowledge is power and important to lower stigma associated with mental health.
A New York-based multimedia journalist, Natasha Israni has written, produced, and reported on camera for leading news outlets in New York and Mumbai, including Reuters Video News, Associated Press Television, Times Now, India Today, The Times of India and The American Bazaar. She recently completed her first work of fiction, “Monsoon Gods”, a novel set in 1990’s India. She holds a Master’s in English Literature from Mumbai University and a Master’s in Broadcast Journalism from New York University on a Ford Foundation scholarship.
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Seema S. Gangolli
Bachelors in chemical engineering, masters in Food Science. Started working in R&D as a product developer and has worked for renowned companies such as ConAgra foods and Coca Cola. Currently working for a global fruit processing company as a Key account manager
Lifelong entrepreneur: Founder of Hello, co-founder of eos, founding board member, Method.