What country were you born in, and how long have you lived in Cleveland?  

Born in India, grew up in Portland, Oregon, have lived in Cleveland for about 14 years  

You have been nominated for this recognition by another amazing person, proving that we are so much stronger when we support one another. What is one piece of advice you have for women in your community and all over the world?   

I have found that staying focused on my purpose and values helps me to operate with greater clarity in a time when there can be so much that competes for our attention.  Is what I’m doing helping to ensure a healthier, more equitable environment for children?  Am I showing up as a servant leader with consistent integrity and inclusiveness?  Am I honoring the relationships in my life?  For me, checking in with myself by asking those questions helps me to remain grounded. 

How can the greater Cleveland community encourage, support, and amplify the success of international women?  

Welcoming newcomers to Cleveland and celebrating our cultural diversity help to make our city more vibrant and inclusive for everyone.