Emerging Leaders Taylor and Pant to Serve as Masters of Ceremony at the Woman of the Year Awards Gala

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WALTHAM, MA—INDIA New England News, the region’s premier online and print publication and the producer of its flagship annual Woman of the Year awards gala, today announced that Mondira (Mandy) Deb Pant and Aditi Taylor, Boston’s two emerging leaders in business and technology, will serve as Masters of Ceremony of the Woman of the Year 2014 Awards Gala celebrations, which is scheduled for June 5 at Burlington Marriott Hotel in Burlington, MA.

Pant received her Ph. D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, and B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from I.I.T Kharagpur in India, and a MS in Electrical Engineering.

In her current role of Academic Research Director at Intel, Pant loves working with leading academic researchers worldwide and technical experts at Intel to seed and drive research efforts in areas of strategic importance to Intel in particular and the computing industry in general. She is regarded as a very strong and motivating technical speaker having given numerous invited talks at various conferences and universities, including several keynote talks and distinguished lectures. She is an active proponent of STE(A)M for Women and young girls and has participated in various efforts in promoting it particularly in the New England area In 2009, Mandy was recognized by Mass High Tech as one of the top ten upcoming Women to Watch in the New England area. In 2013, she was recognized by the India New England News as one of the top 20 South Asian Women of 2013 in the New England area.

Taylor is a Principal in the Boston office of Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Governance, Risk and Regulatory Services practice with almost 15 years of experience working with risk and control advisory services.

Taylor, who was recently called an emerging leader by the Boston Business Journal, serves as a leader in the firm’s Life Sciences Commercial Compliance practice leading variety of projects related to risk assessment, design, implementation of governance and compliance models, and business process and systems transformation. Aditi holds a BA Economics, University of Mumbai and a MBA from Bentley University, Waltham, MA. She also hold a Graduate Certificate in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Law and Compliance from Seton Hall University. In 2013, Taylor was named one of 20 Outstanding Women by INDIA New England News and was one of the finalists for Woman of the Year.

Dr. Manju Sheth, a physician at Lahey Health and a community leader and activist championing women’s rights and children’s education and health, will serve as the hostess of the evening. Entrepreneur and philanthropist Desh Deshpande will be the Chief Guest. Sipra Shah, a Shishu Bharati veteran for nearly 35 years, will receive inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award.

The event is sponsored by TJ Maxx, Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare, Dr. Manju Sheth, the Boston Group, Leader Bank and Burlington Marriott. Supporting sponsor are Bombay Club, Boston Sound & Light Company, Alankar and Dyuti Majumdar & Associates.

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