The List of 20 Outstanding Women Announced

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WALTHAM, MA—INDIA New England News, the region’s oldest and largest print, online and video magazine, released the list of 20 Outstanding Women 2016 who be honored at the Woman of the Year Awards gala on June 3 at Burlington Marriott Hotel in Burlington, MA.

This year’s Outstanding List of 20 represents a diverse group of women in areas of of science, technology, business, education, healthcare, art and culture, and community and social services. The Lifetime Achievement Award this year will go Jasmine Shah, founder of Aangikam Dance Academy.

Here is the list of Outstanding 20 Women 2016 (in the alphabetical order):

pratima abi-s Pratima Abichandani

President, Boston Chapter of Pratham USA
Executive in Residence for the Babson College Fund

 

 

Rita Advani-WOY-sRita Advani

President, Bush Pond Ventures, LLC/High Touch High Tech of New England

Community Service in education, healthcare and energy

 

Rakashi Chand-sRakashi Chand

Pageant Winner: Mrs. Rhode Island United States 2015 and Mrs. India Massachusetts 2014
Secretary, United India Association of New England

 

 

Prarthana Desai-cutPrarthna Desai

Student and Volunteer: Zipline International and Clinton Health Access Initiative
Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School

 

 

nirmalaNirmala Garimella

Co-founder, Lokvani
Lexington Town Member, Head of Development at American India Foundation New England

 

 

Chitra JavdekarChitra Javdekar

Dean: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Massachusetts Bay Community College

 

 

Heena Karna-sHenna A. Karna

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Xceedance

 

 

 

Farida Kathawalla

Farida Kathawalla

Philanthropist and Co-President: Global Women’s Circle
World Education, American India Foundation

 

 

Ladani-resizeAlpa Ladani

Captain, United States Army
Highest Ranking Indian-American Female Officer Served in Afghanistan

 

 

Kavyashree Mallanna-sKavyashree Malanna

Chess Champion
Founder and director, Celestial Minds

 

 

Praveen Minocha-sParveen Minocha

President, Ekal New England
Software Development Manager at Oracle

 

 

Jayanthi Narasimhan-sJayanthi Narasimhan

Founder and CEO
WatchRx, Inc.

 

 

Rekha Parliwala-sRekha Palriwala

Community Service
Editorial Assistant, Physics Department at Northeastern University

 

 

Rupal Patel (Photo: VocaliD)

Rupal Patel

Speech scientist and technologist
VocaliD and Northeastern University

 

 

Annette Philip (Photo by Meredith Nierman)

Annette Philip

Founder: India Exchange at Berklee College of Music
Musician and member of Women of the World

 

 

sangeeta pradhanSangeeta Pradhan

Chair, Central Mass Dietetic Association
Diabetes Program Coordinator, Charles River Medical Associates

 

 

 

sapraPriya Sapra

Chief Product Officer
SHYFT Analytics

 

 

Gitika SrivastavaGitika Srivastava

Founder and CEO: Navya Network
Partner: KAHM Capital

 

 

geeta

Dr. Geeta Trivedi, MD

Past President and Chair of Board of Trustees 2015
Indian Medical Association of New England

 

 

Sonika Vaid

Sonika Vaid

Singer
American Idol Star: Top 5 Finalist

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