BURLINGTON, MA—The duo of Mandy Pant and Jharna Madan return as the emcees while Dr. Manju Sheth hosts the 16th Annual Woman of the Year Awards gala on Friday at Burlington Marriott Hotel in Burlington, MA.
“With 500 entrepreneurs, philanthropists, professionals and community leaders, this will be the largest Woman of the Year gala ever,” said Upendra Mishra, publisher of INDIA New England News and producer of Woman of the Year gala. “We are in hands of three amazing ladies, the teen devians.”
Dr. Manju Sheth, INDIA New England News’s Chai With Manju celebrity interview series and president of INE Multimedia, said Woman of the Year, now in its 16th year, has become a great tradition in New England.
“Woman of the Year gala is an annual tradition that our community looks forward to every year,” said Dr. Sheth. “It is a day to honor women, get inspired and also have fun with family and friends. Our team is looking forward to warmly welcoming everyone.”
Dr. Sheth is a Board-Certified Internist with keen interest in women’s health. She works at Lahey Health. She was voted in the 150 ‘Women of Influence’ by YW of Boston in 2016. Dr. Sheth served as president of Indian Medical Association of New England in 2013. She has been a big advocate for empowerment of women and has been voted Woman of the year in 2011. Dr. Sheth is the creator and host of the popular “Chai with Manju” celebrity interview series
Mandy Pant is Academic Research Director at Intel. She works with leading academic researchers worldwide and technical experts to seed and drive research efforts in areas of strategic importance to Intel in particular and the computing industry in general. She has published 20+ technical papers in prestigious VLSI conferences and journals, has two issued patents and five pending patents.
She received her Bachelors (B.Tech) in Computer Science and Engineering from I.I.T Kharagpur, India, a Masters (MS) in Electrical Engineering and a Doctorate (PhD) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.
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 across the nation in general and in the New England area in particular. She is an avid reader, traveler, dancer and yoga enthusiast.
Jharna Madan is a senior interior designer and project manager and a TV Asia correspondent in Boston. She is closely associated with the Indian community in the New England area and is involved in many successful charitable, community oriented and commercial events in the area. As a local correspondent for TV Asia, she covers Indian events in the New England Area.