The Trio Returns to Woman of the Year Gala: Mandy Pant and Jharna Madan as Master of Ceremonies and Dr. Manju Sheth as Director and Hostess

From left to right: Mandy pant, Manju Sheth and Jharna Madan
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BURLINGTON, MA—The trio of Dr. Manju Sheth, Mandy Pant and Jharna Madan has returned to the 17th Annual Woman of the Year Awards gala on Friday at Burlington Marriott Hotel in Burlington, MA.

Dr. Sheth, director of the Woman of the Year Awards Gala, will also serve as hostess of the evening. Ms. Pant and Ms. Madan will conduct the evening and award ceremonies as Masters of Ceremonies.

“With about 500 entrepreneurs, philanthropists, professionals and community leaders, we are looking forward to celebrating success of 20 outstanding women at the Woman of the Year Awards gala,” said Upendra Mishra, publisher of INDIA New England News and producer of Woman of the Year gala. “We will also honor world-class music teacher Tara Anand with the Lifetime Achievement Award 2019.”

“Every year, we raise our bar higher for this event. It is  a privilege to honor Tara Anand for enriching us with her music for three decades . We are also excited to honor our 20 Outstanding Women,” said Dr. Sheth, who has been hosting and directing gala for the last seven years. “They showcase the evolving woman power of our community . We are looking forward to welcoming our guests on Friday with a unique show presented by our dynamic team.”

Dr. Sheth is a Board-Certified Internist with keen interest in women’s health. She works at Beth Israel 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

Ms. 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.

Ms. 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.


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