Dita Bhargava

D Candidate for Connecticut State Treasurer Endorsed Candidate

Dita is a working parent who has spent her life overcoming challenges. Raised by a single immigrant mother of three, Dita persevered through economic hardship to make her way to McMaster University, where she earned the respect of her colleagues by becoming one of only a handful of women to obtain a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dita pursued an interest in finance where she enjoyed a distinguished career as a Trader and Hedge Fund Portfolio Manager. Dita was a Managing Director who lead a large portfolio of clients including large pension fund managers and posted superior returns on capital she managed.

She changed careers in 2015 to work on civic initiatives focused on gender parity, empowering underserved communities and promoting cultural awareness and inclusion. Dita co-founded the Parity Partnership of Connecticut, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to educating the public about gender inequality.

Dita also serves as a board member of the Urban League of Southern Connecticut, an organization that helps residents improve their economic status, and is a founding board member of the India Cultural Center of Greenwich, a nonprofit that promotes culture and diversity. In 2016, she rappelled down a 22 story building in Stamford to support Shatterproof, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the opioid crisis and ending the addiction epidemic.

In January of 2017, Dita was unanimously elected Vice Chair of the Connecticut State Democratic Party.