Indian American Impact Project Celebrates WOMEN WHO IMPACT with Senator Kamala Harris, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, and Others

On Tuesday, October 2, the Indian American Impact Project (“Impact Project”) hosted WOMEN WHO IMPACT, a celebration of Indian American women leaders. A capacity audience of over 200 guests attended the event at the Washington offices of Covington & Burling LLP.
Speakers included U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris; U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal; Nisha Biswal, President, U.S. India Business Council; Vanita Gupta, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; Meena Harris, Founder, Phenomenal Women Action Campaign; Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Executive Editor, Teen Vogue; Seema Nanda, CEO, Democratic National Committee; and Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress.

“One of the goals of the Indian American Impact Project is to increase the visibility of leaders in our community,” said Priya Dayananda, Impact Project Board Member. “For the first time in history, we have an amazing cohort of Indian American women who are shaping, and leading, our political and policy landscape. These women are power brokers, influencers, and thought leaders -- and we are very proud of them.”

“The energy and enthusiasm in the room was undeniable,” said Mini Timmaraju, Impact Project Board Member, “These phenomenal women inspired all of us to dream big, blaze our own trails, and always fight for the values of our community. Looking around, it was clear to me that the future of our community is bright — and that future is female.”

High resolution photos of the event can be found at this link.

Founded in 2016 by Raj Goyle and Deepak Raj, and formally launched earlier this year, the Indian American Impact Project is focused on expanding the ranks of Indian Americans in government, politics, and public service. An affiliated organization, the Indian American Impact Fund, endorses and supports Indian American candidates running for office.
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