Indian Consulate in New York celebrates Women’s Day

With a series of events, the Consulate General of India in New York celebrated International Women’s Day, with a grand finale event culminating on March 8 here in New York. A panel discussion on ‘Balancing Act -Women in 21st Century’ was held, and was attended by dozens of invited guests. Consul General Riva Ganguly Das, in her opening remarks talked about the challenges women continue to face as they balance their career and family.

The discussion was moderated by Dr. Hetal Gor,a physician, entrepreneur, political activist, women’s advocate and philanthropist with panelists comprising of Linda Bowden,Regional president, PNC Bank; Nina Pineda, WAVC-TV reporter; Dr. Nimisha Shukla, physician and entrepreneur and Seema Jagtiani, resident of Amogh Insurance & Wealth Management Agency. The discussion was followed by Q&A session.

Earlier, to mark International Women’s Day, photo exhibition on ‘Women of India’ by Prof. Doug Hilson was organized at the Consulate on March 6,2017.   Honoring the accomplishments and contributions of women from diverse backgrounds at the International Woman’s Day event. Consul General with the Hon. Maria Isabel Nieto, President of Society of Foreign Consuls and honoree Malini Shah on March 02, 2017.

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