The South Asian diaspora, an accumulation of generations of traditions, art, and stories from one of the oldest and richest cultures in the world, manifests in the lives of over 18 million immigrants from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan & the Maldives living outside of their country of origin.
While the contributions of the diaspora have spanned many industries and geographies, South Asian womxn have largely been an invisible minority and underrepresented group in the workplace and the larger diversity landscape. At Neythri, a community created by and for South Asian womxn, our goal is to shine a spotlight on female leaders who have been overlooked for far too long.
Neythri exists to give South Asian womxn the community and support they need to succeed at work and beyond. South Asian women are changing the world by challenging gender and racial stereotypes in the workplace to build and invest in category-defining companies. The Black Lives Matter movement, which started to take center stage in 2020, underscores the need for increased dialogue about communities that have been overlooked, marginalized and/or oppressed. As a result, the need for organizations like Neythri to exist is paramount now more than ever.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve had the privilege of connecting with the incredible founders highlighted below and have been endlessly inspired by their stories, courage, and conviction.
Their motivations and formative experiences are varied – the death of a parent, redefining beauty, surviving a war, scaling businesses, the desire (Read more…)