July 10, 2016  Part I

Get Informed - Get Involved! SAWEN Spotlighton local non-profit Organizations introduced at meetings:

Ruchika Pandey - C.R.Y.

Child Rights & You


SAWEN welcomes and encourages women from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to join, network, enjoy and prosper.


This is a networking group of South Asian women entrepreneurs, career professionals, artists, performers, who want to network with like-minded women, to get inspiration from one another and meet other successful women in our community. 

This group is conceptualized and organized by Nanda Mehta of Ahaana. 

To create a database of members.
To showcase inspiring speakers from our community.
To provide resources to one another. 
To create a referral network for one another.

Our group is a circle of women who have chosen their respective fields of work and are passionate to achieve their goals. The aim of this group is to be a source of referrals for one another and an abundance of information and support.

2015-2016 Committee: Alka Rao, Nilanjana Banerjee, Preet Kambo, Sushumna Kannan and Pooja Thomre

Nanda Mehta



2017 - Present Committee: Alka Rao, Nilanjana Banerjee, Vanitha Rao, Meenakshi Jain

Buddy Up & Keep It Down - health and fitness initiative. 

September 11, 2016  Part II

Jas Grewal - Cais Sdma

The Committee for the Arts of the

Indian Subcontinent

San Diego Museum of Art


Neelu Bhardwaj - SDIAS

San Diego Indian American Society


SAWEN - South Asian Women Entrepreneurs Network

Reva Subra - P.U.S.E.


Kavita Rajaratnam - AIM for Seva



Romila Notani - House of India


Sneh Agarwal - SD Nari