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.

Director of SAWEN: Nilanjana Banerjee

Past Committees:

2018 -       Committee:  Neepa Shah, Vanitha Rao, Meenakshi Jain, Seema Upadhyay,

                                      Jagriti Mutreja, Vipashi Trivedi-Sheth

2017 - 2018 Committee: Nilanjana Banerjee, Neepa Shah, Vanitha Rao, Meenakshi Jain

2016 - 2017 Committee: Alka Rao, Nilanjana Banerjee, Vanitha Rao, Meenakshi Jain

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

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

Current Committee

Vanitha Rao

Neepa Shah

Nanda Mehta

Nilanjana Banerjee

Meenakshi Jain


Seema Upadhyay

Vipashi Trivedi-Sheth

​Jagriti Mutreja

SAWEN - South Asian Women Entrepreneurs Network