Indian Business and Professional Women
In affiliation with Silicon Valley Reads 2021
Following Five Online (Via Zoom) Events (links provided below)
Event 1: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Time: 5 pm to 5.40 pm
Connecting Thru’ Role Models: Being comfortable in your own skin
Book: Parker Looks Up (Parker Curry & Jessica Curry)
Discussions with Children’s Book authors: Shobha T. Srinivasan/Pinky Mukhi & Param Patel
Moderated by Shyla Sohoni (Voracious Reader)
Event 2: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Time: 3 pm to 3.40 pm
Music to Connect, Heal, and Harmonize
Book: The Music Shop (Rachel Joyce)
Discussion about the therapeutical aspects of music through personal experience and professional niche
Moderated by Tharini Nagarkar (College Freshman/Musician)
Event 3: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Time: 4 pm to 4.40 pm
Connecting Thru Cooking: Nurturing our Consuming Passions
Book: Always Home (Fanny Singer)
Discussions with Amita Shenoi (Eclectic Chef) & Kalpana Shyam (Pickle Maker)
Moderated by Preeti Suri (Food Enthusiast)
Event 4: Sunday, February 21, 2021
Time: 4 pm to 5 pm
Book Talk: a discussion of Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy’s book Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World
Book: Together (Vivek H. Murthy, MD)
Discussions with Raji Pillai (Scientist), Neerja Raman (Author) & Shailaja Venkatsubramanyan (Professor)
Moderated by Michele Bolton (Executive coach)
Event 5: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Time: 4 pm to 4.40 pm
Connection via Sports & Dance to Overcome Loneliness in These Difficult Times
Discussions with Amit & Hiren (ICC Bollywood) & Rajul Sheth (ICC Exec Director)
Moderated by Rupal Dandia (VP of Development, ICC)
To learn more about events at Silicon Valley Reads, please visit their site at
Join us for all the events and invite a friend! Use the links above to register.
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As announced earlier, our SVR book discussion has been
postponed until further notice.
Meanwhile, amidst this COVID-19 crisis, our core group members have risen to the occasion and have dedicated themselves to community service.
PROJECT MASK: Earlier last week, we were approached by a medical professional connected with Stroke Awareness Foundation, asking for help with masks – and this started our Project Mask! Our members have been buying fabric and sewing masks relentlessly and selflessly by putting a lot of hours into this tedious task, and then delivering them as well. We have collaborated with
Fremont Bridge Rotary
(https://fremontbridgerotary.org ) for this cause and if you would like to make a donation, please use the
PayPal link: Pay Raji Nagarkar using PayPal.Me .
IBPW greatly appreciates any form of help that you could provide during these difficult times. If you are able to make any contribution, please let them know that you are an IBPW member and mention this email.
We are also supporting the following organizations, in case you are willing to donate towards these efforts:
COMMUNITY SEVA: This non-profit organization is asking for help to purchase solar chargers for the homeless. If you would like to contribute, please visit their site.https://communityseva.org/solar-chargers-for-the-homeless/
ALF and SVCN: American Leadership Forum (ALF) and Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits(SVCN) are working together in coordination with the Emergency Operations Committee of the City and County to provide urgently needed essential products.
They are accepting deliveries in San Jose, please check their websites and consider helping them. They also have a list of items that they need, as given below:
• Gloves (any) • Hand sanitizer & disinfectant wipes • Any other cleaning products (e.g. spray disinfectant, hand soap, paper towels) • Any masks • Toilet paper
• Personal Hygiene products • soap, shampoo • Disposable eye protection/goggles/eyewear, disposable gowns, shoe covers (any)
We believe that through a sense of community, we will come out of this with even more connections and support for each other.
Be well and safe!
Indian Business and Professional Women Board.
IBPW celebrates 20 years!
Life Hacking: Career, Health, and Spirit
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Date: Sunday, September 9th, 2018
Time: 12 pm to 4:00 pm
Venue: Aria Dining & Banquet
212 Ranch Drive, Milpitas, CA 95035
Register Today: https://ibpw-conference.eventbrite.com
Ticket/Lunch Price: $41(fees included) online pre-registration
Door Price: $45 (cash/check); Table of 10: $350(checks only)
Join IBPW for lunch and empowering interactive sessions in round table format led by distinguished speakers. Topics will include cultivating a growth mindset, career pathing, balancing life, and keys to well-being.
Anu Shukla: Founder/CEO RewardPay Inc.
Dr. Anjali Gulati: MD. Cardiologist, Good Samaritan Hospital
Dr. Noor Sachdev: MD. Neurologist/Vice Chairman-Neurosciences Dept, GSH
Michele Dauber: Faculty-Stanford Law School
Dilip Saraf: Career Coach
Raji Nagarkar: Sr. Product & Privacy Counsel, LinkedIn
Preeti Suri: Small Business Owner
Dr. Alzak Amlani: Counseling Psychologist
Kalpana Shyam: Sr. Software Eng, IBM SV Lab
Indian Business & Professional Women (IBPW) was founded in 1994 primarily as a support network, and to provide a forum through which members could identify and address issues of mutual concern. In order to encourage and simulate business and professional potential among women, IBPW continues to have some noteworthy personalities as guest speakers at its seminars & workshops, and has showcased several member-owned businesses.
IBPW is a non-profit support network that promotes education, leadership and self-development through seminars and workshops.