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WHAT IS LADYDRINKS?

Lady Drinks NY is a women's networking initiative held the first Thursday of each month. It features workshops, panel discussions, and networking events/dinners geared towards supporting the South Asian female entrepreneur. 

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Joya Dass Bio (Co-founder)

I’m first generation South Asian, born to immigrant parents who came from Calcutta and Myanmar. I was named Joya, after the Hindu goddess of wealth.  Growing up in Pennsylvania, I learned about bharatnatyam dance and making poori. I also learned that women didn’t have a voice or decision making power.

Ironically, today I make my living with my voice as a television anchor.

And with my women’s initiative, I’m working to help other women find theirs.

While many professional women in America are tangling with issues of gender equality, and wage equality, South Asian professional women are dealing one more hurdle----- cultural roadblocks.  Today I am working to empower  South Asian women entrepreneurs to overcome those blocks and helping them to realize the whole personal and professional selves they deserve.

Having spent 15 years interviewing Fortune 500 CEO’s I’m integrating this experience into creating interesting panels, finding inspirational speakers, and most importantly, creating space for important dialogue to flow. I’m commited to hosting monthly events because I  believe that business synergies and best practices aren’t realized overnight.  

I go  unflinchingly into my own personal journey to help  you move more confidently along your own.

 

  The LadyDrinks Board: From left to right (Kavita Mehra, Interim CEO, Boys and Girls Club Newark), Joya Dass (TV anchor and Co founder of LadyDrinks), Priavanda Chouhan (Owner, Desi Galli Restaurants), Tejal Raval (Unilever Senior Operations Specialist- Global Recruitment), Whitney Doherty, (Co founder, Marbles & Watkins)

 

The LadyDrinks Board: From left to right (Kavita Mehra, Interim CEO, Boys and Girls Club Newark), Joya Dass (TV anchor and Co founder of LadyDrinks), Priavanda Chouhan (Owner, Desi Galli Restaurants), Tejal Raval (Unilever Senior Operations Specialist- Global Recruitment), Whitney Doherty, (Co founder, Marbles & Watkins)