Meghana Shah

Board Co-Chair

Meghana Shah, Board Co-Chair: Meghana is a partner at Eversheds Sutherland LLP in New York City where she focuses her practice on international investigations and commercial litigation, particularly surrounding cutting-edge issues. She has pursued human-rights related pro bono work throughout her career, both representing individuals seeking political asylum in the United States and providing legal services for a number of organizations including Lawyers Without Borders and the Cherish the Children Foundation. Meghana was also a founding member of the South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut (SABAC). Meghana is a graduate of McGill University and the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Tania Khan

Co-Chair

Tania is Associate General Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel at New York Life Insurance Company. In addition, she is Co-Chair of New York Life’s OGC/Compliance Diversity & Inclusion Committee, a member of the core leadership team of the Asian Network Group and serves as a mentor through the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. She has pursued her interest in issues impacting immigrant communities in the US and abroad for many years, including prior work with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in the UK, Human Rights Watch and the Immigration Affairs Department of former Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Tania is a native New Yorker of Bangladeshi heritage and graduate of Barnard College and Georgetown University Law Center.

Sehra Eusufzai

Sehra Eusufzai is vice president of brand strategy & communications at Dataminr, a global AI company based in New York.  A versatile change agent and problem-solver, Sehra has delivered brand and revenue growth, client success, and culture change at technology, professional services and telecommunications companies in the US and South Asia. Previously, she held leadership roles in marketing, brand and communications at Openlink, IBM, and PwC.  She earned a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and an M.S. in Mass Communication & Journalism studies from the University of Denver. Sehra also is an advisor to early-stage businesses such as Silicon Harlem and Overture and is a volunteer activity consul with InterNations.

Anish K. Mitra

Anish Mitra is a stand-up comedian and has been featured on Amazon Video and in TimeOut NY. He was previously a Vice President at Goldman Sachs, where he had a range of responsibilities including mergers & acquisitions in the life insurance space, and leading learning and development efforts to drive commercial growth. Anish is a 1st generation Bengali-American (his parents emigrated from Kolkata in the ’80s), a native New Yorker and graduated from Brown University in 2010 with a degree in Economics. He speaks fluent Bengali and is heavily committed to both raising awareness of and alleviating challenges facing our community.

Debarati Roy

Debarati Roy works in the news and automation department at Bloomberg LP and is actively involved in the company’s mentoring and diversity programs. She has lived in New York City for more than a decade after moving from Mumbai. She passionately believes in Sapna’s vision of wanting to help women work toward their better future. Debarati has always enjoyed being involved in helping those who are less privileged and taught at an orphanage in India, and has also worked with and counseled patients at a drug treatment facility. She continues to work with several other non-profit organizations to raise funds for under-privileged children in India.

Rita N. Soni

Rita N. Soni is bridging the private and social sectors, taking her engineering systems thinking to platforms of systems change. She is currently serves as Principal Analyst, Impact Sourcing and Sustainability Research at Everest Group. Rita recently spent a decade in India culminating as CEO of NASSCOM Foundation. Prior to the Foundation, she was Country Head, Responsible Banking at Yes Bank, spearheading a pioneering business approach to Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability. Rita began her social sector journey at the start-up phase of the Ford Foundation’s International Fellowships Program. She currently lives in Brooklyn and has a  B.E. from Stevens Institute of Technology and a Masters of Internal Affairs from Columbia University.