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Indian American women entrepreneurs host networking event

IAWEA has grown from 10 to 265 members in just four years despite the COVID-19 pandemic

NJ First Lady, Tammy Snyder Murphy addressing the gathering. Images-IAWEA/Prashant Desai 

In an effort promote women entrepreneurship in the community, the Indian American Women Entrepreneurs Association (IAWEA) hosted their annual "Spring Swing" networking event on May 3, 2023, in Edison, NJ.

Over 200 people, including the First Lady of New Jersey, Tammy Snyder Murphy, attended the event, a news release noted. In her speech, the First Lady spoke about the importance of women's entrepreneurship and ensured assistance to women-led businesses through the state's economic development authority.

Quoting recent studies, Murphy also mentioned that women-owned businesses in the IT sector had 30 percent more profit than men-owned businesses. The first lady was greeted by Dr. Nimisha Shukla, president and founder of IAWEA, during the event.

Addressing the gathering, Shukla informed that IAWEA had grown from 10 to 265 members in just four years despite the COVID-19 pandemic. She emphasized on the organization's goal of providing resources and networking opportunities to women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.

President Shukla(L) amd First Lady Murphy(R) presented appreciation awards members during the event 

Stressing on the need for women business owners to develop their skills in the digital space, Shukla mentioned that IAWEA has provided free training to its members in Excel and Quickbooks training for Entrepreneurs.

The event also featured an informative panel discussion on Entrepreneurship and Real Estate with panelists such as Kumar Trivedi, C.P.A., and Shankar Thayver from Thayver Group. Charan Bajwa, ReMax Broker, hosted the discussion.

"IAWEA's "Spring Swing" was a huge success, and the organization is looking forward to hosting more events to support women's entrepreneurship in the Indian American community," the release stated.