Founded in 2012 by Patti Tripathi—one of the first national news anchors of Indian origin and a global media professional, Saris to Suits ® is incorporated as a non-profit public charity and is exempt from federal tax under 501(C)3.
Saris to Suits ® is a charity for female empowerment, education and cultural competency. Our focus is on building awareness and supporting key organizations in a concerted effort to break down the barriers that constrain the advancement of women and girls.
To empower, inspire, educate and serve
Saris to Suits® aims to advance women’s empowerment, education, gender equality and social justice. This includes the following:
Expanding and growing a Purple Lotus legal funds for :
Victims of domestic violence especially women of color
Victims of human trafficking and sex slavery
Organizing “meaningful trips” to do social justice and service work in countries with predominantly South Asian diaspora, to help those who have been victimized by gender inequality and violence
Conducting women’s conferences to bring social / economic empowerment in the US and abroad
Supporting women-centric social enterprises
Raising awareness through our original digital stories Omniscient Perspective
INSPIRATIONAL CHANGE MAKERS
INDIAN GIRLS HOLD CALENDARS AT RESCUE CARE FACILITY
Zero tolerance! Saris To Suits ® raises awareness to end gender violence and speaks up for those whose voices have been systematically silenced.
Join us now in our mission, and help put a stop to this crime against humanity and support educating girls so she may be inspired and empowered to reach her full potential by emulating her role model featured in the calendar. Contributions are supporting many causes, including 7 Sisters International (a non-profit organization operating in Assam, India provides rehabilitative care to girls rescued from trafficking and abuse), Smart Girls program via Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Hispanic community groups, and emerging professional women’s networking organizations. Bring your support now, and help us expand these success stories to an ever broader community
Among the beneficiaries past and present
ABOUT THE TEAM
Pratibha (Patti) Tripathi Founder & CEO
Patti Tripathi is no stranger to fame and social work. From being the first woman of Indian origin to be a network news TV anchor to becoming a social entrepreneur who is using her voice to advocate for women and girls – Patti has chosen social work and empowerment of girls and women as her calling.
Born in India and bred in Indiana, Patti navigates between the worlds of Saris to Suits ®. As a former network TV news anchor who is the daughter of US immigrants—a renowned physicist father and a cheerleading mom, she has witnessed, covered, and succeeded in a world of contradictions and disparities.
She launched TriPath Media in 2006, traveled to Northern Africa on UN missions to train women political hopefuls amongst many other firsts.
She aspires to make an incremental difference in the lives of women and girls so they can earn and achieve their fullest potential.
Pratibha Salwan President
Pratibha joins Saris to Suits ® with over 27 years of experience in the IT industry, having lived and worked across the globe in India, US, Singapore and Australia.
She has spent last 20 years in Atlanta working with IT firms. For the last 14 years, she has been in leadership and executive management positions leading Sales, Business Units and P&Ls focused on go-to-market strategies, transformational strategic initiatives and revenue growth. She is a passionate technocrat with extensive experience in digital technologies.
She is very passionate about women and youth centric causes and made a conscious switch to not-for-profit sector since January 2021 volunteering and supporting several organizations. She has been working closely with the founder of SaristoSuits to revitalize and accelerate the impact of Saris to Suits ®.
Garments such as “saris” or “suits” do not make a person more or less empowered. Rather, our trademark and registered brand implies these savvy and worldly women travel fluidly between continents, chasms, and communities AND serve as real-life role models for young girls and women. It has multiple meanings – East to West, woman to man, and the assimilation process reflected in attire occurs when women enter the workforce.
Saris to Suits ® is incorporated as a non-profit public charity, and exempt from federal tax under 501(C)3 Revenue Code, which means contributions are deductible under section 170 of the code.
Change lives and
circumstances for women
and girls facing adversities.