Saris to Suits Run/Walk for Ma
Keynote Speakers: Ambassadors Richard Verma and Warton Business Dean- Erika H James
Expected speakers and attendees: Corporate women, legal activists, feminists, trailblazers, academics, thought leaders, government officials and heads of diversity of organizations.
Topics to include age-old patriarchal roadblocks and needs of the hour, plus:
Following the conference, registrants are invited to spend up to two weeks in India for service work and to meet with mission-aligned NGOs working at grassroots levels in three cities.
Our previously planned women’s empowerment conference is continued. US State Department travel advisory forced Saris to Suits ® to cancel the unprecedented, inaugural symposium in New Delhi at the eleventh hour because of escalating rhetoric between Pakistan and India. Then the pandemic derailed all plans globally. Those who had planned to travel to India to speak or to serve on various thought-provoking panels in 2019 are trailblazers from four continents. Other notable women were added from technology, scientific and NGO worlds.
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.