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5 Most Influential Indian Women in U.S.

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 21 February 2012, 07:07 Hrs   |    7 Comments
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Sheffali Duggal

Indian American 'Shefali Duggal' has been chosen as the most powerful woman in California, by National Diversity Council. The 40 year old Shefali is a top fund-raiser at President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, who was successful in raising fund between $ 50,000 and $ 100,000.

Shefali is a member of prestigious committees like the Democratic National Committee Asian American Leadership Council, DNC National Steering Committee, Human Rights Watch and California Committee North. She is also a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chairman’s Council and is on the board of Director’s of the Forgotten International.

She has actively supported the Presidential Campaign of Senator Hillary Clinton, where she was a member of the campaign’s Northern California Steering Committee and the women for Hillary committee. She was a board member of the Indian American Leadership Initiative, which is an organization working on the promotion of South Asian Political participation.

This Indian-origin woman was raised in Chicago who completed her graduation in political communication from New York University and BS in Mass Communication from Miami University.

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Reader's comments(7)
1: Seriously, why would Shefali be on this list. Everyone else should be included, but a fundraiser. She is basically a rich socialite who is well connected.
Posted by:jamie - 24 Mar, 2012
2: 4 out of the 5 are pretty accomplished. The one, Shefali Dugal, does not belong on this list --what exactly is her contribution to society that makes her influential? Undeserved is an understatement, when you are adding her as part of the CEO of Pepsi, a known TV personality like Padma Lakshmi, a sitting Governor, etc. Again not sure what her accomplishment is but unless you ran out of people, its undeserved and apalling. If top fundraisers are your only criteria then consider Reshman Saujani who has raised over $1M for the President, has a career on Wall Street and is now in public office. Your standards are too low on this one.
Posted by:bharti - 23 Feb, 2012
3: when you have karunanidhi-s (brahmin bashers), they can not prosper here, unless they also bat in his own field (filthy politics) like jayalalitha.
Posted by:Anon - 23 Feb, 2012
4: Isn't it amazing the 2 of the 5 women (40%) are Madras Brahmins?
Is it not ironic that they could not get opportunities in professional courses in Madras but however could excel in the international stage?

Is it India's loss or America's gain?
Posted by:kumar - 23 Feb, 2012
Posted by: - 21 Feb, 2012
6: Only heard of one of them. Didn't even knew who the other women were, but nice to know that women are trying harder too.
Posted by:Traveller - 21 Feb, 2012
7: The article covers leading women personalities in diverse fields, ranging from business and politics to entertainment.Good approach.
Posted by:gowri - 21 Feb, 2012