About

About

The Network of South Asian Professionals, Washington DC Chapter (NetSAP DC) is a non-profit, non-partisan, volunteer-based 501(c)(3) organization committed to identifying and celebrating the diversity of South Asians in America by promoting professional development; encouraging community service activities; raising awareness of the South Asian culture; and providing forums for the discussion of important societal issues. As one of the largest local and national South Asian organizations, we represent over 6,000 individuals in the DC metro area with over 400 members.

Winners of “Best Officer Board” and “Best Board Officer” in 2008, “Best Community Service Event” and “Best Large Chapter” in 2009, “Best Political Event” in 2010, AND the Washington DC Mayor’s Award for Community Service in 2011!

Mission

The mission of NetSAP DC is to serve as the unequivocal voice for the South Asian Diaspora by developing and engaging a cohesive network of professionals to benefit the community.

We aim to be more than just a networking forum; to be the facilitating vehicle used by South Asian professionals to improve and enhance the communities in which we work and live. NetSAP DC lays the foundation for the best and brightest to forge cohesive relationships to work together for a lifetime. We are not just today’s professionals who are the backbone of NetSAP DC, but we are also simultaneously emerging to be tomorrow’s leaders in business, politics and civic life. We will continue to interact closely with many of the acquaintances we make through our experiences within the NetSAP DC organization.

NetSAP DC believes that creating a strong personal bond between our members will strengthen our community across North America, as well as our ties to each other. To that end, NetSAP DC’s focus continues into the areas of economic growth and security, cultural awareness and preservation, family needs, and promoting education and learning. As an organization, we continuously persevere to help and give back to our local communities by recruiting experts in areas such as health care, banking, education, finance and technology.

NetSAP DC believes that our members are undeniably our greatest resource. We strive ardently to work with everyone in our local communities to provide a single platform for progressive professionals to target the many opportunities and challenges that come our way.

Board

Poonam Bal
President
Avnish Mehra
Vice President
Tejeswara Reddy
Director of Sponsorship
Anil Khanna
Director of Finance/Treasurer
Rahul Pratap
Director of Technology
Sue Menon
National Liason
Myra Benjamin
Marketing Director
Srinee Bajaj
Professional Development Director
Nimrata Kochhar
Special Events Director
Anitha Deshamudre
Director of Membership- Member Relations
Ravi Rajkumar
Athletic Director
Nazia Rahman
Historian
Benita Talati
Book Club Co-Chair
Niki Patel
Community Service Director

Facebook Posts

Third Thursday is this week and it is FREE for all! Are you interested in being a part of the 2018 NetSAP board? We are having a special open house to recruit in advance of elections - come see what NetSAP is all about and whether it could be a good fit for you! We look forward to seeing you all there: ... See MoreSee Less

September Third Thursday

September 21, 2017, 6:30pm - September 21, 2017, 9:00pm

September Third Thursday is here, and we are especially excited not only for the amazing Fall weather, but also because Board elections are coming up and we are holding an open house during this month's Third Thursday in order to recruit new talent for next year's Board! September Third Thursday will be FREE for both members and nonmembers! If you are interested in serving the South Asian community through community service, professional networking and outreach, and cultural awareness, please join us at our September Third Thursday to learn how you can put your talents and interests to use through a NetSAP Board position. Many of our current board members will be in attendance to answer questions and give information - this is a chance for you to get all your questions answered! As always, special happy hour prices will apply for our group ($3 beers, $10 pitchers), and don't forget to bring your business cards to network! We look forward to seeing you there!

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