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“Dreams have power, Dream big.”

Dr. Renu Khator PhD
President, University of Houston


Founded in 2012 by one of the first network news anchors of Indian heritage and a global media professional, Saris to Suits advances women’s empowerment, education, gender equality & social justice

Saris to Suits focuses on building awareness and supporting key organizations in a concerted effort to break down the barriers that constrain the advancement of women and girls.  We seek to shine an illuminating light on factors that can advance women’s empowerment, cultural awareness, and social justice.

Saris to Suits Empowered Calendar of Inspirational and Empowered Women is at the center of our ongoing efforts. These exceptional women (immigrants and daughters of immigrants) and their compelling stories are living proof of where there’s a will there’s a way, through education, hard work, and perseverance. Our role models inspire thousands of women and girls nationally and internationally.


The calendar is not only a potent awareness and fundraising vehicle for many non-profit groups serving women and girls, but also for sponsoring corporations committed to women’s empowerment.

Saris to Suits Raises

Cultural and Diversity Awareness through inspirational role models. 

“One child, one teacher, one book and

one pen can change the world.”

Malala Yousafzai
2014 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Saris to Suits Empowers and Inspires Girls to:

Achieve Their Dream Through Education, and Perhaps Become Social Activists Themselves.

Among the beneficiaries are girls in Atlanta and Chicago, organizations that serve victims of domestic violence and assault such as Raksha in Atlanta, Apna Ghar in Chicago, Sakhi for South Asian Women in NYC, and SPARCC in Florida. Others include SMART Girls of Boys and Girls Clubs in Florida, girls rescued from sex trade and trafficking, and women's networking organizations.

Saris to Suits Campaign Role Models 2017 to 2020

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Sangeeta Batia
Roopa Unnikrishnan1
Kiran Chetry
Nazeera Dawood
Hardeep Melamed

“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it,she stands up for all women.”

- Maya Angelou

Garments such as “saris” or “suits” do not make a person more or less empowered.  Rather, our trademarked 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.

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