Renita was presented the award by the world acclaimed innovator, Sam Pitroda
NEW YORK (TIP): New York based Renita Bakshi, the Co-President of Network of Indian Professionals New York 2012 (NetIP-NY) was recognized as the “Best President-Large City” and “Best Officer” out of 20 chapters and 167 officers that are a part of the Network of Indian Professionals across North America. Renita was presented the award by the world acclaimed innovator, Sam Pitroda. Renita has been instrumental in revitalizing and rebranding the New York chapter. When she had stepped up to the Co-President role in January, the chapter was on the verge of collapsing. Since then Renita has more than tripled the number of paid members for the chapter and is hosting four events a month. She is focused on making the NetIP-NY the premier professional networking organization out there that unites the community to create an impact.
Under Renita’s leadership, NetIP-NY has introduced some fantastic initiatives that include NY’s first everyearlong charity campaign in partnership with UNICEF’s School’s for Asia program to raise funds to build educational environments for children in need. The chapter has re-strategized its efforts with regards to pillar-focused events. NetIP-NY is partnering with established professional development organizations such as SAMBA (South Asian MBA Association) and TIE NYC (The Indus Entrepreneurs’) to help attendees build lasting business relationships. Furthermore, NetIP-NY is dedicated towards educating the community about how political decisions can impact their lives and what this year’s elections will mean. The political awareness series was launched with Preet Bharara , the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York in a conversation about ethics.
The Network of Indian Professionals (NetIP) is a professional, non-profit organization dedicated to the overall achievement and advancement of South Asian professionals. The primary focus of the organization is to foster a bond among South Asian professionals to unite and support each other locally, as well as to give back and contribute positively to the communities in which they live and work. Today, the organization includes over 5,000 members and more than 40,000 subscribers in 24 cities across United States and Canada. NetIP has become a premier networking brand over the years. It is the unequivocal voice for an emerging group of South Asians who excel in every aspect of western society, from business to politics to the arts. The rise of NetIP and its affiliated chapters reflects a general “Coming of Age” by South Asian professionals.