Priya Tandon, Founder & Chair of IndUS Setu Global Foundation, has successfully hosted and catalyzed dialog between global Indian diaspora leaders and key policy makers of their respective countries addressing socio-political-economic issues. Under Priya’s leadership Setu has hosted conferences at such premiere institutions as Stanford University and Columbia University; collaborated with President Mikhail Gorbachev’s Foundation, State of the World Forum; sponsored and helped launch SAARC Interfaith Harmony Conclave, inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh; and spearheaded conferences initiated by Indian President Abdul Kalam to address unity in diversity.
Recently Setu co-sponsored the Silicon Valley-Delhi “Healthcare/IT Entrepreneurship & Women Empowerment” delegation to India in December 2013 with Priya as co-chair, and she was instrumental in the signing of MoUs with prestigious medical institutions in India. She is on the advisory board of Cross Border Entrepreneurship activity under the San Francisco-Bangalore Sister City Initiative.
Priya is Founder & President of several not-for-profit organizations: Seva is School for Street Children; Vishwa Sanskriti celebrates diverse arts and humanity and hosted musical performances at Carnegie Hall, New York and at Masonic Center, San Francisco; and Natak Expressions was founded to celebrate rich theatrical expressions of multiple cultures and held performances at Duke University and other institutions.
Priya is recipient of Maharashtra government’s prestigious Bharat Nirman Award for her excellence in community work, promoting political awareness and entrepreneurship among women with special emphasis on gender empowerment.
Priya will be co-chairing Sister City Initiative’s SF India project to build bridges between San Francisco/Bay area and India.