The Leadership Summit is intended to inspire and develop the next generation of leaders for success by facilitating interactions with prominent industry leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals across various sectors such as business, government, academe, media, health, nonprofit, culture and the arts.
With a multifaceted background in information science, political science, and journalism, Aashmeeta Yogiraj brings digital literacy to a traditional broadcasting environment in her role as Director of Marketing at Jus Broadcasting Corp. In her current role, Yogiraj exercises research heavy methods to develop content for the company's main networks, Jus Punjabi TV & Jus Hindi TV. Having grown up in the age of Google and with an in-depth understanding of various social media platforms, SEO practices, and data analytics, Yogiraj is able to leverage content to efficiently market the Jus brand, focusing on both audience retention and developing new viewership bases. Yogiraj holds a Masters of Science from Syracuse University and received her Bachelors from SUNY Stony Brook.
Navneet Bhalla currently serves as the Executive Director at Manavi. Manavi is a New Jersey-based women's rights non-profit organization dedicated to ending all forms of violence against South Asian women. Founded in 1985, Manavi was the first organization in the United States to address the unmet needs of South Asian women affected by violence.
Inni Kaur is Creative Director at the Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI). She has served SikhRI in several capacities since 2010, including Chair of the Board, and most recently as CEO. As an accomplished representative of the Sikh community, she is a dedicated advocate for raising awareness of key interfaith and women’s issues. Her list of achievements includes addressing the U.S. Office of the Pentagon Chaplin several times, speaking at Yale, Fairfield, Columbia, and other Universities, as well as presenting to the Connecticut Board of Education and local police departments to further the dialogue regarding the Sikh identity.
Gurtej Sandhu is Senior Fellow and Vice President at Micron Technology. In his current role, he is responsible for Micron’s end-to-end (Si-to-Package) R&D technology roadmaps. The scope includes driving cross-functional alignment across various departments and business units to proactively identify technology gaps, and managing the engineering organization to resource and execute on developing innovative technology solutions for future memory scaling. Dr. Sandhu’s responsibilities include leading several internal project teams worldwide and managing interactions with research consortia around the world.
Shivpreet Singh, 10th direct descendant of celebrated 17th century Sikh Poet Bhai Nandlal Goya, is a pioneer in fusion Sikh Kirtan music based in California. His media productions bring together melodic intricacies of Indian classical music, instrumentation and harmonic elements of Western music, contemporary musicians from around the world, age-old philosophy and poetry of Sikh, Sufi and Bhakti traditions.