Madhurima Boyapati Paturi is the founder and President of ShakthiUS, a non-profit based in Central Florida dedicated to empowering girls and women of South Asian origin. In the course of dealing with clients as an Immigration Attorney, Mrs. Paturi observed firsthand that domestic violence was rarely spoken about in the South Asian community. Due to cultural norms, domestic violence victims often had to suffer alone, as the issue was not spoken about in families or outside of the home. Mrs. Paturi knew that domestic violence was not an isolated incident limited to only a few families, but because the issue was rarely spoken or reported about, there were limited information as to how prevalent it is in the South Asian community.
Lalitha Alladi is an immigration attorney, practicing law since 2006. Her inspiration to practice law came from her great-grandfather, who is one of the three members of the Indian Constituent Assembly, Sir Alladi Krishnaswami Iyer. Lalitha's passion for Shatkhi US comes from seeing immigrants being afraid of leaving a dangerous domestic situation for fear that they will lose their immigration status. In addition to immigration, she has a background in criminal prosecution, defense, and bankruptcy. Additionally, Lalitha serves on the board of the South Asian Bar Association of Georgia.
She is an undergraduate student who works with Shakti as the chair of the Youth Committee. Aditi is a first year student at the University of Miami pursuing a degree in Neuroscience. In her spare time, she does clinical research in the Epilepsy center at the Miller School of Medicine. Aditi believes that educating young women about the global socio-political climate can help them make decisions tha better the lives of women everywhere and that empowering women has a powerful effect on generational cycles of poverty in underprivileged areas.
I’ve got more than 15 years’ of teaching experience, including 8 years in USA (High School). What I am good at is accepting responsibility, focusing on WE not I, keep a positive attitude and have developed patience over time. And the reason why I’m here, is to build relationships and empower women who are struggling and be their strength and help to build self-esteem. I’m not good on details; but that is my vision. I promise that I’ll get people excited about Shakti’s vision, help build strong relationships, listen to others and be composed and passionate for Goal.” I’m looking forward to working with all of you.”
Supraja is a Health Sciences undergraduate student at the University of Central Florida with an interest in Pre-Law. Her passions lies in empowering women and helping those in need.
Gulati Law helps business owners, real estate investors, and individuals in their business and real estate endeavors. Attorney Sarah Gulati is the Managing Attorney at her Real Estate & Business Law Firm with locations in Orlando and Jacksonville. She also has a sister Title Company, in which she can handle all your real estate closings, including commercial deals, 1031 Exchanges, and re-finances. She assists clients with their contract preparation, small business formation’s, asset protection and set up. Growing up with a family of real estate investors, she has a passion for real estate.
She is a licensed Real estate Broker/Realtor has been a part of the Orlando community for over 25 years. She shares a deep understanding and love for Orlando and it’s neighborhoods. She approaches both life and work with sincerity, honesty, and compassion. To her, there is nothing more rewarding than to support, educate and empower girls and young women to become strong and independent leaders.
Rajani Vaddadi is an IT professional in career. Despite of many hurdles for girls in the earlier joint families, finished her post-graduation and is working in an IT industry and traveled across countries. Very passionate to help women in need and who cannot speak for themselves.
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I am a native of India, Patna, Bihar to be exact. I moved to the USA in 1990 and am an attorney in South Florida. Shakthi stands for exactly what it is, power. Power of women, power of humanity, and power of love. These three powers combined make you fearless. Fear. Fear is what keeps women in unhealthy relationships. Fear is what Shakthi eradicates. This is why I became a part of Shakthi. While growing up in America, I’ve seen many different faces of Indians abroad, and have heard many different voices that have been unheard by the Indian community. It is time that we stand up and give a lending hand to those voices. I am truly honored to be a part of such an amazing organization and look forward to serving the community