Founder and president of the South Asian Creative Women Organization, Popy has centered her path in bringing awareness to the oppression that many South Asian women experience. After witnessing and experiencing first-hand sorrows, struggles, disrespect, and inequalities placed upon South Asian women by their families, religion or communities, Popy was moved to action.  She has attended seminars, published books and a quarterly magazine and provided free computer training through her organization. As a new media technology student, Popy believes in the importance of helping other women like herself gain the creative and technical skills to empower themselves.

“The Women’s Forum Education Fund Award could help me make my dream come true. It will help me achieve my goals in continuing my studies and successfully achieving a PhD in Women and Gender Culture.”