#WomensHistoryMonth Spotlight: Anila Midha

By: Miya Jones
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#WomensHistory Spotlight: Anila Midha

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re putting a spotlight on women who are making moves and holding it down for the Long Island community. Today we’re highlighting Anila Midha.

Anila is a physician and has been a trailblazer in introducing Indian high-end fashion to American audiences representing well-known, respected Indian designers in the U.S. for the past 15 years. She organized a two-day event, From Fabric to Fashion, in the Consulate of India and Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), New York in 2011. This involved exposure of Indian American Fashion designers, who are doing business in mainstream using Indian fabrics.

She’s the Founder and President of South Asian American Women’s Alliance, a non-profit that promotes the education of STEM subjects among south Asian-American women.

She was the President of the Indian Association of Long Island (IALI) in 2008 and 2009. Under her leadership, IALI organized the first and successful Indoor India Fest. She has also organized and choreographed fashion shows in New York, Atlanta, North Carolina, Seattle, San Francisco and LA for Pratham, the largest global educational non-profit organization.

Miya Jones

Miya Jones

Miya Jones is a Long Island native and the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Shades of Long Island. She's been a journalist since the age of 17 and is a diversity advocate. Follow Miya on Instagram and Twitter: @miyajones1996 and on Facebook as Miya Jones.

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