Farida Kathawalla is a passionate non-profit consultant and philanthropist with a breadth of international and philanthropic experience. Born in India, Farida came to the U.S. for college in 1984 but has enjoyed giving back to her native country through her long-term engagement with the American India Foundation (AIF). In 2016 she was the AIF Gala Co-Chair and raised over a million dollars for a maternal-newborn survival initiative through engaging the Indian diaspora, high profile celebrities, philanthropists, foundations, corporations, and politicians. Farida recently joined the board of World Education and is also an active member of the New England International Donors (NEID). She is currently the co-president of the Global Women’s Circle at the United Nations of Boston where she has focused bringing attention to the Boston community issues impacting women and girls. Farida previously served on the Advisory Board of Primary Source. Farida’s dedication to the many charitable causes she supports was recently recognized when she was nominated for 2016 Woman of the Year by INDIA New England.