Young Indian Group In Boston Drawing Membership
India-West Staff Reporter
BOSTON, MA – When Neeharika Munjal, founder of Young Indian Professionals of New England, graduated early from Boston University, she was lost and did not know her life’s purpose. Before she graduated, she was very fortunate to get multiple job offers. However, she barely knew how to diversify her network since she did not have much real-world experience and wanted to create a name for herself. After lots of research, she found no active groups that were focused on young Indian professionals networking. Also, as an American-born Indian, she wanted to network with other Indians so that she could stay in touch with her heritage.
In April of 2022, she was having a casual conversation sitting at her kitchen table and having breakfast with her mom about the lack of Indian professional networking groups in the New England area. When her mother replied that she could fill the lacune. And that is what Neeharika exactly did.
Young Indian Professionals of New England is a collaborative platform to promote networking between young adult professionals who are of Indian origin in the New England area and who are looking to diversify and build themselves as a professional and to stay connected to their cultural roots and heritage.
The main goal of the networking platform is to get inspired by others and network with other accomplished professionals, create a home away from home for other Indians, diversify, and grow professionally.
YIPNE currently has over 4,000 members collectively across all social media platforms.
It recently launched a professional talk show series on YouTube, and held a 400+ people in-person event that sold out in less than three days, a press release said.
She envisions YIPNE to build a stronger network in the Indian community and to encourage members to make more connections with others.