South Asian Voices
South Asian Voices is an offering by SEWA-AIFW that raises questions against the oppressive practices of blind patriarchy and challenges outdated gender norms that perpetuate domestic violence in our community.
Through podcasts, we bring to you individuals and experts, working tirelessly to break the cycle of abuse and create a world where women stand on an equal footing. Not limited to domestic violence, also included will be individuals from the South Asian community who are making a difference in the lives of others, be it through social work, teaching, art, mental health initiatives.
PAURVI BHATT is the Vice President of Medtronic Philanthropy and President of Medtronic Foundation, leading the philanthropic and social impact strategies of Medtronic, PLC. Paurvi’s unique career spans the corporate, nonprofit, and government sector. In her past leadership roles, she led outcomes-based initiatives at Levi Strauss and Co., Abbott, USAID, US GAO, and CARE. Her technical training is in health systems and economics – with a specific focus on HIV/AIDS, women’s health, and impact measurement. She is known for delivering scalable and sustainable cross-disciplinary solutions deliver results by partnering across commercial, nonprofit, and government stakeholders to improve outcomes in health and social issues impacting health for the underserved. Paurvi is deeply committed to building the next generation of women leaders focusing on social impact. She is passionately a “working daughter” as a caregiver and serves on several advisory groups and nonprofit boards focusing on leadership, philanthropy, caregiving, and access to healthcare. Her formal Board roles include The Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregivers, CaringBridge, and The Nurse Family Partnership. She advises the Council of Foundations, The Conference Board, GlobeMed, and Women in Global Health. Paurvi holds a Master of Public Health in health systems and economics from Yale University and Bachelor’s Degree in neuroscience from Northwestern University is Ph.D. (ABD) from Johns Hopkins University.