Several South Asians honored for their work supporting Asian Americans

Amrit Ahuja. Photo courtesy Gold House
Anjali Sud. Photo courtesy Gold House
Padma Lakshmi. Photo courtesy Gold House
Shailesh G. Jejurikar, Photo courtesy Gold House

Gold House, a leading nonprofit collective of Asian and Pacific Islander changemakers, recently announced their annual A100 list, featuring the 100 most impactful leaders in the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) community.

“Recognizing the achievements of the AAPI community couldn’t be more timely than right now,” Daniel Dae Kim, A100 Icon Judge was quoted saying in the press release. “The tragic events of the recent past only serve to underscore the need to celebrate the many ways Asian Americans contribute to our country and the world.”

Being named an A1 honoree is the highest honor given to those who have made the most resounding impact in their respective fields, according to an announcement from Vanity Fair.


Chief Financial Officer, Square Amrita Ahuja for the category Business and Finance; Vice President Kamala Harris for Activism, Advocacy and Politics; and author, host, and executive producer Padma Lakshmi are the Indian-Americans honored as this year’s A1s.

South Asians on the A100 list include:

– Amrita Ahuja, Chief Financial Officer, Square

– Anjali Sud, CEO, Vimeo

– Baiju Bhatt, Co-Founder, Robinhood

– Chetan Pungaliya, Gautam Golwala, Manish Chandra, Co-Founders, Poshmark

– Manjusha Kulkarni, Co-Founder, Stop AAPI Hate

– Dariush Ajami, Sanjay C. Shah, Chief Innovation Officer & Chief Operating Officer, Beyond Meat

– Dhivya Suryadevara, Chief Financial Officer, Stripe

– Kruti Patel Goyal, Chief Product Officer, Etsy

– Actresses Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan, Richa Moorjani

– Maya Chorengel, Co-Managing Partner, The Rise Fund | TPG

– Vivek Patel, Chief Product Officer, Yelp

– Riz Ahmed, Actor, Rapper, Musician & Activist

– Satish Mehta, Sumit Singh, CTO & CEO, Chewy

– Shailesh G. Jejurikar, CEO, P&G Fabric and Home Care

– Sonia Syngal, CEO, Gap Inc

– Vivek J. Tiwary, Producer, Author, and Founder of Tiwary Entertainment Group

The people who have received the A100 honor more than twice— fashion designer Prabal Gurung, and actress Priyanka Chopra to name a few—will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Other South Asian celebrities on the Hall of Fame are:

– Abhijay Prakash, President, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group

– Lilly Singh, Actress, Comedian, TV Host, & Author

– Mindy Kaling, Actress, Writer, & Comedian

– Neeraj Khemlani, EVP & Deputy Group Head, Hearst Newspapers

– Radhika Jones, Editor-in-Chief, Vanity Fair

– Sundar Pichai, CEO, Alphabet Inc. & Google

To further amplify the voices of the people continuing to foster change, Gold House organized town hall-style discussions in May in partnership with Facebook, bridging topics like female entrepreneurship, AAPI representation, and allyship.



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