Sukarya Creates Proposal for 'Center of Excellence for Social Change' at USOW 2018 Summit

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SEATTLE, May 7, 2018 ( - The Second United States of Women summit took place in Los Angeles from May 5th - 6th 2018. Both Sukarya and Sukarya USA participated in this summit, which brought together more than 6000 women, girls, and allies to discuss issues like entrepreneurship, women’s health, reproductive justice, sexual violence, equality, and education. Sukarya USA was present as a community partner.

The summit was hosted by Valerie Jarrett and Tina Tchen, former White House advisers, and was attended by Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, and actor and activist Jane Fonda, among other luminaries. Also present were leaders from the fields of education, civic engagement, trans rights, and equity. Day 1 of the summit was capped by a conversation with former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, who spoke about a range of issues related to the mission of USOW.

In this mix of change agents and leaders, Sukarya offered its own take on the future of social change. Sukarya chairperson Meera Satpathy, and board members of Sukarya USA Debadutta Dash and Rita Meher launched the proposal for the Center of Excellence for Social Change. COE is a uniquely designed initiative for the capacity building and training of nonprofits, community-based organizations, and corporations.

It is all about solidarity and one weekend cannot fix everything. It has taken two decades to bring the voice of millions to a right place. Not keeping quiet for sure. I am proud of Sukarya. What an incredible moment to hear Michelle Obama.


The COE aims to disseminate Sukarya’s 20+ year experience of helping millions of women and children on issues of entrepreneurship, women’s health, reproductive justice, sexual violence, equality, and education. In pursuance of this aim, Sukarya USA has started a fundraising campaign to raise $185,000 dollars. You can visit the COE website at

About Sukarya USA:

Sukarya USA is a volunteer-driven organization based in Seattle, USA. Its aim is to raise awareness and mobilize financial resources for Sukarya, a nonprofit working to improve the health and overall well-being of the underprivileged and underserved people, especially women, children and adolescents living in the villages and slums of Haryana, Delhi and Rajasthan.

Over more than 20 years, Sukarya has helped more than 3.5 million and continues to expand its scope and ambitions for the underprivileged.