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Creamy Waves

A free event for South Asian women

Sunday, May 21, 10 am - 12 pm
R.G. Smith Room,
Folsom Community Center
52 Natoma Street, Folsom Ca 95630

Women's Symposium 

inspire, support, and motivate

Shakti is a non-profit community for the women by the women.


The goal of Shakti is to inspire, support, and motivate each other.


Most of the times we do not share and celebrate our achievements in life. We do not talk about everyday wins and things that make us proud. We underestimate and underrate ourselves. Some of it is related to our upbringing, cultural, and societal norms. Some are boundaries that we create for ourselves.


Shakti is a platform for women to come together and share experiences related to our struggles, our achievements, strengths, and talents. Join in to take pride in yourself and achievements of other women. Let's come together 


We support and celebrate each other to grow together.

The 2019 inaugural event was a huge success with women from all walks of life coming together to share experiences and motivate each other.

In 2021 Shakti was hosted online due to the continued pandemic. It was very well attended. 

In both events, We celebrated distinguished women in the community who are leaders in their own field or who have shown courage, grit and resilience facing adversities. These women are great examples of what perseverance can achieve.

For the previous events summary and pictures visit -

This year we are going to celebrate these amazing women.


                Medha Ram 
                Regional Director of Clinical Services
                 Common Spirit Health at Home 

Priti Nadgauda 
Stay-at-Home Mother

Dr. Uma Kudupudi
 Folsom Lake Montessori Academy 

Shobha Mallarapu
President and CEO
Anvaya Solutions

Medha Ram -

Medha is a Regional Director for California with CommonSpirit Health at Home. Medha started her career in India as a physical therapist and received her Master's in Health Sciences at the University of Indianapolis. She has co-authored “Providing Physical Therapy in the Home" the Third Edition, a Resource Book for Physical Therapy Students.

Medha is passionate about advocating for quality patient-centered care by addressing the social and economic conditions that impact the health of our elderly. 

Medha has served on the Education Committee for California Board of Physical Therapists and as a member of the practice committee of the Academy of Home Health of the American Physical Therapy Association. 

Priti Nadgauda -  

Priti is a homemaker and mother of three daughters. Prior to becoming a full-time homemaker, Priti worked with BPCL a petroleum corporation, as a system analyst and has a Master's Degree in Computer Management and Bachelor's Degree in Electronics Science.

Priti loves dancing especially garba and dandiya and her culinary skills are appreciated by all those around her.

With her daughters making their way through college, Priti aspires to serve the community especially the elderly in every way she can.

Uma Kudupudi - 

 Dr. Uma Kudupudi is a founder and director of Folsom Lake Montessori Academy. Uma  has 20+ years of extensive experience in managing Childcare facilities, Community service, and Executive Management. Her advanced degree in Homoeopathic Medicine in treating Children and Women is the driving force behind the Childcare component in the USA. After moving to the US, Uma pursued her interest in childcare by attending childcare orientations, seminars, and classes related to Infant development and Childcare administration. Uma was fascinated with Dr. Maria Montessori's philosophies and teaching methods.

Dr. Uma mentored several women who were interested in pursuing careers in Childcare and also supported several local and national charitable organizations that support women entrepreneurs in child development.

Shobha Mallarapu - 

Shobha Mallarapu is the President and CEO of Anvaya Solutions, Inc, an award-winning woman-owned cybersecurity firm delivering high quality cybersecurity services to enhance the security posture of large organizations in government, healthcare and critical infrastructure. Anvaya Solutions has so far helped protect over half a billion records.

Shobha holds a masters degree in electrical engineering, 12 U.S. patents and certifications in Project Management and cybersecurity. She is active in the community and currently serves on the board of the National Association of Women Business Owners as well as on the Business Councils at the California Department of General Services and Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

This event is about inspiring and motivating each other to create meaningful change and be the best versions of ourselves. It's about sharing our experiences and creating a community spirit to help lift each other up. Celebrating our achievements, no matter how big or small, is an important part of the process. It's also about understanding our potential and striving to become the leaders and innovators that we know we can be. Together, we can make a difference in the world and create a more equal and inclusive future. GO SHAKTI!

The event is free. Registration is required. 
To register click here -  

Shakti 2019

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