women’s empowerment conference

Hemal Patani

Senior Director, Oracle

Hemal is an influential and tech savvy leader, recognized by both her peers and her superiors for her outstanding leadership, professionalism, dependability and hard work. As a Senior Director at Oracle, she oversees several cross-functional teams in product development. Starting with a team of 5 individual contributors, Hemal has nurtured internal talent and organically grown her team into a mature, enterprise grade, global organization of 75+ with a robust hierarchy. As her responsibilities grew, she coached her team upwards allowing for effective internal promotions. She has built an inclusive culture and high performant team that maintains high product quality and value for customers across the board.

Hemal has spearheaded many events both at work and at her local temple that display a wonderful amalgamation of her values, traditions and culture along with current trends in society.  Focusing on mentoring students and professionals to be more successful while building cultural awareness and tolerance of differences has involved her with Oracle’s Pan Asian leadership organization, Oracle’s Women in Tech organization and ASCEND (North-American Pan Asian Leadership Organization).  Hemal is also an accomplished and trained classical dancer.  She picked up classical dance at the age of 8, earning her bachelor’s degree in Art while she was still in High School, and she continues to perform regularly.  Managing work, her passions and being a mother of an energetic two-year-old, especially during the pandemic has put her adaptability, patience and perseverance to test every day, which she has learned to enjoy and balance.

Dr. Jay Apte

Dr. Jay Apte is the most experienced (with more than 40 years of experience), India trained Ayurveda practitioner in Texas. She has an integrated degree in Allopathic and Ayurvedic Medicine from Pune University in India. In addition, she also has a Master’s degree in bio-medical sciences (Pharmacology) and has completed coursework for a Masters degree in Nutritional sciences from University of California at Berkley.

After graduating in 1973, she worked as a Gynecologist in India for 9 years before migrating to the U.S. She has practiced Ayurveda for more than 40 years, 35+ years in the US, both in Texas and in California. Her sole focus is on providing the very best Ayurvedic (holistic) health care, including Panchakarmatreatments, by bringing eastern wisdom and western knowledge together. She has helped thousands of clients suffering from a variety of illnesses such as Allergies, Asthma, Arthritis, Digestive Problems, Skin Conditions, Women’s Issues, Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Eczema, Psoriasis, Children suffering from ADD, Autism and many more.

She is a former board member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and a past president of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine (CAAM). She is an entrepreneur and has started various Ayurvedic businesses including Ayurvedic wellness center, Ayurveda academies (to teach Ayurvedic medicine around the U.S.), Herbal Care – first company to manufacture Ayurvedic Herbal supplements in the U.S. and AyurFoods – world’s first manufacturer of delicious and tasty, holistic and healthy Ayurvedic foods. She is a gifted teacher and has given seminars and lectures in various forums around the U.S.

Dr. Jay is very passionate about Ayurveda.

Vinita Bali

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Indrayani Rajan Patani

Qualification:   MA  LITERATURE   LLB  LLM, DIPLOMA   CYBER LAW, ARBITRATION LAW  and  American Law procedure (University of UTHA)

PRACTISING LAWYER:    India and Other Countries, standing of 35 Years .

SPECIALISATION:   Commercial Law, Company Law, Family Law, Arbitration


  • Elected as Regional Vice President Asia for International Federation of Women Lawyers )FIDA) 
  • Active participation in legal aid and Literacy Program
  • Special training in Indian Classical Vocal Music, performed as a vocalist in India and USA
  • Conducted and Participated in conferences and workshops relating to sociolegal topics.