Joya Dass was one of the first South Asian females to be seen on mainstream television in the US. She’s been a business anchor for major networks for the last 15 years, including CNN, ABC, CBS and Bloomberg. She can currently be seen delivering live hourly reports from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange for NY1 News. Joya is currently using her 15 years in television production to support her women’s networking initiative called “LadyDrinks,” (www.lady-drinks.com) which works to bring like-minded South Asian female professionals together. In 2014, Joya was named the Executive Director of the South Asian International Film Festival, presented by HBO. She also helms a documentary production company that bears her name.