Young Professionals (YP) Summit

The workforce for Silicon Valley is highly multicultural in nature and per the latest Census data, 36.3% of young professionals in Silicon Valley are foreign born or immigrants.  However, the social issues they face are not limited to any particular ethnic group but to all Young Professionals.


Our innovative workshops will address aspects of personal growth of our young workforce in Silicon Valley. Needs such as love, relationship, wellness, money and motivation are vitally important in our lives. Enhancing these areas will improve professional productivity in the workplace.


Spring 2017


We are presenting an evening with industry-experts to discuss how to best improve emotional and social needs of young professionals.  There will be opportunities for attendees to talk, exchange ideas, socialize, wine, and dine with fellow professionals in a conducive ambiance with food, music, show and more.


Corporations are interested in achieving high productivity from young employees and therefore mostly focus on their professional development. However, social intelligence, emotional fulfillment, and personal wellness are the bedrock of one’s overall happiness and well-being. These needs are currently not being addressed by employers.  Our YP Summit will focus on improving social and emotional skills of young professionals.


Audience:  Young High-Tech Professionals between 25 to 35 years of age.


  • The Love Doctor” Brenda Wade: Top psychiatrist in Silicon valley, voted Top Love (relationship) Doctor in the USA. She was also featured on The Doctor Oz show
  • “Finance Expert” Robert Williams:  Don’t understand how to manage your money? Learn from the Managing Principal, Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors. Founded in 1937, Waddell & Reed is among the most enduring asset management and financial planning firms in the nation, providing proven investment and planning services to individuals and institutions.
  • Fashion Expert and Wardrobe Consultant: What is tech-fashion? Demonstration of a live-makeover!
  • Community Partners:
  • Joint Ventures Silicon Valley
  • Silicon Valley Young Professionals
  • Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce
  • Chopsticks Alley


India Currents (IC) is the largest ethnic media house reaching 200K readers every month through its print and digital platforms. IC
has been sharing stories of the community for 30 years and has insight into the real world issues faced by young professionals in Silicon Valley.

To become our YP Mixer Partner: Contact Vandana Kumar (408) 324-0488 

 Some articles of interest to Young Professionals:

Silicon Valley Love – By Sonia Whitfield

Reflections of an Immigrant – By Soma Chatterjee

The Dil Mil-lennials– Millennials are undermining tried-and-true dating rituals. Instead of dinner-and-a-movie, which seems as obsolete as a rotary phone, they rendezvous over phone texts, Facebook posts, instant messages and other “non-dates” subverting tried-and-true dating rituals. It’s one step below a date, and one step above a high-five.

Erasing the Accent– Last year, Priyanka Chopra had to lose her Indian accent for her role as Alex Parrish, FBI recruit, in ABC’s Quantico. As Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins could tell us, losing the accent is no easy task.

Diet Plan for Weight Loss– The fastest Indian vegetarian diet chart that will help you lose weight in seven days.

Does Investing in Gold Make Sense?– Looking at the chart above, you can see that if you invested $1 in gold in 1802, its value would be $3.21 in 2013, a mere 0.6% increase. Stocks, by comparison, would turn your $1 investment from 1802 to $930,550 in 2013.

Why Is That White Girl Wearing a Bindi?– That was the last time I wore a bindi with a t-shirt and shorts. The bindi had little meaning for me at the time beyond adding formality to an important occasion, and it was the last time I treated my heritage as a natural extension of my public persona.

The Gay Kiss of Death– Gays have been blamed for many different things—9/11, tsunami, Hurricane Katrina. Now we can apparently add some Bollywood acting careers to the list.

Kamasutra Wine– Indian food with its blend of spices and its complexity of flavors, its layers of sweet salty and spicy needed some serious sorting and matching. Could there be one bottle of wine we could order when dining out that would go with every dish?

Haute Stuff– Fashion designers capitalize on the sex-appeal of the six-yards with models and celebrities displaying dropped pallus, reverse pleats, bandeau blouses and innovative ways to rig the habiliment.Indian men’s fashion has come of age.

Some personal insights:

Reflections of an immigrant – By Soma Chatterjee

If you have a personal story to share, contact Soma.