KINDLY NOTE:   Thank you for purchasing and for your most kind support of  the inaugural 2014 Saris to Suits calendar in which we featured inspiring role models who are beautiful inside and out. Your compelling stories and emails from across the globe have touched our hearts.  Nice to see there’s so much interest in a calendar featuring  empowered women of South-Asian heritage– These exemplary women have overcome overwhelming odds to succeed and they are breaking down barriers for the future generations.  Your support has helped Atlanta-based Raksha and Florida based Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center serve victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault.  Smaller contributions have been made to many organizations.  We look forward to your continued support.   Sincerely,  Patti  (Inquiries:


Welcome to Saris to Suits

TriPath Media is poised for the 2015 “SARIS to SUITS EMPOWERED WOMEN” calendar.  Please let us know if you know of someone inspirational and noteworthy and ought to be honored for her efforts to help women.

BBC News, Fox News Channel, TV Asia and many online magazines as well as periodicals featured fantastic stories about the worldwide efforts to draw attention to the plight of downtrodden women, raise greater awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault;  and to inspire the next generation to become social activists.  Twelve role models will be featured who are well educated, accomplished, civic minded and more than “a pretty face.”   The classy calendar represents accomplished American women of South Asian heritage  who are CEOs, physicians, musicians, activists, athletes, businesswomen representing many countries and  regions.

The South-Asian community has unique challenges in a ‘justice system’ which needs cultural sensitivity training in understanding arranged marriages, and how people look upon divorce.  Quite often abuse is brushed under the rug because women are unwilling to speak up because of “stigma” and “shame” and inability to maneuver the justice system.

“We wanted to honor a Harvard graduate who volunteers in the Peace Corps in Nepal; or a woman of strong character who has made great strides despite  life’s hurdles,”  said “Saris to Suits” and TriPath Media Founder Patti Tripathi,  one of the first South Asian American journalists to anchor national news.  Tripathi could not speak English fluently at age 12 and had not seen a television set for the first decade of her life.  Here’s her story featured in Brown Girl Magazine:

The hope is the annual calendar will “INSPIRE and EMPOWER” the future generation to take a stance for equality and against injustice. It is important to NOTE garments such as “saris” or “suits” do not make a person more empowered.  Rather the trademark implies these savvy and worldly women travel fluidly between continents, chasms, and communities AND serve as a role model for young girls and women.

Many periodicals as well as national/international television networks such as Fox News Channel, TV Asia, and BBC are featuring stories about the women’s empowerment campaign.  Take a look:



Calendar profits will benefit women’s causes and efforts.  Please contact us if you want to become a sponsor to cover the overhead cost or one of the beneficiaries.

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