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Savitha Vaidhyanathan Termed as the First Indo-American Mayor of Cupertino

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 17:54 IST
By SiliconIndia




BENGALURU: Indians have always been acclaimed internationally for their exceptional services. And, the list of Indians still continues to pitch in from across the world. One such woman is Savita Vaidhyanathan, as she will now be a part of the history books. According to the Economic Times, she was recently sworn in as the Mayor of Cupertino––a city in California known for its Apple Headquarters. Furthermore, she is now known as the first Indian-American to be elected as the new mayor of Cupertino.







Hailing from an MBA background, Savita worked as a high school Maths teacher, as an officer in a commercial bank, and in a non-profit management. Her mother had flown all the way from India to attend the ceremony. "This is definitely a very momentous moment in my life," says Vaidhyanathan to a packed house at the community hall in Cupertino,



Meanwhile, in the initial two days of taking the charge, she issued her first proclamation as the Cupertino Mayor in education. The Forbes marks Cupertino as one of the most educated small towns in the country. Savitha has been a resident of Cupertino since the last 19 years and was involved in numerous community activities in the city. "I've had several congratulatory messages saying that I'm the first woman mayor of Indian-origin," says Savita.







The thank you note of Savitha stated a moment of pride and prestige and further went ahead to thank the residents of Cupertino city for voting, irrespective of the ethnicity and for trusting her. Savitha concluded the note with a statement “maybe we did break that silicon ceiling and put a few more cracks in that glass ceiling."



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