South Asians in Sports

SAIS is a global network of business professionals, athletes, coaches, entrepreneurs, analysts, marketers, lawyers, journalists, creatives and more thriving in the world of sports who come from the South Asian diaspora.

Join today to benefit from:

  • Insightful panel discussions with prominent South Asians working in sports
  • A platform to connect with like-minded professionals across the world, including searchable member directory and discord channel
  • In-person and digital networking opportunities
  • Access to a community to share experiences, insights, and opportunities
  • Mentorship from folks established in the sports industry
  • Updates on South Asians making waves in sports
  • Advocacy and promotion

Member Testimonials

We've made a big difference for our members

“We actually connected because I posted about South Asians in Sports on LinkedIn, she saw it, and she reached out. We didn’t even know we worked in the same building all this time! Another great outcome of this group.”

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Parul Khosla
Founder & CEO, Elevate Sports Talent

“I want to be a supportive member of this community in hopes of helping someone, anyone who may be interested in sports as a vertical or the various industries within sports that I may be able to lend some insight or expertise. We are blessed to have people from different walks of life, backgrounds, and experiences in the group and I enjoy getting to learn from other member and learn their perspectives.”

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Dev Sethi
N/A, N/A

“I’m not kidding when I tell you that SAIS has legitimately opened up five separate doors for me…all within just a few months.”

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Sunny Mehta
International Marketing Strategy, NFL

“South Asians in Sports has introduced me to people I would not meet otherwise.”

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Neil Thakur
Regional Tennis Service Administrator and Representative, USTA

Some SAIS Events

  • Fall Happy Hour

    Fall Happy Hour

    Papillon NYC 22 E. 54th Street (At Madison)
  • International Insights, Zoom Discussion

    International Insights, Zoom Discussion

    Zoom

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Applications are still open for the Mentorship program! Be sure to review the mentors and apply with the link in our bio. Applications close on Friday! DM us if you have any questions 🤝🏽
Applications are still open for the Mentorship program! Be sure to review the mentors and apply with the link in our bio. Applications close on Friday! DM us if you have any questions 🤝🏽
12 days ago
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Deepika decided she wanted to work in sports after graduation and got to work quickly. She moved to HOU (a place she’d never been), used her network and is now the Manager, Member Experience with the Detroit Pistons. She reminds us to use your South Asian background to your advantage and don’t be afraid to take risks!
17 days ago
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Our IG lives are back!! Join us at 2:30 ET to learn more about Deepika’s role with the Pistons and how her career in sports began!
Our IG lives are back!! Join us at 2:30 ET to learn more about Deepika’s role with the Pistons and how her career in sports began!
17 days ago
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Our Spring 2024 Mentorship Program application is live! Check out our mentor roster! Apply to be a mentee with the link in our bio. Deadline to apply is April 4th, 2024. Free for all SAIS members (go to SAinSports.com to be a mentor).
24 days ago
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The SAIS Mentorship Program is back for 2024! 🎉

The SAIS Mentorship Program helps connect South Asian sports business professionals across the U.S. and Canada. Over the course of 4 weeks, mentees have the opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s leading South Asian executives making waves in sports. 

📆 This year’s program runs from April 22 - May 17. 

✅ Want to be a mentee? Apply today at sainsports.com/mentorship or click the link in bio! Applications close on April 5th at 11:59pm EST!

Note that applications are not a guarantee of acceptance to the program. Acceptance will be based on quantity of applications and interest areas. We do our very best to match mentors and mentees pursuing similar career fields. 

#SouthAsiansInSports #SportsBiz #Mentorship #SouthAsian #mentors #sports
The SAIS Mentorship Program is back for 2024! 🎉 The SAIS Mentorship Program helps connect South Asian sports business professionals across the U.S. and Canada. Over the course of 4 weeks, mentees have the opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s leading South Asian executives making waves in sports. 📆 This year’s program runs from April 22 - May 17. ✅ Want to be a mentee? Apply today at sainsports.com/mentorship or click the link in bio! Applications close on April 5th at 11:59pm EST! Note that applications are not a guarantee of acceptance to the program. Acceptance will be based on quantity of applications and interest areas. We do our very best to match mentors and mentees pursuing similar career fields. #SouthAsiansInSports #SportsBiz #Mentorship #SouthAsian #mentors #sports
28 days ago
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Interested in sports analytics and how you can find a job? Be sure to email Neha for our meet up tonight! 🤝🏽
Interested in sports analytics and how you can find a job? Be sure to email Neha for our meet up tonight! 🤝🏽
about 1 month ago
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Looking to network with more South Asians in your field? You’re in luck as we have 2 events (it’s not too late to join!) this week. Please email Neha if you’re interested. We look forward to meeting everyone!
Looking to network with more South Asians in your field? You’re in luck as we have 2 events (it’s not too late to join!) this week. Please email Neha if you’re interested. We look forward to meeting everyone!
about 2 months ago
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*Reposting due to spelling error* Thank you to our 16 incredible mentors for volunteering for this program! We know their diverse experiences and backgrounds will serve to be very valuable to our ambitious group of mentees!
*Reposting due to spelling error* Thank you to our 16 incredible mentors for volunteering for this program! We know their diverse experiences and backgrounds will serve to be very valuable to our ambitious group of mentees!
7 months ago
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Meet our 18 ambitious mentees taking part in this year's SAIS Mentorship Program! We are happy to have you aboard!
Meet our 18 ambitious mentees taking part in this year's SAIS Mentorship Program! We are happy to have you aboard!
7 months ago
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Our annual Mentorship Program kicks off today! Thank you to our 16 incredible mentors for volunteering for this program! We know their diverse experiences and backgrounds will serve to be very valuable to our ambitious group of mentees!
Our annual Mentorship Program kicks off today! Thank you to our 16 incredible mentors for volunteering for this program! We know their diverse experiences and backgrounds will serve to be very valuable to our ambitious group of mentees!
7 months ago