Sheela Murthy Elected to the TiE DC Board of Directors
Sheela Murthy, Founder and President of the prestigious immigration practice, the Murthy Law Firm, was elected to the TiE DC Board of Directors, the Washington branch of TiE Global, a prestigious international network of entrepreneurs and C-level executives who have roots or business interests - or both - in the Indus region. Murthy and seven other new Board members were honored by being inducted into the DC Board after a hotly contested election process on December 12th, 2012, at TiE DC's 2012 Annual Gala, held at the Bethesda Country Club in Maryland.
TiE - which stands for "The Indus Entrepreneurs" - was founded in 1992 by a group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals, all with at least two things in common: they were highly successful, and shared a common heritage on the Indian subcontinent. TiE’s mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentorship, networking, and education. Since 1992, TiE has grown into an international organization with over 13,000 members, including 2,500 Charter Members, an elite circle to which Sheela Murthy belongs. Globally, TiE is spread across 61 chapters in 17 countries. Part of TiE Global, the organization enjoys national and international reach into a network of successful entrepreneurs.
Ms. Murthy serves on boards for a number of organizations, including the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Eastern Region in Philadelphia, PA, Stevenson University, Chair of the Board of the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland and Treasurer for the Maryland State Chamber of Commerce. In addition, she is the Chairperson of the United Way Worldwide’s Leadership Council of India and is on the Board of the United Way of Central Maryland, which recognized her as the 2009 Philanthropist of the Year. A committed philanthropist, Ms. Murthy is recognized for her work in the United States and in her native land, India.
Murthy helps lead the MurthyNayak Foundation, a nonprofit nongovernmental organization that seeks to help with women's basic needs and protection from abuse, children's education, support programs that assist immigrants, and causes that help to educate and advocate for immigrants in the U.S. She is a much sought after speaker who is passionate about entrepreneurship and motivation, leadership and women's issues, as she hopes to help make the world a better place.
Notable among her many other honors and awards are the fact that Sheela Murthy was recognized in 2012 with the Maryland Entrepreneur of the Year, the Innovator of the Year, the Most Admired CEO and named among the 2011 Top 50 Most Influential Marylanders. She also received the Small Business of the Year Award by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year and has been a Regional Judge for the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year program.
The Murthy Law Firm’s 80+ dedicated employees help strengthen U.S. companies seeking the best and the brightest workers from around the world. Murthy considers the opportunities for success in the United States to be fertile ground for anyone who has a vision, is willing to work hard, and has the right attitude. The firm’s philosophy is to help others and the website is considered the world’s most popular law firm site.