Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, The Skoll Foundation, 2016

21 Leaders for the 21st Century, Women’s eNews, 2016

India Abroad Gopal Raju Award for Service to the Community, India Abroad, 2014

Lipman Family Prize, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, 2014

50 Fearless Minds Changing the World, Daily Muse, 2013

Yo Dona International Humanitarian Award, Yo Dona-El Mundo Magazine, 2013

North Star Award Honoree, North Star Foundation, 2013

Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters, Mount Holyoke College, 2012

Distinguished Service, Diversity & Progress Award, South Asian Law Students Association of New York Law School, 2010

Karmaveer Puraskar: National Award for Social Justice & Citizen Action, Indian Confederation of NGOs, 2009

Asian American Justice Center Courage Award, Asian American Justice Center, 2009

Trailblazer Award, South Asians in Media Marketing Association (SAMMA), 2008

The Woman of Color, Woman of Courage Award, IUP Women’s Studies Program, 2008

Award for Distinguished Service, New York University School of Law BLAPA Alumni Association, 2006

Spirit of Asian America Award, Asian American Federation of New York, 2003

Phoenix Award, New York Asian Women’s Center, 2002

National Citizen’s Award (India) for contribution to women and development, Honorable Mr. H.D. Deve Gowda, Former Prime Minister of India, 2001

South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) Annual Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to the South Asian Community, South Asian Women’s Creative Collective, 2001

Public Interest Law Foundation Alumni Award, NYU Law School, 1991