Exclusively for Members of the Leadership Akron Alumni Association, current Signature, NEXT and Diversity on Board Class participants, and Torchbearers members
Speaker: Mahdu Sharma, Executive Director, International Institute of Akron
Moderator: Jeremy Lile, Executive Director, Heart to Heart
Come join us for breakfast the second Wednesday of each month, as we bring in Akron’s changemakers for leadership conversations focused on key elements of the Signature Program curriculum. Get to know the current class and engage with other alumni through this open forum.
Madhu Sharma, Esq.
Madhu has served as the Acting Executive Director for the International Institute of Akron since November 2017, and as a Director of Immigrant Legal Services since August 2015.
Madhu is an Indian immigrant and a human rights attorney practicing and teaching in the field of immigration law for 20 years.
Madhu is certified by the State Bar of California, and has represented migrant farm workers, unaccompanied minors, victims of state sponsored torture, human trafficking and crimes from countries spanning the globe.
In 2011, Madhu was awarded a Congressional Certificate of Honor and the ACLU Immigrant Advocacy Award for representing victims in the first federal alien smuggling case to result in visa issuance to hostage victims.