Mira Nair to address professional women's meet

New York, March 4 (IANS) Filmmaker Mira Nair, television show "Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi and actress Madhur Jaffrey will join hundreds of South Asian women professionals from all over the world here March 15 to discuss opportunities and challenges they face in their lives and careers.

The event called "Congress 2008" has been organised by South Asian Women's Leadership Forum (SAWLF) during the Women's History Month. The annual Congress will provide women entrepreneurs and professionals a forum to interact with and learn from successful business and community leaders.

The opening session will examine the precedent for women in l