About Deepka Lalwani
Deepka has been actively involved in the Milpitas community for more than 20 years. She believes in empowering women and minorities and is passionate about enabling local residents to voice their concerns to local, state and federal elected officials. Deepka has the tools and passion to empower the residents of Milpitas in City Hall.
- Realtor, Intero Real Estate
- MBA – San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
- Senior Fellow – American Leadership Forum – SV, 2007 (Class XVIII)
- Milpitas Citizens Budget Taskforce, 2010
- Former President, Milpitas Chamber of Commerce
- Former Chair, Milpitas Planning Commission – Member for 5 years
- Board Member, Democratic Activists for Women Now (DAWN)
- Member, Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee
- Advisory Board Member, Silicon Valley Reads
- Board Member, The Women’s Fund (1996-1999)
- Board Member, Santa Clara County Children and Families First Commission
- Member, Center to Develop Women Entrepreneurs
- Former Program Chair – Milpitas Rotary Club, 5 years
- Founder, Indian Business & Professional Women
- Founder, Milpitas Democratic Club
- Founder, Women for Political Empowerment
- Honorary Member of Jain Center
Recognition and Awards
- Asian American Hero Award, 2002
- Milpitas Citizen of the Year, 1998
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Good Neighbor Award, 1999
The Post commended her as a public servant, and said that It was time to put her on the city council where her wisdom to make the right decisions and the courage to make the hard ones should benefit all. Electing Mrs. Lallwani “will be a step forward that will serve the greater Milpitas community”, it concluded.
Letters to Milpitas Post November 2, 2012
Dear Fellow Milpitans,
Since my arrival to Milpitas in 1977, I have observed many City Council members, but I have never been motivated to support a candidate until Deepka Lalwani announced that she was going to run for one of the seats this year.
Having learned about grave mistakes made by past councils, I have come to realize that it’s imperative that our city Council representatives are mentally fit, educated, experienced in business, and knowledgeable about the politics and economics of running a city. Deepka impresses me because she is all of the above. In addition to being honest, true to herself, and one of the most stable persons I know, Deepka has an MBA in Finance, is a businesswoman and a former chairperson of the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce, she was appointed to the Milpitas Budget Task Force, is a former Milpitas Planning Commissioner, board member of Democratic Activists for Women Now, founder of Business and Professional Women Organization, and has supported Neighborhood Watch. It’s no wonder that Deepka has many endorsements from state, county, and city officials, and from school board trustees.
If elected, Deepka will apply her common sense, education, and business knowledge to make the best decisions for this little town that we are all so proud to claim as our own. Please join me in voting for Deepka Lalwani for Milpitas City Council on November 6th!
Deepka Lalwani for Milpitas City Council
Milpitas candidate empowers community
Publisher, India Currents
Sep 30th Mercury News Letters
I’d love to think my words inspired her enthusiasm. But this is just who Lalwani is. In her years of founding IBPW and volunteering for numerous organizations, raising a family, and working in real estate, she works from a big picture of people interconnecting to make our city a better place. But wait. Milpitas isn’t my city.
While I can’t vote, I’ve donated to her campaign. I know she’ll be a Council member with vision, ability and heart. If you’re lucky enough to live in Milpitas, remember Deepka Lalwani.
Author, My Half of the Sky