Amy Padnani

Senior Staff Editor on Obituaries,

The New York Times

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Amisha (Amy) Padnani's work as a senior staff editor at The New York Times has not only earned her awards, but has also made a significant impact on society. As a keynote speaker, Amy sheds light on the importance of diversity and representation, especially for those who have been historically underrepresented.

Her creation of the "Overlooked" series is a testament to her commitment to showcasing the stories of remarkable women and individuals from marginalized communities whose deaths were never reported by the paper. Through her dedication to balancing the coverage of the obituaries desk, Amy has made a profound difference in the world. Her speaking engagements, including TED and the National Museum for Women in the Arts, have inspired countless individuals and her work has been recognized by numerous media organizations.