Indian-American woman honored at White House!

Indian-American woman honored at White House!

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has awarded an Indian-American woman with a Presidential award by for her extraordinary contribution towards combating human trafficking in Houston.Minal Patel Davis, Special Advisor on Human Trafficking to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. She received the "Presidential Medal for Combating Human Trafficking" in the White House last week at a ceremony also attended by President Donald Trump.Davis was the first one in her family born in the US, so to end up in the Mayor's office a few years ago, and then to now end up in the White House, it was unbelievable for her. In July 2015Davis was appointed as the Special Advisor.Minal Patel Davis has made a local impact on human trafficking in America's fourth-largest city, Houston, from a policy-level perspective.She also helped in the advancing systems change.She is currently implementing the Mayor Turner's Anti-Human Trafficking Strategic Plan, which is the first comprehensive municipal response to human trafficking by a US city.She has spoken at several national and international panels and presented Houston city's approach.At the UN World Humanitarian Summit,Davis is a past speaker and recently traveled to India and Canada at the request of the State Department to discuss municipal leadership in trafficking with the government officials.

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