President & CEO
Chaya Pamula is the President and CEO of PamTen, Inc., a global technology company which she co-founded in 2007 following her successful career in IT at Bristol Myers Squib. She is a technologist, philanthropist, a visionary, mentor, an entrepreneur and, above all, a passionate human being. She holds an MBA and an Executive Education Certification from Harvard University.
Her positive approach, energy, and creativity propelled her towards achieving the challenging goals she had set for herself. She founded SOFKIN (Support Organization For Kids In Need), an NGO that is currently supporting over 100 destitute and underprivileged children in India. SOFKIN creates loving and caring homes where the children are given medical attention, cared for, fed, educated, and provided with a nurturing environment which encourages overall personality growth and leadership skills under Chaya’s guidance and inspiration. Chaya remotely manages the operations of the NGO on a daily basis and the children are treated no different than her own. SOFKIN has youth groups established In New Jersey, Philadelphia, and India, where the students from local high schools and colleges volunteer for the organization.
Her support of other women inspired Chaya to found the Global Women’s League, a networking organization that creates a platform to inspire, influence, and empower women with leadership skills through affiliation with successful leaders and similar organization. She mentors young high school and college graduates in pursuing their professional career.
Chaya is currently serving as a board member on many professional and women empowerment associations including the Technology Committee & Women In Business Alliance (WIBA) of Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce; Women In Technology of NJTech Council; and Mentor at the Leading Women Entrepreneurs. She is also a member of the NJBIA and AICC. Chaya serves as a trustee on the board of MAHER (www.maherashram.org), a non-profit organization aimed at supporting destitute women and children, and Satyana Institute (www.satyana.org) supporting communities through gender reconciliation and inter spiritual training and workshops.
Her expertise has led her to be an honored speaker at programs across the world. Some of her engagements include: Commission on Status of Women – CSW, United Nations, USA; StartAp – Bootstrapping for Success – India as a panelist; Access to Justice-India’s Unique Challenges – Harvard Business School India Conference, USA; She-Tech – India, Start Up Leadership; Cultivating Leadership Skill in For-Profit & Not-For-Profit Sectors – Harvard Law School, USA; Humber Chapter, Toronto-Canada, Risk Management in the Global Era of Uncertainty; Money Vs Mysticism, Inter-spiritual Global Conference-Italy; Pursuing your passion & career-Gayathri Women’s Engineering College, India; and others.
Company and personal awards have been growing as PamTen and Chaya are recognized throughout the tri-state area. Some of these awards include: Goldman Sachs 10K Small Business Program, E&Y Women Entrepreneurship Finalist, New Jersey Smart CEO Future 50, 20 Most Promising Web Development & Design Service Providers by CIO Review Magazine, NJBIZ 50 Fastest Growing Companies 2015, Unstoppable Woman Entrepreneur Award from LWE (Leading Women Entrepreneurs), and Woman of Achievement Award – from Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce.