Nisha Sadekar selected as Top Entrepreneur of the Year in the Golf Industry by IAOTP

New York, NY, United States – 03-22-2022 –

The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is thrilled to announce that Nisha Sadekar, CEO & President of PGD Global, has been selected as Top Entrepreneur of the Year in the Golf Industry for her outstanding leadership, dedication, and commitment to bringing more diversity and inclusion to the game of golf. Sadekar is being celebrated for her work to pave the way forward to make golf more equitable and accessible for those that have historically been excluded from the game. She has demonstrated success as a results-driven leader, talented entrepreneur, former touring professional golfer, event producer and industry expert who hosts golf tournaments and entertainment events across the United States. 

“We are honored to have Ms. Sadekar as part of our IAOTP family,” said Stephanie Cirami, President of IAOTP. “She is brilliant at what she does, has a unique understanding of the sport and has tremendous foresight for entertainment and golf experiences. We know she will be an amazing asset to our network of professionals. We are looking forward to meeting her at the Annual Awards Gala this year.”

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, other affiliations, and contributions to their communities. All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual awards gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements.

Nisha has more than 30 years of professional, competitive and industry experience in the world of golf. Throughout her junior, amateur, collegiate, and professional career, Nisha gained a profound knowledge and understanding of golf and the needs surrounding the game. Nisha’s impressive repertoire of professional roles includes her LPGA Futures and Canadian Tours that spanned for 5 years. 

Nisha has served as CEO & President of PGD Global, Play Golf Designs Inc, for 16 years, making golf more diverse, beautiful, accessible, and understood. PGD Global provides event management services with creativity and organizational execution for a truly customized event. Talent activation is granted with powerful athletes, entertainers and brands that connect straight to you. PGD Global uses partner relations that connect national corporations, foundations, and brands to enhance events.

Nisha has cultivated “Bigger Than Golf,” a program that integrates golf into the workplace, home, and everyday life, and “Project Fairway” a modern on-course and virtual Women’s Golf Experience designed to make golf easy, fun, and approachable for players of all skill levels.

Before embarking on her professional career path, Nisha began playing competitive golf at age 12. She attended the prestigious sports boarding school, IMG Sports Academies in Bradenton, Florida. She earned a full scholarship at the University of Missouri and was named Captain of the Women’s Golf Team.

Throughout her illustrious career, Nisha has received awards, accolades and has been recognized worldwide for her leadership and knowledge of professional golf. This year she is being considered for a feature article in TIP (Top Industry Professional) Magazine and for the Empowered Woman Award given by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).  

Looking back, Nisha attributes her success to her perseverance, her natural golfing abilities, and her dedication to the sport. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling the world.  In the future, she plans to continue to revolutionize the game of golf and create a broader more inclusive path for all.

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization that handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers, and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join. You must be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview.

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals together.

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