Concerned with the issue of maternal and child health, Asha Pabla serves on the board of directors for the American India Foundation, a philanthropic organization that supports social and economic development in India through public health, education, livelihood, and leadership programs. She also holds a position as a board member of the South Asian Youth Association. A former fashion designer and textiles production manager, Asha Pabla volunteers with Aid to Artisans and the League of Artisans, both of which work to improve economic opportunities for underprivileged, traditional craft workers in developing regions of the world.
During her tenure as a designer for Liz Claiborne, Asha Pabla created garments regularly selected to be produced for retail distribution. She directed all stages in realizing her designs, from choosing fabric colors and textures to assuring proper shaping and fit on models. Instructive for her design work, Ms. Pabla earlier managed fabric production lines for the textile manufacturing firms Miliken & Company and Pressman-Gutman. At Miliken & Company, she oversaw three lines that routinely received top rankings for product quality and quota fulfillment.
In her free time, Asha Pabla collects contemporary paintings by artists from around the world and enjoys attending events at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. She also remains physically active by playing tennis and skiing.