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(Mandy) Dante

Unlocking the Power of Embodied Feminine Leadership


Ashani Dante, also known as Mandy, is a renowned thought leader, speaker, visionary and Founder of Flourish Girl, with a proven track record in the social impact & business space.

Flourish Girl is a mission-driven charity focused on promoting feminine leadership and young women's mental health. With a background in speech pathology and thousands of hours working alongside leading schools, Ashani has become a powerful voice for mental health advocacy among young women and gender-diverse adolescents.

Over the past seven years, Ashani has grown Flourish Girl from an idea into a highly successful charity alongside her team that has impacted the lives of over 17,000 teenage girls and gender-diverse teens across more than 100 schools in Australia. Her work has earned recognition from various organizations, including 40 Under 40 Most Influential Asian Australian.

Australia's Top 25 Pro Bono Impact 25 Winner, 7 News Young Achievers Award 2022 Finalist for the First National Real Estate Leadership Category and Top 20 Australia’s Stellar South Asian Women Award 2022 by Australian South Asian Centre.

Beyond her work with Flourish Girl, Ashani is a thought leader, speaker, and visionary who has dedicated her life to empowering women to reclaim their intuitive gifts and harness the power of their inner wisdom. Her tagline, "gifting people with intuition," encapsulates her mission to help women unlock their full potential and become conscious leaders in their own right.

Ashani's journey of self-discovery and cultural reclamation has inspired countless women to embrace their unique identities and celebrate their cultural heritage. She is an advocate for cultural diversity and inclusion, encouraging everyone to forge a more compassionate and understanding world.

Widely recognised as a unique voice in this space, she has been an ambassador, speaker and writer for brands such as Channel 10 (Studio 10,) Modibodi RED, T2, Kikki K, MYOB, Supre, Vista Print, Saari Collective, Teen Breathe Magazine, & Whimn Magazine, Ashani continues to expand her reach and inspire positive change in the world. Her impact is nothing short of extraordinary, and she is destined to be a conscious leader of our time, guiding and uplifting women everywhere. Ashani Dante is a trailblazer, a guiding light, and an inspiration to us all.

Talking Points

IWD 2024: Embodying Feminine Leadership: Count Her In

Unlocking Economic Empowerment for Women

Drawing from seven years leading Flourish Girl, Ashani delivers a powerful talk intertwining personal insights with global female wisdom. This transformative keynote navigates pathways for economic inclusion, addressing personal barriers and advocating for a personal revolution. Attendees leave with the ability to identify and dismantle systematic barriers, foster fair and inclusive spaces, and wield practical tools for resilience in daily economic challenges. Empowered, they leave with an integrated and holistic approach to economic empowerment, ready to make a lasting impact.

Women in Business: Thriving in the Unknown

Navigating Uncertainties with Heart-led Leadership

Sharing lessons from building Flourish Girl, Ashani challenges conventional business approaches, advocating for a heart-led and values-aligned methodology. Attendees, especially women in business, receive effective mindsets and tools to navigate uncertainties in the entrepreneurial space, fostering both success and fulfillment.

Women in the Workplace: Cultivating a Flourishing Culture

Creating Safe and Empowering Work Environments

Leveraging her experience as a speech pathologist and founder of Flourish Girl, Ashani guides on creating a safe, encouraging workspace for women. This keynote provides practical tools to inspire women to be their authentic selves, supporting them in stepping into their power in the workplace.

Supporting Young Women to Flourish: Unleashing Inner Power

Cultivating Inner Strength for Today's Women

Acknowledging the challenges of becoming a woman in today's world, Ashani equips young people with mindsets and tools to unleash their embodied feminine leadership. This keynote supports young women in identifying barriers to authenticity and provides tools to overcome them, empowering them to flourish in every aspect of life.
Mandy is highly professional, insightful and a dynamic speaker who was able to harness the power of women truly supporting each other to face their own individual challenges. As a Psychologist anda mother, I highly recommend her. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to share this experience with my teenage daughter and am very grateful for the positive impact it has had on our mother-daughter relationship. Rachel, Mother of a Teenage Girl

I know how to be a better version of myself now after being with Mandy. I can't thank you enough!

Maddi, Year 8 Teenage Girl
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