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Pallavi
Sinha

Lawyer, mediator, academic, journalist.

Profile

Pallavi is a multi-award winning Lawyer, Notary Public & Academic, and AFR & Westpac 100 Woman of Influence. She currently works as a keynote speaker, MC and Event Facilitator.

Pallavi has worked across NSW, in the private, public and community sector including as a Solicitor for King & Wood Mallesons, as a Research Assistant/Tipstaff for Justice Kirby, as a Legal Mediator at CatholicCare & an Executive Officer at Migration Institute of Australia. She is the Founder & Principal of Lawyers with Solutions, a multi-disciplinary firm offering education/training, policy, strategic &/or legal services. In 2018, she won a Corporate Vision Business Innovator Award.

Previous Experience

Education: Pallavi has lectured for universities such as the University of Sydney, Australian National University, Macquarie University, Western Sydney University & Australian Catholic University, including as the Convenor of Advanced Administrative Law & Advanced Topics in Public Law at Macquarie University.

Charity and Philanthropy: Pallavi has also been a Spokesperson for disadvantaged groups, presented submissions before Government Committees, and positively contributed to changes to Government policy to increase access to justice. She has served on several Boards, and currently serves on the NSW Ministerial Council for Women’s Economic Opportunity, and the Multicultural Consultation Council of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board. Pallavi is also an Appointed Supporter of the Joint Federal & State Government campaign to stop Domestic or family violence (DV). In addition, she was the first Indian Australian woman to be appointed as a People of Australia Ambassador by the Federal Government, and is a former Lifeline Counsellor.

Media: A popular and well-known speaker and media commentator, Pallavi has spoken at Global and National Conferences. She participated in the Ethics Centre Intelligence Squared Debate with Stan Grant, Rita Panahi & Jack Thompson, which was broadcast on ABC TV & BBC World. She has appeared on Skynews, ABC TV Q & A, The Drum & the 7.30 Report and BBC World. Her opinion pieces have been widely published, including by the SMH, ABC & SBS. One of her articles reached over 250,000 accounts on social media
Her work has been widely recognised. Cover stories on Pallavi are available in papers such as the Sydney Observer, Indus Age, Indian Telegraph & Subcontinent Voice.

Awards and Accolades: She has been an Award winner or a Finalist for many awards including:

- Corporate Vision Business Innovator award
- AFR & Westpac 100 Woman of Influence
- Women’s’ Agenda Women’s Leadership Award Finalist
- Inspiring Achiever, Rising Star, Community Icon & other Awards from
Indian organisations such as Indian Executive Club, Australian
Chapter of Institute of Chartered Accountants, Global organisation
of People of Indian Origin and United Indian Association
- Australian National University Excellence in Education Award
Nominee
- Diversity and Law Award Finalist, Australian Migration & Settlement
Awards Parliament House, Canberra (I was 1 of 3 Finalists & the
only individual shortlisted as a Finalist)
- Woman of the Year and Local Community Hero Nominee

Expertise
Talking Points

Women and Business, Women Empowerment, Leadership, Motivational

Her success story as Principal of Lawyers with Solutions, challenges she has encountered and tips to get a job and be successful in different spheres of life. How to develop as an entrepreneur and deal with obstacles in a 'man's world'. As Women's Chair of the Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils Australia and Deputy Chair Immigrant Women' Speakout Association, I have also spoken about empowerment in the relation the unique needs of, and challenges faced by, women from diverse backgrounds.

Law and Politics

As a lawyer in the topical area of immigration law for about 10 years, Pallavia has frequently been invited to talk about immigration policy, and her thoughts on the ways in which it could be improved.

Education

Pallavi speaks about education policy on live television when was invited as a Panellist on Q & A which has had an audience of one million people. She debated government policy with the Federal Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne and made suggestions about improvements to the curriculum.

As an Academic at Australian National University, and teacher at a variety of institutions including TAFE, business colleges and a village, she is acutely familiar with a wide variety of methods of teaching including face-to-face and online technology. She has spoken at conferences about the effectiveness of various forms of teaching and the future of teaching.

Society, Culture and the Arts

As a second generation Australian of Indian origin, Pallavi is trained in Indian classical and contemporary dance and is a model for Indian outfits such as saris on Channel 9 and the NSW Art Gallery. Pallavi has also spoken about her Indian roots and creative training in the context of topics such as living in a multicultural society. In addition, she has spoken about the benefits of being an Australian Indian and promoting better ties between Australia and other countries such as India and China.

Pallavi also fluently speaks Hindi, the national language for the Indian subcontinent community, the fastest growing ethnic community in NSW. She has been invited to be the Master of Ceremonies for India-Australia Friendship Fair, the annual event at Sydney Olympic Park which has attracted 20,000 people in the past.
Topics
  • Culture
  • Mastering Leadership
  • Media Personalities & Celebrity
  • Leadership
Media
Feedback
As the CEO and Co-Founder of MultiConnexions, I invited Pallavi Sinha to speak at a Global Conference at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre in November 2013. Pallavi delivered an impressive address and was highly professional throughout the entire conference. She demonstrated advanced skills in her use software applications such as PowerPoint during the conference. I would recommend her as a speaker on any topic and particularly on topics such as Women and Business, leadership, diversity and gender. Multiconnexions

CMRC has recently invited Pallavi Sinha to be a guest speaker at Inspiring Change: The Power of a Woman Conference which was held at Parkroyal Parramatta on 19 June 2014. Pallavi was a very professional speaker, inspirational and thought provoking. She expresses herself very clearly and has a lot of experiences to draw from. Her speech and panel discussion were much appreciated by the audience. I would like to recommend her as a speaker on any topic, and particularly on topics such as leadership, diversity and gender.

Community Migrant Resource Centre (CMRC)

From a personal observation Pallavi presents as a person with a sincere and genuine interest in seeing a kinder world realised in our lifetime and our international delegates were not only impressed with her commentary they were incredibly grateful for the opportunity to have Pallavi's support contributions to this important event were welcomed value add to the international table of the World Kindness Movement

The World Kindness Movement

I would like to express a personal thank you for your invaluable contribution addressing the Western Sydney Open Forum “Tyranny of Status Quo: Challenges of Indian Economic Reforms” on 20 January 2016. Pallavi’s speech was excellent and the feedback I received from participants was very positive. I appreciate the time you took out of your busy schedule to join us and thank you for sharing your insights with our attendees.

University of Western Sydney

Ms Pallavi Sinha has been assisting the Indian Support Center (ISC) as its “Brand Ambassador” ever since ISC was established in March 2015. As the Brand Ambassador of the ISC, she has been doing tremendous work in spreading ISC’s aims and objectives to the Community. In particular, I would like to commend the work she did as an “Anchor” for the creation of a DVD that ISC created in promoting its activities to the Community. She did this at a time when she was hard pressed for time while her family member was in hospital. In addition to assisting in the creation of this DVD, Pallavi has been actively promoting the ISC’s key program areas - new migrant support, Domestic Violence support and Senior Citizens support through the Print, TV and Radio media to the Community at large. Ms Pallavi Sinha, with a strong backing of family value systems which she inherited from her parents, possesses those rare talents that would bring credibility to any community institution. The Indian Support Center is pleased to be having her as its “Brand Ambassador” and wishes her well in her future endeavours.

Indian Support Centre

I met Pallavi first time in PICAC conference in Novatel Hotel at Parramatta. She was the M.C. and I was impressed with the way she conducted the conference. In October 2015, Aussie Indian Age Care Support Holistic Association (AASHA), held a Seniors Mental Health Forum and Pallavi accepted my invitation to be the M.C. for this. She did an excellent job. I am very impressed with her work, commitment to community service, her passion for improving the awareness for domestic violence and many other social issues. She is a lovely person, with a bubbly personality and as a young person very committed to serve the community. She has connected me to many other people who are doing lot of work to make Australia a better place. She is an excellent public speaker with knowledge about current issues in our society.

Aussie Indian Age Care Support Holistic Association
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