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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

Media
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

Business

  • Culture
  • Mastering Leadership

Lifestyle & Wellbeing

  • Media Personalities & Celebrity

Politics & Advocacy

  • Leadership
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
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