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Pallavi
Sinha

Lawyer, mediator, academic, journalist.

Profile


Pallavi Sinha is a Lawyer, Lecturer and a former People of Australia Ambassador. She completed Economics and Social Sciences and Law degrees with honours from the University of Sydney and is a popular Speaker & MC.

Current work

Pallavi currently serves on the NSW Council for Women’s Economic Opportunity, the White Ribbon Diversity Committee & the Multicultural Consultation Council of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board. She served on the former NSW Indian Ministerial Consultative Committee and has also presented submissions before Senate Committees, and contributed to changes to Federal Government policy.

Previous experience

Journalismb> She is also a radio and television presenter and freelance journalist. She hosted the Evenings Program on 702 ABC and 666 ABC Canberra and the ABC NSW Evening Program state-wide in March 2015. She has been writing for over 16 years. Her articles have been published by the Sydney Morning Herald, ABC, SBS and community newspapers and she has spoken on topics such as Government policy, business ties between Australia and countries like China & India, education, family violence and social cohesion. In 2016, she was selected in the prestigious national AFR & Westpac 100 Women of Influence winner list. She is also an award winner for Excellence in Law, Journalism & Community Services. In 2017, she was presented an Inspiring Achievers Trophy by the United Indian Association.

TV: Pallavi is a sought-after TV personality and has appeared on Sky News, Channel 10, Channel 9, ABC TV Q & A, ABC 7.30 Report and SBS news. She also had a cameo role in the film “UnIndian” starring Brett Lee.

Speaker: Pallavi was the first Indian Australian woman to be invited to join Saxton Speakers Bureau. She has spoken at Global and National Conferences. She also participated in the Ethics Centre Celebrity debate on Racism along with Stan Grant & Jack Thompson.

Cover story: A cover story on Pallavi is available in the Sydney Observer December/January 2016 edition & Indus Age December 2016 edition.

Background: Pallavi is a second generation Australian of Indian origin and speaks fluent Hindi. She is trained in Indian classical and contemporary dance and was a model for Indian clothing such as saris on Channel 9 and at the NSW Art Gallery. She often speaks about her Indian roots and creative training in the context of topics such as living in a multicultural society. She is actively involved with community work and is a Former Lifeline Counsellor.

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

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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