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Helping businesses, not-for-profit and government become culturally competent, diverse & inclusive.

If your table is full, extend it.

Tasneem is a highly sought after emcee and keynote speaker, whose competencies as a Cross-cultural Consultant inform her stage presence of impeccable wit and deft understanding. She imbues issues of diversity, identity and inclusion across frontiers of leadership, innovation and disruption. Her clients are a mix of government, corporate, arts and community sectors.

Tasneem is a Strategic Advisor to the Victorian Public Service Commission, Fire Rescue Victoria, Co-Chair to the NSW Legal Aid External Anti Racism and Inclusion Committee and inaugural Ambassador for Women of Colour, Australia. She is also an outgoing Board Director for The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and the Collingwood Football Club Expert Panel on Anti-Racism. For her efforts, she has been appointed an ‘Anti-Racism Champion’ by the Australian Human Rights Commission - and awarded and OAM.

A TEDxMelbourne presenter and writer, Tasneem has been featured on numerous platforms including The Guardian, SBS Life, BBC’s IQ2 Debates, Q&A, Compass is a regular panellist on The Drum and host of the podcast series, Strengths Untold.

Talking Points

Cultural Competency - why it matters to walk your talk

Gain a better understanding of your organisation’s cultural competency needs, current gaps in skills and knowledge and strategies to develop a more culturally competent leadership or workforce.

Brown Pea in a White Pod

Why Multiculturalism Matters - understanding the stories and distilling the hype

Diversity in Centres of Learning

Providing cross cultural competency to educators, promoting how to communicate effectively with: diverse student bodies.

Keynotes for Schools

Tasneem is skilled at delivering thought-provoking speeches and presentations for students.

As a thought leader and activist, she’s passionate about empowering youth, especially girls, to think and self-reflect on issues of culture, belonging, identity, the arts and activism.
Your hosting was seamless and you truly made every element of the event so smooth and brilliant. The Wheeler Centre Management

I have found Tasneem to be an insightful thinker, polished performer, articulate, well informed, and diligent in meeting deadlines. She accomplishes diverse tasks (including research, drafting of reports, conduct of workshops, public speaking) reliably, insightfully and with commitment. Her presentations are well prepared; she argues her case clearly and cogently. I know that many of her colleagues are similarly impressed with the quality of all that she does.

La Trobe University

Over a number of years Tasneem’s multifaceted contribution to conferences, forums and a range of community and professional projects reveals an outstanding capacity to compile, digest and evaluate a large and varied body of information, from which she distils useful pathways for dealing with a range of social and cultural problems. Her work on issues of racism, islamophobia, and women’s rights is widely known and appreciated.

Alexandria Agenda

After watching the video of our Pursuing Justice: Human Rights in an Age of Crisis, I’m struck by the first class - engaging, warm, easily across the issues - role you played. Thanks for being such a wonderful conductor.

University of Sydney

Tasneem Chopra was easily the most impressive speaker of the entire series! We are extremely grateful to you for having brought the diversity lens to the forefront of the discussion and I think everyone is in heated agreement that diversity on boards leads to better decision making and there is certainly an appetite for change. You generously shared many thought provoking insights, ideas and leadership experience with our attendees of NFP Directors, CEOs, Observers & alumni.

Boston Consulting Group

On behalf of ASEAN Society, I would like to thank you again for talking to us about diversity and anti-racism. Your passion really showed the importance of these topics and many of the things you discussed truly resonated with others and I. Cultural immersion would not have been the same without you!

ASEAN Conference

On behalf of the students, teachers, and administrators of Minaret College, we wish to thank you for taking the time to visit our school. It was a pleasure meeting you and listening to your motivational speech. I have never seen our students so excited and so highly engaged during your speech and video you shared with us. Your words of wisdom were very powerful and profound. They gave us many opportunities to think and self-reflect.

Minaret College

Tasneem has a fresh approach to delivering diversity and inclusivity training which we can hopefully build on in future. Well-spoken and passionate about the areas she consults on, she has a lot of experience and delivered some nuggets of wisdom we need to embed into our thinking, e.g. “If we’re not consciously inclusive then we’re deliberately exclusive”. We do need to ensure that the decision-makers are representative of the people they make decisions for, for example higher level management and working groups need to include, or be informed by, those who will be users of that service or affected by that project. It also made me think about how we’re communicating, and how we make the opportunity to contribute accessible not only to people who speak various languages in different proficiencies, but to those who have different levels of ability and disability, varying access to technology or who are disengaged with the council.

Southern Grampians Shire Council
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