Bold ideas disrupt the status quo

Strategies, skills, and competencies to help organisations understand and navigate culture, diversity, equity and inclusion

Top 10 Thinkers

Australian Magazine’s Emerging 100 Leaders, 2009

Order of Australia Medal (OAM)

Received for Services to Community, Diversity and Inclusion Leadership

TEDx Melbourne Presenter

Presenter by Invitation, 2013

AMAA Woman of the Year 2013

Australian Muslim Achievement Awards Winner, 2013

Faith Fashion Fusion

Curator, Immigration Museum Melbourne, 2014

Meaningful change in people’s lives is best achieved when they are empowered with the agency to do so. Not as apologists, but as activists.

Tasneem Chopra OAM

About Tasneem


Tasneem is an experienced Cross Cultural Consultant and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) trainer helping business, not-for-profits and government understand and navigate diversity and inclusion using an intersectional lens.

She helps your workforce and leadership become progressive in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusivity, so they can communicate, work and lead across different cultures for better innovation and profitability.

As a media presenter, she provides an expert perspective on topics related to diversity, gender based violence female and women of colour representation, social cohesion, social justice issues and equity.

As a keynote speaker, Tasneem has spoken at national and international events including International Women’s Day, Harmony Day, conferences, festivals, panels and at schools.

She’s an engaging panel moderator and MC having led many significant events in Australia and overseas.
Her work has been widely published in journals, anthologies, print and online.

She’s passionate about female representation, especially Women of Colour (WoC) representation for which she was recently appointed Women of Colour Australia (WoCA) Ambassador.

In 2020 she was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for her work in championing diversity.
Tasneem has a background in Psychology and Sociology from Swinburne University, and a Masters in International Development from La Trobe University.

Skills and Expertise


Cross Cultural Competency Training

Team Presentations

Media Training & Public Speaking Workshops

Engagement Audits

Risk Assessment

Content Development

Policy Development

Stakeholder Engagement Across Projects

Capacity Building


Project Management

Board Governance

Policy Development

Diversity Equity & Inclusion Training

Project Management

Strategy and Implementation (DE&I)

Panel Moderation & MC

Media Engagement

Keynote Speaking

Career Highlights

Advisory Board

School of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University

Advisory Board

Crescent Institute, Fire Rescue Victoria and ACMI Museum. Associate of Alexandria Agenda

Strategic Advisor

Collingwood Football Club, Expert Panel on Anti-Racism

Order of Australia Medal (OAM)

Services to Community, Diversity and Inclusion Leadership


Published in The Guardian, SBS Voices and The Sydney Morning Herald, The Herald Sun, The Age, Crikey, Melbourne Review

TEDxMelbourne speaker

Brown Pea, White Pod and Don’t Believe the Hype, Exceed it


Faith, Fashion, Fusion exhibit for Immigration Museum Melbourne

Herald Sun

Fifty women you need to know

Madison Magazine

Profiled in Generations Shaping Australia

Top 10 Thinkers

Voted among Australian Magazine’s Emerging 100 Leaders, 2009


ABC’s Q & A panelist for Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Inaugural Ambassador

Inaugural Ambassador for Women of Colour Australia

101 Global Leaders in Diversity & Inclusion

World HRD Congress (India)

The Age Magazine

Top 100 of Melbourne’s most influential Movers and Shakers in 2008

La Trobe University

Distinguished Alumni

Latte Magazine

Sixteen Women to Watch

Australian Muslim Achievement Awards

2013 Woman of the Year

Career Highlights

✔️ Expert advisory panelist informing diversity strategy – Australian Human Rights Commission

✔️ Expert advisory panelist informing diversity strategy – Tennis Australia

✔️ Senior Adviser – Department of Health, Community Engagement, COVID-19 response

✔️ Board Chair for Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights

✔️ Board Director – Ambulance Victoria, Luke Batty Foundation, NOW Australia

✔️ Committee for InTouch Multicultural Centre against Family Violence

✔️ Project Manager, City of Whittlesea


Client appreciation

“Tasneem moderated the Cultural Diversity in Ageing’s Care to Communicate Conference in 2021.

She was professional, kind and informative, giving insight into the complex issues facing the aged care sector whilst holding the space for robust and sensitive discussions all whilst being able to weave the day into a fine tapestry of conversation.

We would highly recommend Tasneem for future events.”

Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing

“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.”

Professor, Emeritus, University of Sydney & Inaugural Director Sydney Peace Foundation

“Tasneem was really approachable, professional and understood my concerns straight away.

It was great to have her professional reassurance and leave with some practical advice (short term and long term) which I felt confident to implement.

I would definitely recommend Tasneem’s support for leadership strategies.”


“Tasneem was both engaging and funny! She had a great life story to tell and I was in awe of how much she is involved with and how much she does!

Absolutely sensational presentation, extremely inspirational.

Wow what a great speaker, content was fantastic.

What an amazing person! She held the audience completely and gave me many food for thought moments.

Very intuitive and a great speaker who engaged well with the group.”

LGPro Women’s Professional Development Forum