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
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 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 2018 the Australian Human Rights Commission named her as an Anti-Racism Champion.
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
Media Training & Public Speaking Workshops
Stakeholder Engagement Across Projects
Diversity Equity & Inclusion Training
Strategy and Implementation (DE&I)
Panel Moderation & MC
School of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University
Crescent Institute, Fire Rescue Victoria and ACMI Museum. Associate of Alexandria Agenda
Collingwood Football Club, Expert Panel on Anti-Racism
Order of Australia Medal (OAM)
Services to Community, Diversity & Inclusion Leadership
Published in The Guardian, SBS Voices & The Sydney Morning Herald, The Herald Sun, The Age, Crikey, Melbourne Review
Brown Pea, White Pod & Don’t Believe the Hype, Exceed it
Faith, Fashion, Fusion exhibit for Immigration Museum Melbourne
Fifty women you need to know
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 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
Sixteen Women to Watch
Australian Muslim Achievement Awards
2013 Woman of the Year
✔️ 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, Lentil As Anything, NOW Australia
✔️ Committee for InTouch Multicultural Centre against Family Violence
✔️ Project Manager, City of Whittlesea
“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