Keynote Speaker

Challenging your audience to think, feel and act with purpose on issues that really matter

We felt that your keynote presentation was spot on. Your perspectives were unique and an integral part of the story we were trying to tell over the weekend. It was an enriching experience for all those who attended. It left the delegates feeling inspired and motivated.

Global Ideas Forum

“…She held the audience completely and gave me many food for thought moments…”


‘Eloquent, passionate and inspiring’ is how many audiences have described Tasneem Chopra OAM’s keynote speeches.

As an experienced keynote speaker, Tasneem has spoken in Australia and at international events bringing a previously unexplored perspective, expertise and experiences around identity, discrimination and gender inequity.

Combining these critical topics with powerful storytelling and a compelling stage presence, she’ll leave your audience inspired, moved and eager to hear more.

As a keynote speaker, she’s spoken at conferences, business events, schools, government departments, forums and International Women’s Day events.

Supercharge your next event by booking Tasneem Chopra OAM as your keynote speaker.



As a keynote speaker for organisations, Tasneem speaks about complex issues and shares her own personal experiences around identity, culture, gender representation, stereotypes and diversity.

In her warm, witty and inclusive style, she presents a different perspective that audiences haven’t heard before, but will be talking about long after the speech is over.

She has delivered keynote speeches for: Department of Education, SES NSW, Global Ideas Forum, RMIT University, Diversitat, Islamic Women’s Council of New Zealand, LaTrobe University, Multicultural Queensland, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, and The Wheeler Centre among others.

Tasneem is also listed as a speaker with Speaking Out Speakers agency, ICMI Speakers & Entertainers, and Claxton Speakers International.

Topics for clients

Inclusive leadership, diversity and implicit bias


Identity and belonging

Community engagement

Gender based violence

Media representation

Gender equity and impact

Social cohesion


Women of colour representation

Wellbeing and resilience

Audience feedback

Enjoyed Tasneem’s candour and humour and intellectual language

Enjoyed the speakers warmth and humour. Easy to listen to and very informative

Very accomplished speaker –enjoyable while thought provoking

Couldn’t recommend this speaker highly enough

It has been one of the best sessions I have seen in recent years. Very educational, thank you. Tasneem is a great presenter, very articulate and obviously knows her subject material

Please continue your talks; they make difference

Diversitat Training, Unraveling the Myths

A guest speaker we had arranged for our end of semester keynote address to our second year students in the Bachelor of Arts International Studies fell ill the day before the event, leaving us in a last minute pickle.

Fortunately for us, the speaker suggested Tasneem Chopra as an ideal replacement. I called Tasneem at very short notice and asked if she would give the keynote address, and we were very lucky that she was able to oblige.

I was thoroughly impressed at Tasneem’s ability to prepare with just a few hours’ notice, and to deliver an outstanding speech. She is a true professional!

Many students commented afterwards that Tasneem’s words had moved and inspired them, and that they felt very lucky to have had the opportunity to hear her speak.

RMIT University

We felt that your keynote presentation was spot on. Your perspectives were unique and an integral part of the story we were trying to tell over the weekend. It was an enriching experience for all those who attended. It left the delegates feeling inspired and motivated. In addition it has given them some of the tools required for bringing about health equity in more collaborative way.
Your name was mentioned quite a few times in the post conference evaluation survey in the highlights section. Here are a few comments below:

“I found that I learnt quite a lot from the keynote speakers and really felt engaged by their stories, in particular Tasneem Chopra, who conveyed her experiences as a muslim woman from a perspective we don’t generally get to hear in the media.”

“Tasneem Chopra – eloquent, passionate, inspiring”

“I also found Tasneem Chopra incredible. She is such an eloquent, inspiring and strong woman who spoke perfectly about identity and discrimination with elements of gender inequity as well.”

Global Ideas Forum

Tasneem is a brilliant speaker –thoroughly engaging and very relevant

Excellent presenter-easy to follow, she was respectful to her audience

This presentation should be part of every school curriculum

Outstanding! Thank you Tasneem, it was insightful,, done with great humour and thoroughly engaging

Overall, the session was excellent – Tasneem was warm and engaging and easily shared anecdotes about her life. There were lots of questions and a warm bubble of interest from the participants. Tasneem’s use of language and concepts was brilliant

Fitzroy Learning Network

On behalf of Food for Thought Network heartfelt thanks for accepting our invitation to be our guest speaker at our IWD day event, celebrating 15 years of Food for Thought in partnership with Manningham City Council.
Your knowledge, your confidence and delivery were commented, appreciated and celebrated by all. You did an outstanding job. Thank you.

Food for Thought Network

I just wanted to thank you for been a speaker at Women Showing the Way forum. The feedback from the students was excellent and especially the comments from them about your talk were excellent.

Tasneem was my favourite guest speaker, she was engaging and inspiring

Tasneem – WOW 5*, I just wanted to hug you that whole time – holy moly!

I have been through a tough time and the speakers have really inspired me. Tasneem was amazing

I enjoyed how Tasneem used humour in her talk

Women Showing the Way Forum, City of Greater Bendigo


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.

She has delivered keynote speeches for MLC, Carey Baptist Grammar, Scotch College, Gilmore College, Genazzano College, Ruyton Girls College, Kilvington Grammar, Pascoe Vale Secondary College, Mackillop College, Minaret College and others.

Topics for schools

Brown pea in white pod (Tasneem’s story)

Identity and belonging

Finding your voice

Celebrating your roots

Art and social change

Wellbeing and resilience


It was an absolute honour and privilege to have you as a guest speaker at our expo. Thank you so much for giving that positive message!

It was great for students to hear from an expert that having a second language and culture is actually a strength, and an advantage for them in the job market of today and the future.

Ilim College

The feedback from students and staff to your presentation has been extremely positive.

It was delivered in such a warm manner and it really challenged all in the audience to think about a range of factors and issues, and their own beliefs.

Carey Baptist Grammar

On behalf of the students and staff of Minaret College, I wish to thank you for visiting to our college and sharing your personal and professional stories. Students were left with an understanding of how moments from their lives and simple observations can lead to a wonderful story.

Thank you so much for your excellent presentation. Your ability to work with a large group of students was very impressive and allowed a fun experience for the children to fully participate in sharing your ideas. I have received a lot of positive feedback from the students and teachers on your ability to reach out and capture such a diverse audience.
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

The Year 6s and 7s were so lucky for Tasneem Chopra, an acclaimed activist and artist, to take a moment of her time to talk to us.

She opened our eyes to the world of art and activism, and shared with us many captivating anecdotes of artists who use their platform to make a difference.

Tasneem’s passion for her work is clear, and she presented issues and thoughts that required us to ponder deeply and reflect upon society. Her down-to-earth and empowering speech inspired our own artworks for change and allowed us to gain a new perspective of the meaning of art and how this has an impact on the world we live in

Ruyton Girls College

I cannot express how intriguing, relevant and refreshing I found your presentation. I found elements within your speech that had been of personal concern to me towards the development of our society for quite some time, and yet could not articulate.

I find you such an intelligent, articulate and yet warm and gracious speaker, who is clearly at ease in front of an audience, remarkably not losing a fraction of the interest level amongst the girls throughout the entire hour (which I can assure you, is a nearly impossible feat with an audience full of adolescents).

Your perspectives and work intrigue me. I am so thankful for the opportunity to listen to you today.

Year 12 student, Genazzano College

Tasneem was passionate, intelligent and considered in her presentation which provided valuable insight into the perspective of a Muslim Australian.

We all gained important knowledge surrounding issues such as distorted media images and racism.

Additionally, this presentation is highly relevant to our area of study in VCE English of ‘Encountering Conflict’, and is a great lead in to our next text, A Separation, which explores similar issues of cultural difference and adversity.

Tasneem took a measured approach throughout her presentation, informing us of her perspective and illustrating concepts in a way we could all understand and benefit from.

Tasneem was glad to answer the number of questions concocted by the inquisitive minds of the Year 12 students, and we all benefited greatly from her presentation.

Kilvington Grammar

Thank you for coming in and speaking so eloquently. The students really engaged with the presentation.

A number of students shared positive comments about your presentation.

Brunswick Secondary College

The staff found the discussion really stimulating and helpful. There was quite a bit of positive response room the Year 11 students too.

You have a very warm and open style and are able to communicate lots of information very effectively. You spoke with great fluency, insight and sensitivity.

Thank you for giving our young people this chance

Mackillop College

Professional development training for educators


Tasneem provides Cultural Competency training for educators on how to engage and communicate effectively with:

• students from diverse and multicultural backgrounds
• international students


Educators are better able to communicate with culturally diverse students, appreciate their specific challenges and improve teaching outcomes.

Speaker Videos

TED x Melbourne

Don’t Believe the Hype, Exceed It – The War Against Stereotypes

Multicultural Queensland Charter Speaker Series

Inclusive leadership, diversity and unconscious bias

Ambulance Victoria

Iftar dinner, Keynote address.

School Clients

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