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Tasneem Chopra OAM

Tasneem Chopra OAM

A Cross-cultural Consultant, Tasneem Chopra has recently been appointed as an ‘Anti-Racism Champion’ by the Australian Human Rights Commission.Through her consultancy, she speaks across the private and public sector to issues of leadership, diversity, cultural competence, and intersectional discrimination.

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Testimonials for Tasneem Chopra OAM

“…the women were in awe! The take away quote for the day was ‘don’t just set the table make sure you have a seat at it’ you should patent that!! Cause I’m using it from now on!”

Romany Amarasingham, City of Hume


“Great session and privileged to hear Tasneem’s personal story. What stuck with me were the statements: “Bad things happen when good people say and do nothing”. And “Seek the good where you find it”. “For me, Tasneem’s presentation reinforced my understanding and tolerance of cultural and religious diversity”. “Leadership can be demonstrated through a variety of approaches, but the speaker showed that having a passion for what you believe in, as well as having a “can do” attitude, can make all the difference”

Family Relationships Institute, Adelaide


“I loved the way Tasneem peeled back the layers of stereotyping and perceptions that inhibit all of us.  I appreciated the open, personal way in which she shared her experiences and knowledge”

“Please continue your talks; they make difference”

Ramadan Dinner Presentation, Judicial College of Victoria


“Absolutely wonderful speaker – dynamic and insightful. More please!”

Department of Human Services


"Your insightful and thought-provoking speech not only set the tone for the day but generated a great deal of discussion amongst the participants. It inspired schools to develop greater understanding of tackling intersectionality and realise the importance of intercultural knowledge, diversity in leadership, and opportunities for action for their schools. I personally took a lot from your words and have been thinking about your presentation ever since, particularly in terms of my role as a leader in supporting an education system that is supportive of, and empowering for, students from all backgrounds.

Department of Education - International Education Division and the Department of Education and Training


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 Chopra OAM Travels from VIC
Fee Range: .Up to $5000

Tasneem Chopra OAM's Biography

A Cross-cultural Consultant and speaker, Tasneem Chopra OAM addresses issues of intersectionality, leadership and belonging, to clients from corporate, community and government institutions across the world.


For her efforts in cultural competence and community engagement she was acknowledged with an OAM (Order of Australia Medal) in 2020. This follows her being named an Anti-Racism Champion by the Australian Human Rights Commission in 2019.


In addition to her Consultancy, Tasneem is a Director for The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Crescent Institute and an advisor to InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence and the La Trobe University School of Humanities. She has also enjoyed governance affiliations with Ambulance Victoria, the Luke Batty Foundation, NOW Australia, the Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights and Lentil As Anything. 


A  TEDxMelbourne presenter, Tasneem has featured on BBC World, Al Jazeera and ABC’s Q&A, The Drum and Radio Melbourne where she is a regular panellist and sought after commentator. She is a published author and has written for The Guardian, SBS Voices & The Age as well as several academic publications. As an international festival and conference presenter, Tasneem’s most recent appearances include: the IABC World Conference (Bahrain), the Bradford Literature Festival, (UK) and The Concordia Forum, (Canada).

Speaking Topics Include

Women in leadership

Diversity & Inclusion

Inclusive Workplaces for Better Organisational Outcomes

Cultural Competence in Corporate Settings

The Future is Fiercely Female

Reforming Outcomes for Communities

Woke Culture at Work: Tackling solutions to racial inequity in organisations serious about inclusion

Anti Racism 101

Identity and Belonging

Being the Brown Pea in a White Pod

Why Multiculturalism Matters

Ending Gender Based Violence

Deconstructing Toxic Masculinity