The Not So Good of Leadership in Australia

…having been the youngest female on a publicly traded company’s board and working in a university without a PhD / not being seen as “senior enough”- I have seen many people’s true colours. On the bright side I’ve learned how power & status work. Here are some of my not so great experiences. Before I start I feel compelled to …

leila janah’s give work – a must read for social entrepreneurs

I often think about the spaces between capitalism and humanity. One founded on individualism, ego and progress. The other on love, sacrifice and faith. Then there’s this strange world of money, a currency we’ve created to hold “value” and has so much power. Yet this money seems to allude the creatives, teachers, nurses, activists, social justice workers and social entrepreneurs. …

SBS World News & Soul House Update

Soul house update 2021 Back in October 2020 we set up the South Asian Women’s Wellness Space (pyarfully called Soul House) in Melbourne which aired on SBS World News. Soul House SBS World News Feature in February 2021 (filmed in November 2020) by Avneet Arora. How it started In September 2020 I found a property on Airbnb and moved there myself as …

Australia’s Top Woman in Artificial Intelligence – Svetha Venkatesh

You can also listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts. One of the top 15 women in the world for Artificial Intelligence and the only woman from Australia on that list, Svetha Venkatesh is a powerhouse in STEM. She is an Alfred Deakin Professor with 346 publications based on her research. Her research has lead to two successful start-ups; …

love letter

an overdue love letter to my Soul House in the Himalayas. i was only 19 a staunch little Richard Dawkins loving atheist secretly leaving home with nothing but a backpack alone i boarded a bus in a chaotic station in Chandigarh the wrong bus somehow we still found each other you were my last resort my mind plagued with thoughts …

Panjabi and Indian Soldiers in WW1 – Remembrance Day

Panjabi and Indian Soldiers

Tomorrow is Remembrance Day and I want to pay tribute to our Sikh & Panjabi great grandfathers who served time for the British empire that colonised them. My great grandfather Sardar Chajja Singh Mann (Ludhiana district) was a signalman in WW1 and during WW2 he was a Sikh priest (Giani) at the cantonments. Over 1.3 million Indian soldiers fought and …

How to direct message your way into a job

800+ people have told me they are looking for work. Less than 5 have applied for project-based digital jobs I’ve informally advertised here on Linkedin over the last 3 months. Most people are still looking for secure stable jobs – and haven’t woken up to the new reality that project-based digital work IS the new normal. Here’s how it works …