Portrait of Tasneem Chopra

Tasneem Chopra

Tasneem Chopra studied psychology and international development, and has spent two decades pursuing social change, as a curator, cross-cultural consultant and TEDx Melbourne alumnus.

As an Australian Muslim of Indian–Kenyan heritage, she has put much energy into conquering stereotypes, particularly as these affect minorities. The Age named her as one of Melbourne’s most influential ‘Movers and Shakers’ of 2008, whilst in 2009 the Australian listed her as one of 100 Emerging Leaders.

Tasneem sits on various boards, including serving as chairperson to the Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights, as well as ‘Lentil As Anything’, a community restaurant. She proudly champions the power of a lone voice that is amplified when others listen.