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A cross-cultural Consultant, Tasneem addresses issues of diversity, equity and inclusion across organisational leadership, including intersectionality within government, corporate, arts and community sectors. For her efforts she was recently appointed the inaugural Ambassador for Women of Colour, Australia, and in 2020, awarded an OAM.

Tasneem has been named an ‘Anti-Racism Champion’ by the Australian Human Rights Commission and holds a Distinguished Alumni Award from La Trobe University in recognition of her impact in the diversity sector.

She is a Board Director for The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), as well as a Strategic advisor for Fire Rescue Victoria and the Collingwood Football Expert Panel on Anti-Racism.

Tasneem has also enjoyed governance affiliations with Ambulance Victoria, the In-Touch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence, the Luke Batty Foundation, NOW Australia, and Board Chairing roles for the Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights and Lentil As Anything.

A TEDxMelbourne presenter and writer, Tasneem has featured in SBS Life, The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald and appeared on BBC’s IQ2 Debates, Q&A is a regular panellist on The Drum and host of the podcast series, Strengths Untold.

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The Wheeler Centre acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which we work. We pay our respects to the people of the Kulin Nation and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, past and present.