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Blazing a Trail: Leadership in unorthodox Careers

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SapientRazorfish

Level 6, 338 Pitt Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

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YSPN Sydney would like to invite you to our second event of 2017, Blazing a trail: Leadership in unorthodox careers.

The event will feature two amazing speakers, both of whom are pioneers in their chosen professions - Uppma Virdi, aka “Chai Walli”,a member of the Forbes 30 under 30 and 2016 Business Woman of the Year at the India Australia Business and Community Awards (IABCA) and Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa, first generation Australian Sikh storyteller, blogger, spoken word poet and writer extraordinaire.

During this event, we want you to be inspired by the stories of both Uppma and Sukhjit and share your own aspirations and challenge yourself to craft your own "unorthodox" path to leadership.

A little about both speakers below:

Uppma Virdi, also known as “Chai Walli” was named Business Woman of the Year at the India Australia Business and Community Awards (IABCA) in 2016. Uppma is the owner of Chai Walli, a Melbourne based business selling chai spices and utensils within Australia and abroad. She learnt the art of tea making from her grandfather who is a homeopath in India, and used to treat his patients with his special 'Ayurvedic' tea. Building up a business based on her grandfather’s unique chai blend recipe, Uppma now sells chai online, supplies over 100 outlets, cafes and supermarkets - extending all the way from Melbourne to Malaysia.
From a home brewer, to nationally acclaimed businesswoman, Uppma has a truly inspirational story to share.

Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa is a first generation Australian Sikh storyteller. Merging her advocacy background with her passion for the performing arts, Sukhjit's writing predominantly surrounds stories of the Sikh diaspora, family, cultural confusions, and gender. Having written her first script at just six, Sukhjit enjoyed writing pieces and performing them for her family. Best known for her spoken word, and slam poetry pieces, Sukhjit’s YouTube channel “Contemporary Kaur: and her recent Australia’s Got Talent success, were just the beginning of her journey. She has shared the stage with renowned artists such as Missy Higgins and L-FRESH the Lion and her performances and workshops have led her to tour USA, Canada, UK and South East Asia, as well as across our very own nation.

Now based in Melbourne, Sukhjit, continues to blaze a trail for young Sikh talent in Australia. As well as working on her own arts practice, she currently works at Multicultural Arts Victoria as the Project Coordinator for Common Ground, a multilingual spoken work workshop series aiming to build empathy through self-expression.

Please join us for a chance to hear these two incredible women tell their stories of Leadership and the risk that they had to take in order to achieve success in their chosen fields.
The event will also be interactive, so be prepared to share your experience and get involved in activities on the night.

The event is proudly supported by SapientRazorfish and the Australia – India Council

We look forward to seeing you there.

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