Tasneem Chopra


Tasneem is an associate of Alexandria Agenda and director of her Cross-Cultural Consultancy.

As a cross-cultural consultant, Tasneem delivers acclaimed presentations, manages projects and provides social commentary on identity and racism to audiences as diverse as Supreme court judges to kindergarten teachers. She is a strong proponent of social change and owning your narrative.

Tasneem argues that women and minorities should be empowered with the agency to make meaningful change in their own lives.

She has a Masters in International Development and an academic background in psychology and sociology.

Tasneem's previous work includes working in Federal politics and community development for over two decades.


Community Engagement

  • Chairperson, Australian Muslim Women's Centre for Human Rights (AMWCHR), representing Muslim women's welfare concerns from grassroots to government agencies.
  • Chairperson, Lentil as Anything, a unique not for profit community enterprise and restaurant.
  • Board member, Global Reconciliation, an NGO promoting reconciliation across national, cultural, religious and racial differences.
  • Ambassador to Possible Dreams International Inc, an NGO based in Swaziland.

  • Conferences
    Tasneem has presented at numerous conferences, including more recently:
  • Creativity and the Spiritual Path, Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art (March 2014)
  • 20th International AIDS Conference, Melbourne Exhibition Centre (July 2014)
  • Byron Bay Writers Festival (August 2014)
  • Marketplace of Creative Arts Festival (MOCAfest) Dubai (October 2014)
  • UN Model Conference, University of Sydney, (November 2014).

  • Recent Project Coordination
  • Curating the Melbourne component of 'Faith Fashion Fusion' exhibition at Melbourne's Immigration Museum. The exhibition is now touring nationally.
  • Coordinating the 2014 Muslim Leadership Program for La Trobe University's Centre for Dialogue

  • Media
  • Presented at TEDxMelbourne on cultural stereotypes in 2013.
  • Mainstream media appearances include, Q&A, the Today Show, The Project, Stateline, Salam Café, Insight as well as various national radio and newspaper interviews.

  • Writing
  • Contributing author to anthology "Coming of Age: Growing Up Muslim in Australia", published by Allen and Unwin.
  • Published in The Guardian, The Herald Sun, The Age, Crikey and several online editorial platforms.

  • For further information about Tasneem's work, please visit tasneem.com.au

    Tasneem Chopra

    La Trobe University