Kamalika Dasgupta is the founder of SheQu Group Inc. She is an Accountant and business advisor by trade, and an alumna from Macquarie University. She is not only a passionate advocate of Equality, but she is also a passionate speaker. After migrating to Australia for her higher studies at the age of 24, she decided to get more involved with LGBT+ community, to explore her sexual identity as a Queer Women from Ethnic background. However, most of the organisations that she came across were either primarily dominated by males and or else they lacked input from same-sex attracted multicultural women. So, drawing on her business acumen, analytical skills, personal migration experiences and hardships, she founded “SheQu Group Inc”, in December 2018 with the mission to help, support and promote LGBT+ women from culturally and linguistically diverse background. She has worked with different organisations in volunteer and advisor capacity. She has travelled Australia wide either as a guest speaker or as a panellist, to empower queer women from ethnic background. Her mission through SheQu is to Encourage, Empower & Enable LGBT + Women from ethnic background, by inspiring and giving them a voice. She was nominated as one of the four finalists of NSW Young Achiever Award 2018. She has been also nominated by Probono Australia for Pro Bono Australia’s 2018 Impact 25.
Southamerican raised in Australia whom has accrued professional experience working at and with blue chip corporations, Australian SMEs and Not-For-Profit Organizations. Industry knowledge across Information Technologies and Supply Chain businesses. Passionate about helping others personal development; increasing awareness about social justice, and animal rights.
Dr Quah Ee Ling Sharon (she/her) is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at University of Wollongong (UOW). Ee Ling’s research and teaching interests include genders, sexualities, families, migration, race, inequalities, intersectionality, feminisms and social policy. She is the book author of Transnational Divorce: Understanding Intimacies and Inequalities from Singapore (Routledge, 2020) and Perspectives on Marital Dissolution: Divorce Biographies in Singapore (Springer, 2015). At UOW, she is the Chair of Ally Network, Principal Investigator of Jindaola project to decolonise curriculum, and is actively involved in FUSE Network (anti-racism), Workforce Diversity Reference Group, Safe & Respectful Communities Working Party, Feminist Research Network and Academic Senate. In recognition of her contribution in equity and diversity, UOW awards her the Vice-Chancellor’s Rosemary Cooper Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award in 2020. She was conferred PhD in Sociology degree by The University of Sydney in 2013. Prior to her current faculty position with UOW, Ee Ling was Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Fellow with the National University of Singapore, Asia Research Institute.
Shinta is a full time working professional who works as a project finance administrator for an engineering company called WSP Australia Pty Ltd. Hailing from a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree from Australian Catholic University she has gained various finance experience in Health, Legal, and Engineering Industry. Shinta is also the Co-Lead for WSP's Pride Network, VIBE (Visibility in Built Environment). Together with her colleagues she has been promoting an equal, diverse, and inclusive working environment for all employees and young graduates. Previously, Shinta volunteered with Out for Australia in the capacity of National Finance Coordinator. Outside work, Shinta is a passionate singer with Sydney Philharmonia Choir, a keen reader, and S self/professional development enthusiast.
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