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Our Story

Our Co-founders, Daizy and Sehar came together to build a connected community of South Asian women founders, creatives and professionals. As an organisation we curate programming that showcases talent and creates an environment where South Asian women can thrive. We’re also a membership based community and create opportunities for our members to connect & further their impactful work.

Australia’s multicultural programming is far behind compared to the United Kingdom, USA and India. Over the last few years we’ve connected with phenomenal South Asian women in these countries who have created safe spaces for migrant and diverse women. It has been amazing to witness from afar – founders of Brown Girl Magazine, South Asian Heritage Month, Asian Woman Festival, Brown Girl Therapy and the Juggernaut – just to name a few. We’re here to accelerate the pace of change in Australia.

We want South Asian women in Australia to know that they’re not alone in their struggles. We’re here for you. For support. To listen. To advocate and raise our collective voice. To provide opportunities to boost your career. To provide a platform to amplify voices of South Asian women.

Meet Our Team

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Daizy Maan
Daizy is passionate about youth leadership, startups and empowering South Asian women. She was a delegate for the Australia India Youth Dialogue, currently leads the start-up program at Deakin University – SPARK Deakin and has served as the youngest Director for Australia’s largest Community Bank network (NSX:CSH) from 21 -26. In 2020 she was listed on Asian Woman Festival’s Power List amongst women across the world making a difference. She’s Punjabi Australian and based in Melbourne, Australia.
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Sehar Gupta
Co-founder & Program Manager
Sehar Gupta is passionate about women’s rights and youth leadership and has served as the Cambodia Programs Director at Oaktree. She has a Masters in Development Studies from the University of Melbourne and volunteers with Bold Punjab. She’s committed to women’s empowerment and ensuring that South Asian women in Australia are heard and valued. In her spare time she enjoys listening to true crime.
Rumali Kularatne
Community Manager
Rumali was raised in United Arab Emirates and moved to Australia in 2016. She’s completed a Bachelors of Arts, majoring in Media Communications and recently completed a Masters of Education from Monash University. She works as an Engagement Manager at Monash University where she works on initiatives to prevent sexual harm and foster safer and inclusive communities for everyone. Rumali joined ASAC so she could “invest my time in getting to know our community and building connections to mobilise our collective strength.”
Reshma Madhi
Marketing Manager
A Brit South Asian, currently residing in Melbourne, Reshma has worked as a marketing and communications adviser in government and arts sectors, as well as Film/TV production, and publishing/media, including as UK Assistant Editor for Brown Girl Magazine, and writing for diverse publications like cultural platform Reform the Funk. She’s also a member of the UK-based SAFTAC (South Asians in Film, TV & Arts Collective) which champions diversity & visibility on screen.

Meet Our New 2024 Committee

Collaborate with Us

We’d love to hear from you! We welcome all types of collaborations and partnership opportunities. Whether you’re a founder, creative, social enterprise, not for profit, small business or organisation, feel free to reach out. Send us an email with detailed information on the collaboration at helloasac@gmail.com

Support Us

We’re a team of 9 dedicated volunteers – all South Asian women who are driven by our desire to empower our community. We’ve been working tirelessly to create a dedicated community of South Asian women, to foster connections and to curate opportunities that are reflective of our needs. By supporting us through membership, events, sponsorships and donations you allow us to create opportunities that are meaningful, inspirational and impact-driven. If you’d like to be a corporate sponsor or donate to ASAC reach out to us at helloasac@gmail.com