36 episodes

The world might seem like a scary place right now, but it is important to remember that there is a lot of good happening around us. In this podcast, host Prema Menon speaks to social enteprises, charities, not for profits and committed individuals who are all working tirelessly to make this world a kinder, more compassionate and equal place to live in.

What Can We Do‪?‬ Samuham Media

    • Business

The world might seem like a scary place right now, but it is important to remember that there is a lot of good happening around us. In this podcast, host Prema Menon speaks to social enteprises, charities, not for profits and committed individuals who are all working tirelessly to make this world a kinder, more compassionate and equal place to live in.

    Moving the needle on racism conversations - Gloria Tabi, Everyday Inclusion

    Moving the needle on racism conversations - Gloria Tabi, Everyday Inclusion

    Gloria Tabi is an Author and the CEO of Everyday Inclusion. Gloria’s research specialises in Social Analysis on Race, Social Inequalities and Anti-Racism. As a Black African-Australian woman, Gloria brings well-grounded knowledge and experience of the impacts presented in race and gender identities.

    In this episode, Gloria talks about the critical misunderstandings about racism, the impact on racialised people and about her new book Inclusive Teams & Workplaces: Everyone Wins.
    What Can We Do is produced by Samuham Media, and hosted by Prema Menon.
    This podcast is also available on major podcast platforms.

    • 31 min
    Career roadmaps for individuals who face barriers to long-term success - Tinai Colawai, knext Career Design

    Career roadmaps for individuals who face barriers to long-term success - Tinai Colawai, knext Career Design

    Tinai Colawai is the Founder & Director of knext Career Design – a social impact company with a mission to enable people of colour achieve long-term career success. Before launching her business in early 2021, she spent over 15 years working across the Pacific, Asia and Australia in HR leadership, strategic and specialist roles.
    In the first episode of 2022, Tinai talks about the common barriers culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) individuals and people of colour (POC) face when working in Australia, the importance of diversity and inclusion in positions of influence, and the outcomes she hopes to see in the future.
    What Can We Do is produced by Samuham Media, and hosted by Prema Menon.
    This podcast is also available on major podcast platforms.

    • 29 min
    Leading community youth - Zahra Bayani, 2021 Young Citizen of the Year, City of Salisbury

    Leading community youth - Zahra Bayani, 2021 Young Citizen of the Year, City of Salisbury

    Zahra Bayani is has done a lot for her community, since she arrived in Adelaide in 2017. Zahra is currently studying Bachelor of Physiotherapy Honours at University of South Australia and hopes that one day her studies will empower her to work with disadvantaged youth and women to support them in overcoming adversity to reaching their full potential as integral members of the community.

    In this episode, Zahra talks about how she got involved in volunteering, her political aspirations for the future and her advice for youth.

    What Can We Do is produced by Samuham Media, and hosted by Prema Menon.
    This podcast is also available on major podcast platforms.

    • 14 min
    Building a South Asian sisterhood of artists and creatives - Priyanka Kaur, Mahala

    Building a South Asian sisterhood of artists and creatives - Priyanka Kaur, Mahala

    Priyanka Kaur is a visual and resin artist who recently founded Mahala, a social enterprise. Mahala is Australia’s first gift box service that features products from South Asian women, pursuing side hustles, passion projects or small businesses. A percentage of Mahala's profits goes to the Australian South Asian Centre, a not for profit organisation.

    In this episode, Priyanka talks about why she started Mahala, the underrepresentation of South Asian creatives and artists here in Australia, and how she hopes Mahala will encourage women to pursue their creative passions.

    What Can We Do is produced by Samuham Media, and hosted by Prema Menon.
    This podcast is also available on major podcast platforms.

    • 17 min
    A community for people who are experiencing homelessness and marginalisation - Ryan Naoum, Rough Edges

    A community for people who are experiencing homelessness and marginalisation - Ryan Naoum, Rough Edges

    Rough Edges is a community centre for people experiencing homelessness and other forms of marginalisation in Darlinghurst. This drop-in centre is operated by St John's Anglican Church and supervised by Team Leader, Ryan Naoum. As a service, Rough Edges aims to create a safe space where community is fostered and individuals can move from crisis to flourish.
    In this episode, Ryan talks about the issues facing Darlinghurst's communities, how Rough Edges has found new ways to create impact owing to the pandemic, and the misconceptions people have about communities experiencing homelessness.
    What Can We Do is produced by Samuham Media, and hosted by Prema Menon.
    This podcast is also available on major podcast platforms.

    • 22 min
    Raising awareness of financial abuse and helping survivors - Tasnia Alam, ARISE Foundation

    Raising awareness of financial abuse and helping survivors - Tasnia Alam, ARISE Foundation

    Tasnia Alam co-founded ARISE Foundation to reveal the impact of financial abuse and provide financial freedom for women traditionally considered 'unbankable'. Tasnia has a background in Applied Finance and Law and was most recently an Associate Director at NSW Treasury. She has a decade of public and private sector experience across various industries, including audit, legal, corporate finance and public policy development.
    In this episode, Tasnia talks about what motivated her to start Arise, what financial abuse looks like, and the impact Arise Foundation hopes to create. 
    What Can We Do is produced by Samuham Media, and hosted by Prema Menon. 
    This podcast is also available on major podcast platforms.

    • 19 min

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