Lean In Inc is a not for profit organisation that was established in 2017 and is dedicated to supporting newly arrived migrants settle into Australia. The organisation is run entirely by volunteers who are passionate about Lean In Inc’smission. Lean In Inc has held numerous workshops since its inception focussing on employability skills, knowledge of Australian culture as well as building connections and networks.
Lean In Inc’s latest workshop, Settlement Pathways for Women was held on the 13th of March 2021 at Parravilla Function Centre. The inspirational speaker for the event was AssociateProfessor Ruta Gupta. Dr Gupta spoke about her journey as a new migrant and the hurdles that she faced as she first established herself in Australia. Her presentation truly inspired the participants as she encouraged them with her story and those of her colleagues.
Mrs Sue Advani, one of the founding members of LeanIn Inc, presented on AustralianWorkplace Culture which was very helpful for the participants and provided an insight into the Australian way of life. Khushboo Punjabi, a recruitment specialist from PersolKelly, presented onCV writing skills which provided very practical tools for the participants of the workshop. The presentation on the effective way to search for jobs was done by Heena Bawazir, a lead technical recruiter in Canva. Ankit Sharma, a senior recruiter at Atlassian delivered a highly useful and practical presentation on Interview Skills.
Apart from skills and tools to gain employment, the workshop also gave the participants support and advice on starting a business in Australia. MrDeep Mitra a chartered accountant fromDNACA presented the set up required to start a business including setting up a company. Mittu Gopalan from Freedman and Gopalan Solicitorsinformed the participants on the legal aspect of setting up a business.
Lean In Inc is very grateful for all the presenters who gave up their time to present at the workshop to provide pertinent information and skills and tips to the participants. The workshop was very well received by all who attended. The workshop was generously funded by WomenNSW.Lean In Inc is holding its next workshop on the 15thof May 2021 at Parravilla Function Centre, Parramatta. Information can be obtained on Lean InInc’s Facebook page or Eventbrite.