South Asian Heritage Month
South Asian Heritage Month (SAHM) is taking place between 18th July 2023 and 17th August this year. The month looks to commemorate, mark and celebrate South Asian cultures, histories, and communities.
The month seeks to understand the diverse heritage and cultures that continue to link the UK with South Asia. Observing South Asian Heritage Month provides an excellent chance to embrace and celebrate the history and identity of British South Asians.
Some of the events taking place this month can be found on their website https://southasianheritage.org.uk/
If you are looking to hold an event to mark SAHM and looking for a speaker, we work with the Inspirational Anj Handa. You can watch her interview with the BBC on the Partition of India and Pakistan and its impact on identity and sense of belonging for British-born South Asians here. In her new talk focussed on heritage, Anj will share her experiences of working internationally as a British India woman at a senior level and the barriers (internal and external) that she’s encountered along the way.
She’ll talk about challenges associated with being an ‘only’ in professional realms and the strategies that she developed to help her navigate being a treble ‘only’, where she has often simultaneously been the youngest, the only woman and the only brown person around the boardroom table. Anj will also share practical tips on how to recruit, develop and retain South Asian and other minoritised communities within your workplaces and Boards.
MORE ABOUT ANJ
Anj Handa is the Founder of Inspiring Women Changemakers, an inclusive community of changemakers who stand for fairness and safety for women. Anj is recognised as an authority on Good Governance and Inclusive Leadership, with a focus on people dynamics: effective communication, impact, and navigating change.
As a Non-Exec Director, she has Board level experience of the design and implementation of diversity, inclusion, and social impact programmes. For the last two decades, she has worked with organisations in the UK, Europe, and the US, working collaboratively to create better opportunities for people in business and society and lobbying to change policy that hinders them She was recently recognised in Forbes as one of the ‘10 Diversity & Inclusion Trailblazers You Need to Get Familiar With.
Named as one of Grant Thornton’s 100 Faces of a Vibrant Economy, described by i-news as ‘a bloody brilliant woman’ and winner of the AFSA Positive Action Award, Anj was also named in the UK Charity Times 2023 International Women’s Day list for the capacity-building she undertakes with organisations within the charity sector.
Anj speaks on a number of Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion themes including identity, and intersectionality. All her talks are tailored to the client brief. In addition, her three keynotes include –
- Radical Self-Care for Changemakers
- Navigating the Labyrinth: Shattering the Myth of the Glass Ceiling
- Why you’re not harnessing diverse talent – and what to do about it
“Anj was fantastic yesterday, so inspiring, and the feedback from colleagues was well received”. – March 2023
More information can be found on her webpage.
If you are interested in working with Anj please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on 020 8854 7247.