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My parents to Australia from India when I was 11. I am the first woman in my lineage to have the opportunity to work which I am so grateful for. And hence I wanted to create a business to help other people be passionate about their work.

I am a self-confessed nerd. I graduated as an electrical engineer (which is so nerdy) and then did an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management. I worked in corporate roles and got to work with amazing people yetI felt unfulfilled. I knew I had to feed my bills and my soul. In 2002, I started my own business Passionate People Institute.

Since then, I have launched several other businesses. Building other businesses has allowed me to learn how to build and empower teams. I currently have 42 people in my team who are fun and challenging to lead.

One of my passions is to have girls in 3rdworld countries being educated so they are financially empowered and do not have to live a life of abuse and poverty.

I am a mum to a beautiful 8 year old boy, Om and an amazing 10 year old girl, Shanti and am married to an awesome guy Scott. Only meaningful work takes me away from my loved ones.

Love Shivani x