Tamil Women Rising is a volunteer-run non-profit organization that empowers Tamil women and their allies to seek success and advance in their careers. The Toronto-based network provides opportunities where Tamil women and their allies can connect, share ideas, learn and grow. The organization runs networking events and workshops, curates a Big Ideas bookclub and profiles successful Tamil women across the globe to its membership. Follow Tamil Women Rising on Facebook and @tamilwomenrising on Twitter. 


co-founder Manjula Selvarajah
Manjula Selvarajah

Manjula Selvarajah is a journalist, producer and tech columnist at CBC Radio. In her former role, she was a VP of Marketing at software start-up Eloqua. She sits on the boards of Scientists in School and Jumpstart Refugee Talent.

co-founder Vaishna Sathananthan
Vaishna Sathananthan

Vaishna Sathananthan is a licensed naturopathic doctor practicing in Toronto, Ontario. She holds a Biomedical Science degree from the University of Waterloo and Doctorate from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine . She is passionate about health and wellness.

co-founder Manjula Selvarajah
Vinitha Gengatharan

Vinitha has 17 years of experience in global partnerships and leadership development.  She is the Executive Director of York International at York University. She has served as a board member for a number of non-profits and is on the advisory board of the Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce. Vinitha is on twitter @vgtoronto.

co-founder Manjula Selvarajah
Shamini Sivathasan

Shamini Sivathasan is a project leader with the Real Property Centre of Expertise Division of the federal government. With over a decade under her belt as a public servant, her expertise and experience varies from procurement to managing a diverse portfolio of real estate in the Ontario Region. 

co-founder Manjula Selvarajah
Shalini Sathya

Shalini Sathya, is an experienced Toronto tax lawyer who regularly represents individuals and corporate taxpayers on complex tax appeals. Shalini is the founder of Sathya Law. Prior to establishing an independent practice, Shalini worked with law firms in England and Toronto.