Melbourne, Sep 23: As the creator of Foodie Trails, Himanshi Munshaw Luhar prides herself as a cultural ambassador and has many things to share in that field.
Having started her career in tourism at the age of 17, she moved to Melbourne in 2005 as a student and graduated in 2007 with a double master’s degree in business management and accounting. She spent several years working within the industry in roles from customer service to travel advisor and business development manager for brands like Jetstar and Mauritius Tourism.
In 2009, Himanshi who was born and brought up in Mumbai, created Foodie Trails. The idea was to introduce and share cultures through food and stories with local Melbournians. The vision of Foodie Trails is “celebrating the cultures and differences that make up the world.”
Recently at the TEDx Monash University – Women in Leadership event, Himanshi had the opportunity to share her thoughts. She talked about two key qualities a leader should have:
“Showing up for the good bad and the ugly. Face the problem and fix it as the way you deal with a problem is more credible than the way you don’t deal with it,
“Secondly – Believing in yourself and developing yourself. Make time to grow your skills and knowledge and educate yourself through books, podcasts and other leaders’ stories.”
The independently organized event, licensed by TED feature local voices also Heather Yelland who specialises in growing people and Venessa Fernandes, a lecturer in Leadership Studies at Monash University.
Launched in 2009, TEDx is program of locally organized events that bring the community together to share a TED-like experience.