This February, all month long, we’re honouring the work of 28 inspiring leaders. Women who are drawing upon and celebrating their culture while making a lasting difference in their community using their gifts. From authors and teachers, CEOs to entrepreneurs, not-for-profit directors, artists, and more, these women are changing the face of leadership.

These are truly women to watch and veza community is so pleased to share their brilliance.

May their stories inspire YOU to rise.

Meet Sukhi Ghuman

Sukhi is a mother of two, a wife, and an arts advocate, working hard to empower young girls and women. She has spent over 10 years working in various sectors of the entertainment industry as a producer, writer, television host, and reporter for Shaw Multicultural Channel and Shaw TV. Currently, she freelances as a Digital Marketing Strategist, with an emphasis on branding and social media. Sukhi is also a lifestyle photographer and works as a Marketing and Events Manager with the University of British Columbia.

In 2012, Sukhi co-founded with Manpreet Dhillon,  the Be Your Own Best Friend (BYOBF) Network, which is a professional South Asian networking group. In 2017, she chaired the Super Girl Within Conference—an empowering conference dedicated to grade nine girls at a secondary school in Surrey. In addition, for twelve years she was a Board of Director with the Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration (VIBC) Society, and she is currently a Board of Director with the Roundhouse Community Arts Centre in Yaletown.

So tell us, Sukhi: What inspires you most? What motivates you to get up every morning?

My two young sons inspire me to get up each morning. I want to ensure that my boys grow up to live in a community that promotes equality for all.

How do you feel that your actions teach or inspire others?

I feel I teach others that you can have work/life balance as a mother. I’m a mother of two, and I still find time to be a mompreneur, run a networking group, volunteer, and spend quality time with my family. It is possible and feasible if you have a strong support system and the drive to do it.

What is one change you’d like to see in the world?

Breaking the glass ceiling to have a sense of equality for all.

Which of your contributions to date have given you the greatest sense of pride?

I’m proud of many contributions. I’m proud of my work with various arts communities. I’m proud of the funds I’ve helped raise for BC Children’s Hospital over the course of 12 years. I’m proud of the mother I’ve become. And I’m proud of the work I continue to do each day to give back to the community, whether it’s by empowering women, making connections, or through the work I do with the BYOBF Network.

We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know Sukhi! Learn more about her work and stay connected via Twitter: @SukhiGhuman , Instagram: @SukhiGhuman , or  Facebook: SukhiGhumanPhotography

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