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Speaking, Panels & 
Work­shops 🎤

Combining her educational, personal and professional lived experience, Sara shares her unique insights to effectively navigate, adapt and overcome challenges faced by workplaces and organisations.

Speaking Topics

Sara has shared her story on several panels and addressed audiences at conferences. She can tailor a talk to your organisation on topics such as…

  • Accepting and embracing our differences.
  • Body image and self-esteem.
  • Intersectionality in disability inclusion
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion in various settings including healthcare, media and fashion industries.
  • Overcoming adversity.
  • Getting out of our comfort zone.
  • Dealing and adapting to change – the importance of being flexible.
  • Building authentically diverse and inclusive organisations.

To discuss tailoring a presentation for your upcoming event or organisation, get in touch.

Dylan Alcott, Sara Shams on the Shift20 Initiative Panel, Mumbrella 360 Conference, 2024

MC at Women’s Ethnic Network’s IWD Breakfast Event 2024

YTM Dinner

Mind Your Fashion Ambassador Address

Panellist at Women’s Network Australia IWD Panel 2023

SBS Insight – Body Positivity Episode

What people are saying

“As the founder and facilitator of the Your Time Matters business networking community , based In Melbourne, I was introduced to Sara Shams through a mutual connection. I invited her to speak at an event in 2018 on “Teamwork and Collaboration”.

Sara’s entertaining and authentic story resonated with the audience of entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals. We used her story as an analogy for the challenges we face in business and life in general.

More recently, I have invited Sara to be my podcast guest and follow her on social media. It is inspiring to watch her growth and ability to connect as she continues to make an impact, share her perspective, and expand thinking.

So, if you are looking to engage a speaker who understands how to collaborate, embraces her quirks, and has a goal to expand thinking and share lived knowledge and experience, I highly recommend Sara to capture your audiences’ hearts.”

Kerryn Powell, The Network Catalyst and founder of Your Time Matter

You were brilliant. So much positive feedback around the room and people realising it’s ok to be proud of everything they’ve got … and haven’t got!

Jason Diederich

Smart, articulate, inspiring and humorous Sara Shams! Thrilled that you were part of this amazing panel.

Conference Delegate

Sara, we were at the conference on the weekend, and we really loved your session, it was deeply touching and so informative and empowering. I hope it’s a talk you give in lots of different settings, because it was incredibly powerful to hear the discrepancy of how you saw yourself compared to how others see you…easily our favourite session of the conference and thank you for your awareness and education.

Conference Delegate

Upcoming & past talks


MC at ECCQ’s Women’s Ethnic Network International Women’s Day Breakfast
March 8, 2024

Brisbane, Queensland

CCSA 2024 Rural & Remote Forum – Keynote Speaker
March 13, 2024

Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Mumbrella 360 – Shift 20 Initiative Panellist
May 23, 2024

Sydney, New South Wales



Limbs 4 Life Amp’ed Conference
February 25, 2023

Melbourne, Victoria

SBS Insight – Body Positivity Episode
March 2023

Sydney, New South Wales

WNA International Women’s Day Panel
May 8, 2023

Brisbane, Queensland

Ottobock Elevate 2023
August 26, 2023

Sydney, New South Wales

ANZ Shift20 Initiative Launch Panel
September 8, 2023

Melbourne, Victoria

Zenitas Healthcare Diversity & Inclusion Session
November 21, 2023

Online presentation 

IDPWD Speaker at McCullouch & Robertson Law Firm
November 27, 2023

Brisbane, Queensland


JTW World Worthy Day, Panel Member
October 1, 2022

Gold Coast, Queensland



Your Time Matters Dinner, Teamwork & Collaboration
July 30, 2019

Melbourne, Victoria