Raga Olga D’silva is a successful entrepreneur and Director of Speaking Minds (www.speakingminds.com) – India’s largest international speaker-marketing agency.
With over 25 years of experience in the creative field, Raga has worked in senior positions in advertising in India and New Zealand and has been the recipient of several prestigious awards.
Globally known as the expert on corporate speakers and B2B content curation, Raga herself is a sought-after speaker on the subjects of Diversity, LGBT, Personal Branding and Doing Business in India. As the South Asian Ambassador for Diabetes UK and a social influencer she has appeared on BBC, Sky TV, Channel 4, ITV and TVNZ to share her personal story and views to help prevent Diabetes. She is also a trustee on the board of CRY UK.
Raga is a mother of twins and divides her time between London, Mumbai and New Zealand and considers all three her home.
Raga is available to speak internationally:
TOPICS THAT RAGA PRESENTS ON
- Building Your Personal Brand
- Doing business in India (Holy Cow! So you think you know India)
- LGBT / Diversity
Raga has presented Online webinars as well as at conferences, employee engagement programs and associations as well as appeared on TV, Radio and numerous media platforms in the UK, India and New Zealand, including BBC, Sky TV, ITV, Channel 4, TVNZ. Raga is able to present in English and Hinglish .
BEING GAY IN CORPORATE INDIA
Raga Olga D’silva is a sought after speaker on the subject of Diversity & LGBT, especially on the subject of everyday challenges. Raga has spoken to a variety of audiences on numerous platforms worldwide.
Raga is in a strong position to discuss from her own experience the everyday issues that minorities and LGBT community faces. From passing through immigration, facing the bank manager and filling out forms, Raga speaks in a way that is relatable but thought-provoking and engaging. Raga’s natural style, sometimes humorous rhetoric and relatable manner makes her an ideal speaker for any audience and can provoke conversations on what both individuals and companies can do to help make a positive change
STORYOEMS – WHEN STORIES BECOME POEMS
Raga has lived an unconventional life, so of course when she decided to write a book she created her own unconventional format ‘Storyoems’ – stories that segue seamlessly into poems.
Emotional and poignant, Untold Lies is about a little girl’s journey to the truth that not only saves her but gives the reader hope. For don’t we all have a little girl in us, confined by the labels given to us by others?
This relatable and courageous book is for anyone who has experienced the fear of being judged or of being unloved for being themselves.
No more lies and no more FEAR.
Every now and again I come across stories that make me stop and think. Raga’s story of love left an impression on me. Untold Lies, the book of storyoems, expresses Raga’s journey of finding love but living a lie out of the fear of being judged.
I recommend this book to all those who live their life in fear and need the courage to speak their truth.
As someone who has made choices that often challenged convention, I enjoyed Raga’s story. Many will see reflections of their own lives and feel encouraged. Untold Lies is a book everyone should read