As a social enterprise we serve to create high-impact experiences that positively benefit the wider society.
Through our suite of annual business and community initiatives, we actively work to service and support Australia’s creative and business sector by
providing opportunities for Indigenous, migrant, refugee, and
cultural and linguistically diverse groups.
Key annual projects such as Fabrics of Multicultural Australia and Confluence: Festival of India in Australia provide developmental platforms for the creative sector across Australia whilst simultaneously delivering a forum for cross-cultural understanding and collaboration between participating nations and their diverse communities.
Business initiatives such as the India Australia Business & Community Awards (IABCA) and Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence (WSABE) provide free and accessible opportunities to businesses, professionals, and community leaders. The IABCA platform also assists in strengthening the bilateral relationship between India and Australia whilst the WSABE Awards celebrates outstanding business leaders and organisations who are actively contributing to the Greater Western Sydney region’s rapidly developing economy.
In undertaking client events, we actively pursuit projects that align with our organisational mission statement of generating positive social outcomes through unforgettable event experiences.
Projects such as the New South Wales Council of Social Service’s Investing for Good Conference have enabled us to empower other social enterprises in delivering on their social objectives, whilst working in conjunction with the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in delivering Zohra Orchestra’s Debut Tour of Australia saw Gandhi Creations offer some of the globe’s most disadvantaged women the opportunity to perform at the Sydney Opera House and assist in driving diplomatic ties between the Afghanistan and Australia.
In 2017 we won the Australian Event Award for Best New Event in South Australia, ACT and Northern Territory. In 2015 we won the Best New Event in NSW for our Corporate Cultural Diversity Programs as well as in 2013 in the Best Community Event Category for the Premier’s Harmony Dinner (The Australian Event Awards is the pinnacle awards program that rewards achievements across all segments of the events industry in Australia).
Meet the Director - Sonia Gandhi
2018 - 2021 Australia Day Ambassador
Advisory Board Director, Multicultural NSW
Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International
From international student to creative genius, Sonia Sadiq Gandhi M. Com is a serial entrepreneur and a champion of diversity and inclusion.
She is the founder and CEO of a multi-award-winning events and social enterprise, Gandhi Creations Pty Ltd. A social enterprise, that has for over a decade created sustainable platforms in response to business, social and cultural needs of our communities.
Her work directly promotes a more diverse Australia by engaging with multicultural communities. Sonia has executed over 550 events in her career and on a broader level, the work she produces has served as meeting grounds for the exchange of ideas between nations and platforms for enhanced cultural diplomacy and improved foreign investment and trade. Over the year's she has also gained respect and trust of several high-profile State Government departments, for whom she has produced a series of multi-stakeholder projects of national significance.
Sonia was appointed to the board of the Multicultural NSW, the peak government agency whose purpose is to build and maintain a cohesive and harmonious multicultural society that enriches the lives of all the people of NSW.
Sonia has been appointed as an Australia Day Ambassador by the Australia Day Council since 2018.
Sonia was also appointed by the ICC T20 World Cup Australia Board as a 2020 Brand Ambassador, actively promoting the tournament and specifically the ICC Women's T20 World Cup.
Sonia also honoured and recognised as a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International in 2014 and continues her ongoing charity work with organisations such as Alzheimer’s Australia, Beyond Blue and National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Her passion for Australia’s multicultural landscape and her expansive knowledge of the events and marketing industry eventually became intertwined, resulting in the formation Gandhi Creations Pty Ltd.