Shamila Gopalan
Shamila Gopalan

Head of Growth and Partnerships

Shamila Gopalan (She/Her), Malaysia

Shamila Gopalan is an entrepreneur and a corporate leader having built businesses independently and in Fortune 500 firms globally for over 25 years across 3 continents. Born in Malaysia, from Indian descent, Shamila has lived across several countries from the US, Singapore, HK and now Australia. She graduated with a Master’s in Business from The City University of New York and has worked in the media industry globally for close to 20 years. Over the past decade, she has built two businesses, exited one and is now growing  her current venture, HerWit.

Being passionate about pushing the envelope for equality, diversity and inclusion, she launched HerWit, a profit-for-purpose venture, empowering ambitious female entrepreneurs take their businesses from launch, to growth – taking them from start-up to scale up right through to pre-seed funding. While becoming strong leaders in their businesses and within their industry to implement not just diverse but inclusive leadership.

She is also the co-host of a podcast, Unapologetically Brown focused on issues around culture, identity race and representation, dedicated to uplifting the expertise and perspectives of women of colour.

"Empowerment knows no boundaries when united through purpose. Together, we uplift and support, transforming dreams into reality, one step at a time. Joining SisterWorks is more than work; it's a journey of solidarity and inspiration with a purpose."