Sushi Das joins the girledworld WOW Summit to teach girls how to read between the lines and navigate news in a world awash with content.
Sushi Das is an award-winning British/Australian journalist of Indian origin who worked for The Age newspaper (1995-2016) and held various roles including news editor, feature writer, columnist, opinion editor. and state political editor.
It means Sushi knows a thing or two about news. How to create it, how to shape it, and how to read between the lines.
Educated and raised in London, she migrated to Australia in 1991 and began her career as a news reporter at Australian Associated Press. She was a regular columnist for SBS Online, and her work, which often focuses on race relations, culture clash and equality for women, has been recognised with two Melbourne Press Club Quill awards, including Best Columnist in 2005.
Like all great journalists, Sushi also had a book in her that had to get out into the world! She published her memoir Deranged Marriage - an east-meets-west story about arranged marriage and the Indian diaspora - which has been taught as a school text at Victorian secondary schools.
A strong advocate for girls’ empowerment, Sushi regularly addresses audiences at schools, conferences and other events and currently works as a freelance columnist and writing consultant, and as a researcher for RMIT ABC Fact Check.