My name is Tiah, I am the founder of Interwoven.
I operate from the premise and passion that business and innovation can and will change the world in a positive way.
My work in the past 20 odd years has been in pursuit of ways in which to influence and create environments in which entrepreneurs, organizations, and startup ecosystems have the ability and capacity to make better choices and build better businesses.
This passion and drive, have enabled me to gather tools, frameworks, and knowledge from a broad spectrum of industries and countries. I love learning something new and finding new ways to implement it in a different area, industry, or sector.
This approach has enabled me to shift and grow from working in the outdoors to create powerful personal transformational journies for individuals, to working in the nonprofits and community sector, corporate sector, Universities, and startup ecosystems.
Some call me a systems thinker, a divergent thinker, pushing boundaries, strategic and deep thinker- I see myself as someone who is curious, passionate about learning, views the world as an interconnected web of cause and effect, seeks to create more moments of shared and common understanding, take my responsibility to be a better human and create connections and opportunities for growth as fundamental to my being.
My work is a direct reflection of my values, my intent is congruency between thoughts, words, and actions, and I reflect and check in on my personal theory of change once a year.
For the past five years, I have focused on creating entrepreneurial programs and frameworks with the purpose of creating blended impact businesses, as well as exploring how to scale social impact.
I also work with tech startups and other businesses to incorporate sustainability and the United Nations Sustainability goals into their day to day operations
I have had the honor of working with some pretty amazing people, organizations and projects.
Most recently, I have worked with the University of Queensland, and Griffith University in developing undergraduate and master courses around social entrepreneurship, sustainability, leadership, and systems thinking.
Pre Covid I spent my time between Israel and Australia, love being outdoors, and working on fostering my insatiable curiosity about the world.
Come have a chat- I am sure we can find ways to collaborate and build something amazing
The name Interwoven– was chosen with great intentionality.
Working towards a state of congruency and flow with thoughts, words, and actions is an essential part of who I aim to be, the work I choose to focus on, and who I choose to work with.
The purpose of Interwoven is to instigate, collaborate and forge a path for interweaving innovation, entrepreneurship, and being/doing good.
Making an impact or doing good, is not a linear logical path. It changes, shifts, and morphs based on many factors.
Becoming an Interweaver of change requires a deep understanding of your purpose, a sense of curiosity and adventure, as well as flexibility on the pathway but clarity on intent.
Ready to walk the path together?
Ishara is a Human Geographer with experience in social and urban geography, gender studies/analytics, urban economics, sustainability, community organising and social justice.
She is a BA Honours (Geography) alumni from The University of Queensland, specialising in Urban and Feminist Geography. Ishara has research and disciplinary interest in intersectional social justice, participatory governance, legal geography, urban development & social/organisational sustainability. Ishara is dedicated to learning more about this field as she expands her newly-found skills and enthusiasm within research-based action and social entrepreneurship. Currently, Ishara is exploring her capacity to help in social justice, sustainability and environmental issues to create positive change for the future. Ishara is currently working with with groups in the civil sector, that focus on short-long term goals around SDG 5, 10, 11 and 17.
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