About Tina

Tina Varughese is an Indo-Canadian daughter of first-generation East Indian parents, which allows her to find ‘the best of both worlds’ and shed light, knowledge and most importantly universal humour into the intercultural workplace. She draws from her experiences as an entrepreneur, mother, daughter, wife, sister and friend when delivering keynotes on work-life balance and diversity and inclusion topics, which resonate with her audiences professionally and personally.

For fifteen years Tina Varughese worked with immigrants in her roles with the Province of Alberta’s immigration office. A successful entrepreneur, she also ran her own relocation and settlement firm. Additionally, Tina was the President of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (Calgary).

Tina is a contributing writer fo the Human Resources Institute of Alberta’s Network magazine, Calgary Real Estate News, as well as Home to Home. She was profiled in Alberta’s Venture Magazine. She was profiled in Alberta’s Venture Magazine.

Named one of Canada’s 10 Notable Speakers by Ignite magazine, audiences describe Tina as ‘dynamic, highly energetic, relevant and hilarious’. She consistently rates as the ‘the best speaker of the conference’. Her interactive approach is insightful and her delivery is highly entertaining. She breaks down barriers to create a comfortable and fun space where people ask the questions they might otherwise be afraid to ask.

Tina, her five fish, two children and one husband reside in Calgary.

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