Rinku Deswal is a lawyer and the owner of RD Law Professional Corporation, a law firm in downtown Mississauga. Before her career in law, Rinku completed her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. After making the transition in careers and completing law school in New Brunswick, Rinku articled and practiced law in downtown Toronto. Primarily a litigator since her early years, Rinku also developed an active aviation practice, representing air carriers and other participants in the aviation industry in litigation, as well as in regulatory matters before tribunals. She has also appeared before the trial courts of Ontario on various types of matters. Rinku maintains an active practice in solicitor’s work in concert with her litigation practice, including corporate, employment and risk management matters. During her over ten years of legal practice and experience, Rinku has been invited to speak at legal forums, including the Law Society of Upper Canada, the governing body for lawyers in Ontario and the South Asian Bar Association. Rinku has also contributed to legal publications.
Being both family and community oriented, Rinku’s life outside the law has been an active one as she has participated in and contributed to various community organizations and charitable causes such as the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. As a member of the Board of St. John Ambulance (Peel), Rinku chaired a successful fundraising gala for the organization in 2011. As part of the organizing committee, Rinku helped put together the Big Brothers Big Sisters Gala in 2012. Her hard work and volunteerism continue as she supports other important causes such as Isha House, a not-for-profit organization in India which provides education to under privileged children. Rinku is the Co-Chair of the 14th Annual International Women’s Day celebrations to be hosted by Punjabi Community Health Services (PCHS) in March 2016.
Rinku’s role as a co-host of ‘Kitty Talk’, a South Asian program, is a natural progression for her as she continues to contribute to the Indo-Canadian community.
Surbhi Guleria-Joshi is the Chief Creative Director at TheAppLabb – a Toronto based Technology company focused on Strategy, Design & Development of Mobile Apps, with offices around the world. She along with her husband, Kundan Joshi co-founded the company and under their leadership, TheAppLabb has established itself as one of the leading & respected firms in the industry.
She has previously hosted & reported for ‘Badhai Ho!‘, a national Hindi programme on OMNI TV that celebrated the successes of local community members in business, entertainment and arts. She attended the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India and graduated with Honours from the Bachelor of Design program at York University and Sheridan College. She has served on the Board of Directors for Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce, AWIC – Women focused social organization, Studio89, along with being actively involved with other non-profit & community organizations. She is also the recipient of The Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal for her contributions to the community.
Sunny Dhaliwal was born in Toronto, Ontario and raised across the GTA. She is an artist, a role model and a leader in her community. Through her actions, Sunny hopes to empower others to live their dreams. She believes that education is power and completed her degree at McGill University in Economics, Religion and Communication Studies.
After completing her degree, she decided to pursue her dream of working in the fashion industry. She worked as a freelancer before starting her own business. At the age of 22, she combined her entrepreneurial spirit with her creative skills to develop a fashion PR agency. This learning experience gave her the confidence to challenge her limits, push boundaries and realize that she can achieve anything with dedication and hard work.
Travelling to different parts of the world has influenced Sunny’s perspective on life. Some of the countries she has travelled to include Cambodia, Guatemala, Honduras, Thailand, India and China. Her travel photography was displayed at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as part of an intercultural relations seminar. After seeing the challenges and obstacles that people face all over the world, she was inspired to start living her own life differently. She became self-employed in Real Estate and is now working towards finding ways to help serve people in her community.
Her life mantra is to help connect people to the best versions of themselves. She believes that giving and helping others is the key to having a meaningful live. Through leadership, action and an inspiring message, Sunny hopes to make a positive difference in the world.