Molina Asthana

Multictural Women in Sport

She is a Commissioner for the AFL South East Commission and was on the AFL advisory Committee for multicultural engagement. She was awarded the Regional Ambassador of the Year Award in 2015 and Fair Play Award in 2016 by AFL for her contribution and initiatives in promoting the game within the multicultural communities. She has also been an ambassador for Cricket Australia, Commonwealth Games and Jean Hailes Women’s Health Week She is also the founder of the organisation Multicultural Women in Sport which aims to empower migrant women from multicultural backgrounds through sport. Molina sits on multiple boards including the Law Institute of Victoria and Graduate House of the University of Melbourne. She is the President of the International Law Association Victorian Chapter, Vice President of the Asian Australian Lawyer’s Association, Victorian Convener of the Asian Australian Alliance, the co-chair of the Women in Business Chapter of the Australia India Business Council and on other community boards working on diverse issues facing the Asian Community. She has received awards from multiple organisations for her work, including the Victorian Multicultural Award for Excellence for Service Delivery Community Service 2014 and for 2016. She was the winner of the Spirit of Sport Award at the India Australia Business and Community Awards 2017, the Person of the Year and Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards in 2013 at the Indian Executive Awards, was a finalist for the Law Institute of Victoria- Access to Justice Award 2016 and the Inspirational Women of Yarra Award 2017. She was profiled in the Top 50 of the Indian Community in Melbourne in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Molina is passionate about supporting and creating leadership pathways and has been mentoring young leaders at Leadership Victoria as well as junior lawyers and law students through the Asian Australian Lawyer’s Association and Melbourne University.