Shreya Patel, a model-turned- actress, filmmaker, mental health advocate, and human rights activist, is a powerful and inspiring international speaker. Leveraging her wide array of experiences, Shreya skilfully employs her platform to inspire diverse audiences and foster positive change. Shreya’s compelling narratives have graced prestigious stages, including Forbes Under 30 events in Gaborone, Botswana, and Detroit, USA. There, she spoke on ” Only in Discomfort Do We Grow ” and “Challenges and Solutions for Female Founders and Executives,” respectively.
Shreya Patel also addressed the critical subject of “Mental Health in Media Production” at Academia in Slovenia, Balkans, and spoke powerfully on domestic human trafficking in her talk, “It’s Time to Girl Up” at the Council Chambers in Toronto, Canada. Notably, she was a sought-after speaker at the Munich International Film Festival, where she used the power of storytelling to capture the essence of the human spirit. Proving her versatility, Shreya has shone in various panels, podcasts, and interviews, sharing her unique insights and experiences. Her significant contributions include directing the documentary “Girl Up,” which tackles the harsh reality of domestic human trafficking.
This impactful project was created in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival. During the COVID pandemic, Shreya directed a globally inclusive documentary, “Unity – #LOVESPREADS Faster Than Virus,” featuring perspectives from 66 countries which was the closing film at the Munich Film Festival. She also directed the viral music video “Freedom Dance,” amassing over 1.2 million views on YouTube. Acknowledged as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women of Canada and recognized by Forbes Under 30.
Shreya Patel’s passion for inspiring change, empowering the underdog, and promoting empathy and understanding is evident. She speaks passionately on entrepreneurship, the art of storytelling, working with artificial intelligence in the arts, mental health, motivation, visual impact, and self-empowerment, inspiring audiences worldwide to embrace their unique journeys and create positive change. Her dedication to change-making, combined with her unique insights, promises to continue invigorating audiences worldwide.
1) Forbes 30 Under 30
2) Top 100 Most Powerful Women of Canada
3) Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award
4) Desi Achievers Award
5) Women’s Achiever Award
6) Grant’s Desi Achiever Award
7) CSPN’s Emerging Leader Under 35
8) DissDash named her “Top 50 Coolest South Asians of 2021” along with Priyanka Chopra, Kamala Harris, and Hasan Minaj.
9) Goodwall’s Changemaker
10) Honorable mention at City of Toronto’s Access, Equity, and Human Rights (AEHR) Awards
"It was a pleasure for us to host Shreya Patel as one of our speakers for our annual Inspire fundraiser in 2022. Shreya was easy to work with and eager to come. We would heartily recommend you invite Shreya Patel to speak to any group who shares a foundation that amplifies intersectional feminism, advocacy for mental health supports and activists’ platforms for ending gender-based violence. May we all join together in that goal."
Chantel Butterfield, Executive Director Sexual Assault Survivors' Centre
"Talent Inc Canada had the pleasure of having Shreya Patel captivate the audience with a 45 minute talk, “Make The World Work For You.” Shreya offered a charming motivational speech that offered wonderful insights to our students that left them feeling inspired to take over the world."
Doug Sloan – owner of Talent Inc Canada
"I am absolutely delighted to write this heartfelt testimonial for Shreya Patel who has been a constant source of inspiration since I had a conversation with her 2 years ago. Shreya is a beacon of positivity and motivation. I adore her unwavering determination and passion for life. Her enthusiasm for pursuing her dreams is contagious, and it has had a profound impact on my own life. What truly sets Shreya apart is their ability to overcome adversity with grace and resilience. She has faced numerous challenges in her journey, and each time, she has emerged stronger and more determined than ever. her ability to turn setbacks into stepping stones is nothing short of remarkable, and it serves as a constant reminder to me that no obstacle is insurmountable. Thank you, Shreya for being the incredible friend and inspiration that you are."
Christina Maria Joseph
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