#OurLeapAhead Speaker: Meet Tasnika Goorhoo

Tasnika Goorhoo, TEDxYouth@CapeTown 'Our Leap Ahead' Speaker 2022

Tasnika Goorhoo is a chemical engineer, equality advocate, and research analyst who is determined to ensure female empowerment and sustainable progress in the energy sector. 

She’s taking the TEDxYouth@CapeTown stage to share how, within the turbulent landscape that is the energy transition, gender equality needs more momentum - starting with more women in the space. 

Mother nature is calling for us to protect her - and Tasnika’s listening. Acknowledging the reality that women will be some of the first and worst impacted by climate change and the global energy crisis, Tasnika’s empowered to raise her voice and help other women do the same to drive solutions, enable progress, and bridge gender inequality in her industry. 

She’ll bring her belief that being better than we were yesterday will lead to sustainable progress and impactful change to the famous red dot but before that… 


We asked Tasnika a couple of questions to help you get to know her, before she takes the TEDxYouth@CapeTown stage. 


What’s your favourite TED/TEDx talk? 

Brene Brown's talk, "The power of vulnerability."

What do you hope to gain from this experience?

I hope to empower and inspire the current and next generation within the energy space that gender equality is as much of a global crisis as climate change and the energy transition.

On a more personal note, I hope to break through a level of fear and unlock a new degree of self-empowerment and growth.

If you had a superpower what would it be?

My superpower would be to make every woman see themselves as strong, confident and beautiful.

If you could time travel, where would you go?

I would travel back in time to my childhood and share another moment with my grandmother.