Born and raised in Bengaluru, Karnataka, the youngest of six, Prema Basoor showed incredible resilience in following her dream to succeed in a country more than 7,000 km from her place of birth.
Basoor migrated to Sydney in 1988, soon after her Bachelor of Commerce exams. “I had two older brothers who had settled in Sydney who guided me all through,” says Basoor. Her first job was a contract role at a university, to develop a database. “I did several short term courses to increase my chances of employment.”