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Role Players 2023

Vedica Podar

Kangaroo Minds

Vedica is a changemaker and social entrepreneur who is strongly driven by a desire to make a difference and to empower, motivate and cultivate a generation of young leaders. Her philanthropic efforts in this regard have been recognised with the prestigious Diana Award.

Vedica is the Founder of Kangaroo Minds, a initiative which focuses on bridging the gaps within this space by spreading awareness, providing support and enhancing knowledge around Mental Health and Wellbeing. A passionate Advocate and Ambassador for Mental Health and Wellbeing, she strongly believes and strives to help diminish the stigma which sadly still prevails around Mental Health so as to encourage help-seeking and support for those in distress.

Additionally, as a certified Happiness, Executive and Life Coach, Vedica works extensively with Millennials and Gen-Z to help them better understand themselves and their goals. Over the years, Vedica has conducted several coaching sessions and workshops with over 2300+ students in schools and colleges on a host of topics ranging from Cultivating Self-Confidence, Girl Power, Digital Boundaries, Self-Management, Leadership, Workplace Wellbeing to name a few.

She is also a trained Adult & Youth Mental Health First Aider, Suicide Gatekeeper and Active Listener.