Asian Voice – Meenal Sachdev: Fighting for Social Responsibility in the Modern World

At a time when some of us may feel disempowered by the complex issues in the world, Meenal and her team at the Shiva Foundation are bringing the power of personal action back to the fore. Co-founder and Director of the Foundation, and the first Indian female councillor of Hertsmere, … Continue reading

Shiva Foundation, December 12, 2016

Reuters – Major UK hotels Hilton, Shiva join fight against modern slavery

Hotels across Britain are joining forces to fight modern slavery in an initiative to be unveiled on Wednesday that will encourage staff and guests to help spot signs of trafficking in hotel foyers and corridors. Major hotel groups, including the Hilton and Shiva Hotels, will pledge to examine their supply … Continue reading

Shiva Foundation, December 5, 2016

Working towards an industry-wide commitment to tackle modern slavery

An estimated 11,700 people live in modern slavery in the UK, and Prime Minster Theresa May has labelled it “the great human rights issue of our time”. From goods produced by forced labour to hotels being used for sexual exploitation, modern slavery is a very real concern for the hotel and hospitality … Continue reading

Shiva Foundation, October 6, 2016

Watford Observer – Responding to dangerous practices in Hertsmere

Hertsmere Borough Councillor Meenal Sachdev helped to set up the workshop on May 27 which highlighted specific practices including female genital cutting, forced marriage and faith based abuse. Cllr Sachdev is also the director of the Shiva Foundation, an organisation which works proactively to address systemic issues that affect vulnerable … Continue reading

Shiva Foundation, August 16, 2016

City Philanthropy – Philanthropy is breaking new boundaries

Cheryl Chapman reports on the Women for Change Breakfast: Driving Social Change in Business and discovers CSR has a whole new meaning CSR is on an evolutionary roll. 10 years ago it was a business add-on – a nice to have that was more about marketing than social change. Continue … Continue reading

Shiva Foundation, April 15, 2016

Combat – The exemplary role Shiva Foundation is playing in the Combat against Human Trafficking

With over 2,000 bedrooms in London either operational or under development, Shiva Hotel Group has an impressive portfolio of properties including the Kingsway Hall in Covent Garden, the landmark Millennium Bridge House overlooking the Thames, the boutique Vandon House in Buckingham Gate, Morley House on Holborn Viaduct, Hampton by Hilton … Continue reading

Shiva Foundation, February 2, 2016

The Telegraph – How women are changing the face of philanthropy

As a new initiative launches to encourage female philanthropy, Cheryl Chapman stresses the importance of making sure women feel just as able to donate as men. Cheryl Chapman writes about women in philanthropy and what our programme, the Women for Change Breakfast Club is doing to support women who want … Continue reading

Shiva Foundation, September 29, 2015

The Telegraph – Dame Stephanie on Sexism, Social Impact and Women for Change

Read an interview with Dame Stephanie in the Telegraph where she talks more about launching the Women for Change Breakfast Club.  Dame Stephanie Shirley is a famous entrepreneur and philanthropist. She’s estimated to have a fortune of £150 million, which she built up by founding her own IT business (now known … Continue reading

Shiva Foundation, September 29, 2015

Press Release – Philanthropist Dame Stephanie Shirley to launch City Breakfast Club for women who want to change the world for the better

City of London – ​The Women for Change Breakfast Club (WfCBC) launch event on 23 September 2015 ​features one of the world’s leading female philanthropists Dame ‘Steve’ Shirley talking on being a successful tech entrepreneur, founder of a pioneering all-woman software company and former UK Ambassador for Philanthropy. Click here … Continue reading

Shiva Foundation, September 7, 2015