Sangeeta Waldron

Sangeeta Waldron
sangeeta@serendipitypr.co.uk
Sangeeta Waldron writes on women and children; sustainability; climate change; social enterprise and social entrepreneurs. She has a particular interest in India. She is the founder of Serendipity PR, in London, UK, where she works with high-profile brands and organizations in the public, non-profit, and corporate sectors, winning awards for her work from the communications industry. She has been appointed to the Women In Enterprise Taskforce and was until recently chairman of London's leading conscious well-being organisation, Alternatives, which hosts leading speakers such as Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Neale Donald Walsch and many other well-known names. She describes herself as a Spiritual Entrepreneur, Conscious Explorer; enjoys paying it forward and being a mum.
Serendipity PR & Media
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United Kingdom

Posts by This Writer

8 months 2 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The World Economic Forum is now in its 47th year. It’s famous for its annual summit in Davos attended by luminaries in multiple industries. But It is also known for selecting and bringing together a yearly community of over 800 Young Global Leaders (YGL)—enterprising and socially-minded men and women, all under the age of 40. They are brought together to collaborate and encourage each other to change the world for the better, operating as a force for good to overcome barriers that stand in the way of progress. From this group every year, the Forum, with...


8 months 2 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Throughout the US and around the world, there are huge disparities in cancer care access, quality and outcomes, particularly among minority populations, the poor, and vulnerable. For many patients, quality prevention, screening, treatment, palliative care and survivorship services are either unavailable or access is limited. Plus, only three percent of medical oncologists practice in rural areas, forcing cancer patients in these places to travel great distances for care, making a person's chance of surviving the disease determined by where they live.

For instance, even though...


8 months 3 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Last week, UK news reported that the charity Freedom4Girls had discovered school girls in West Yorkshire had no alternative but to stuff toilet paper down their pants to stop themselves from bleeding through their clothes at school. They couldn’t afford sanitary products and some were skipping school as a result. Freedom4Girls is a UK-based organisation that is focused on work in Kenya on this issue. However, since learning about these girls, the Charity has had sent some sample packs to the school and launched a crowdfunding campaign...


8 months 4 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In the last six years a number of sinkholes have appeared, all around the planet—this is not an isolated phenomenon. They are linked to other earth changes, such as earthquakes, volcano eruptions, strange sounds and extreme weather events. Sinkholes can be natural or man-made; natural ones occur due to erosion or underground water, and start developing a long time before they actually appear.

The ground beneath our feet is not as solid a structure as we like to think. It is made up of layers of soil, rocks and minerals, with water continually seeping in between...


8 months 4 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Numerous studies indicate that a growing number of children in Europe are feeling disconnected to nature. A new study in The British Journal of Sports Medicine says that children are living a sedentary lifestyle and are not physically active enough from the time they start school. It’s recommended that children should get at least an hour of exercise a day, yet the 400 children enrolled in this study did less than this as they got older.

The researchers tracked the activity levels of the children over eight years using...


9 months 6 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – International Women’s Day on 8 March has come and gone, but the work still goes on for gender equality. It is widely acknowledged that when women achieve their full potential at work, women and communities are not the only ones that benefit, as gender equality is also good for business. Therefore, the important role that business plays in the lives of women means that the private sector is uniquely positioned to strengthen women’s economic empowerment and should use its influence to help create change. There is no better place to start than in sub-Saharan...


9 months 6 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Vaccines are a modern miracle, protecting children from serious illness like polio and smallpox. They help avoid complications from vaccine-preventable diseases such as mumps, whooping cough and measles, which can result in the amputation of an arm or leg, the paralysis of limbs, hearing loss, convulsions, brain damage, and death. However, these vaccine-preventable diseases are still a threat. Nearly one in five infants – mostly in developing countries – miss the basic inoculations they need to stay healthy. This is partly due to the widespread challenges along the supply chain, as vaccines need to be kept between 2°C and 8°C to be...


9 months 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Occasionally, to bring innovation and new initiatives to market companies need partnerships, that can offer scalability, productivity and innovation. In 2013, Barclays and GSK formed a new collaboration combining the skills and expertise of a bank and a healthcare company to help increase access to healthcare and improve economic livelihoods in Africa. This joint venture was one of the first between two large corporates from quite different and heavily regulated sectors, who together focused on driving shared value. One of the principles...


9 months 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Surprisingly, only 12% of employees in America have paid maternity leave, unlike all other developed countries. There is no federal requirement where workers receive any payment during the time they take off for the birth of their child. While there is a federal law offering paid maternity leave, the vast majority of women in the States do not enjoy access to paid job protection after the birth of a new baby. Thankfully, over the past couple years, there has been a tremendous movement from private employers to fill the gap and provide payment to employees during their parental leave.

These companies are motivated by attracting...


9 months 2 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Leading up to International Women’s Day on 8 March, I spoke with Jane Shepherdson (JS), MBE, a leading figure in fashion retail, former CEO of Whistles and prior to that, Brand Director at Topshop. Jane supporting young designers through the London College of Fashion's Centre of Fashion Enterprise and has helped promote Fair Trade fashion to a wider audience as a Board member of Peopletree until 2013.

Jane is also Creative Advisor to Oxfam and a patron of the charity Smart Works, a service that offers free professional clothing and job interview training to women. I spoke with Shepherdson about her role at...


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