She is the Ceo Enfield Saheli – organisation set up in 1991 to enable women to participate fully in the social, cultural and civic life, empowering women to make informed choices, Krishna’s passion for supporting women and her track record of success is truly impressive in promoting the concerns of women regarding Domestic Violence, Forced Marriages, Trafficking and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the UK and globally speaking volumes about her dedication and commitment to the communities. Through her work, Krishna has become an active ambassador and voice of communities. In addition, Krishna has worked within and helped develop statutory and voluntary sector organisations in the UK, with a special interest in supporting Health & Social Care.
Krishna Pujara has many laurels to her name, and with each she embraces an ever greater level of responsibility and accountability that she gently and gigantically shoulders and delivers. Krishna Pujara has become a support system for those all women who do not have the strength to speak up for their rights as she stands in solidarity with every woman fighting the regressive views and cultural practices of the community, and along with her influential leadership she brings others leaders from different walks of life to join her in her cause too. Krishna Pujara says “Leaving a situation which is making you suffer is never easy – in particular, for new mums fleeing a home and starting afresh.
As the CEO of Saheli and also the Chairperson of Domestic Abuse Operational Forum (Voluntary & Statutory Agencies) in Enfield, I am in a position to make a difference for these women. I am driven to ensure women have access to support systems which could make a huge difference to their lives!” Through her work as the former Chairperson of Women’s Aid, Krishna has made a lot of difference to so many lives and has been instrumental in developing Voluntary Organisations in the UK. Krishna has also served as President of London Central Host Lions Club International and General Secretary of the Brent Indian Association. She holds several advisory and executive posts, and is the Chairperson of – Domestic Abuse Operational Forum for Violence Against Women & Girls (Enfield); ALL (All Ladies League) UK; Women’s Wing, National Council of Gujarati Organisations UK, and UK-India Business Council of WICCI (Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry).
In recognition of all of her work and services to the community, she has been awarded by the various different bodies over the years. Krishna has had the honour to have been featured in many local TV programs, Asian / British Radio, Media newspaper articles and magazines. She believes in giving back to the community and ensures that women’s issues are covered at strategic level and represents on a number of Organisations. Through Krishna’s collective approach, her mentorship and friendship has encouraged so many women to develop themselves. Her energy is contagious and her ability to enrol women to be collaborative and inclusive is her strength. A dear Soul Sister who cares and shares with dynamism & pragmatism. The empowered and eminent group of #G100 is stronger with your presence and leadership.