Krishna Pujara

Krishna Pujara

She is the CEO of Enfield Saheli, an organization established in 1991 to enable women to participate fully in social, cultural, and civic life, empowering them to make informed choices. Krishna’s passion for supporting women and her track record of success in promoting concerns such as domestic violence, forced marriages, trafficking, and female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK and globally, speak volumes about her dedication and commitment to communities. Through her work, Krishna has become an active ambassador and voice for communities.

In addition, Krishna has worked within and helped develop statutory and voluntary sector organizations in the UK, with a special interest in supporting health and 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 all women who do not have the strength to speak up for their rights. She stands in solidarity with every woman fighting regressive views and cultural practices of the community, and through her influential leadership, she brings other leaders from different walks of life to join her cause. 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 the Chairperson of the 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 in their lives!” Through her work as the former Chairperson of Women’s Aid, Krishna has made a significant difference in many lives and has been instrumental in developing voluntary organizations in the UK. Krishna has also served as President of the 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 the 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 her work and services to the community, she has been awarded by various bodies over the years. Krishna has had the honor of being 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 a strategic level, representing them in several organizations. Through Krishna’s collective approach, her mentorship and friendship have encouraged many women to develop themselves. Her energy is contagious, and her ability to enroll women to be collaborative and inclusive is her strength. She is a dear Soul Sister who cares and shares with dynamism and pragmatism.