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

3 months 1 week 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...


3 months 2 weeks 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...


3 months 2 weeks 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...


3 months 3 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...


3 months 4 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Cancer is a major public health problem in Sub-Saharan Africa where sadly, the majority of children who are fighting cancer die. The mortality rate here is estimated to be as high as 90 percent. This is because of an inadequate healthcare infrastructure, along with a significant lack of expert physicians and other necessary healthcare workers trained to treat children with cancer. One of the most predominant misperceptions about cancer is that it is not really an African problem. Yet, non-communicable diseases—cancer, in particular—...


4 months 3 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – There are so many trends in the news that it is difficult for businesses to keep track of everything and know what is relevant. Yet it is critical for business and its leaders to be able to recognise the underlying trends driving change, to evaluate their significance and stay ahead of—rather than follow—them.

Helping to give a perspective is Sodexo, a world leader in quality of life services, which has released its...


4 months 3 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Recent reports of domestic violence have more than doubled in Russia following the Government’s reduced punishment for spousal or child abuse from a criminal to a civil one. The shift has also sparked outrage from human rights groups around the world. The Duma – the lower house of the Russian Parliament – passed the bill last month, which has been signed off by Mr. Putin. One in three Russian women is believed to suffer some form of physical abuse at the hands of a partner, while 40 per cent of all violent crimes and murders take place within the home, according to the Anna Centre, Russia’s only...


4 months 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) –Transgender is high on the American news and political agenda right now. In January, the country’s new immigrant detention centre, Prairieland, opened in Texas as a unit for transgender detainees, especially designed to protect them. However, some question whether holding transgender people in a detached, remote location will do more harm than good. Many of these detainees who have been traumatised by abuse in their home countries fled to the US because of their gender identity, only to find themselves in solitary confinement where the risk of...


4 months 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) –Beach and sea litter is made up of discarded objects, mainly plastics, such as single-use bags and straws that wash up along coastal environments . Worryingly, in the UK over the past 15 years, the amount of plastics found on the beaches has almost doubled. Plastic trash never really breaks down; experts suggest if left in the environment, it will be with us in some microscopic form for thousands of years. This material is also toxic and can enter the food chain when mistakenly eaten by fish, seabirds, marine mammals and other organisms. Sadly, over 100,000 marine mammals and a million seabirds die every year from...


4 months 2 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Where you aware that one in seven Americans will experience a problem with alcohol or other drug misuse in their lifetimes? Or that 78 people die daily from an overdose and that only 10% of those with addictions ever receive any sort of help towards recovery? Well, all this and more was revealed in the US Surgeon General’s ground breaking report last year, which put a giant spotlight on America’s addiction problem, calling for an urgent cultural shift in...


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