In March of 2020, GW4W recognized two organizations for outstanding leadership in creating intentional change in the lives of women – The Lord Loomba Foundation and the National Employment Savings Trust.
The Lord Loomba, CBE – Rajinder Paul Loomba, Baron Loomba
Founder and Chairman Trustee of The Loomba Foundation, is a philanthropist, founder and executive chairman of clothing company Rinku Group, and a member of the House of Lords. The Loomba Foundation’s global campaign is to eradicate discrimination against widows and give voice to the story of widows worldwide, spreading awareness of their plight. Loomba has won other distinguished honours including Asian of the Year UK by Asian Who’s Who International and was appointed as Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) where he received his award from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.
The National Employment Savings Trust is a defined contribution workplace pension scheme in the United Kingdom. NEST set a 3 year target for 30% Director and above positions to be held by women. As of December 2019, 37% of Directors and above are women and 43% of senior management are women.