Anita Goyal – Philanthropist and CEO of Hemraj Goyal Foundation


“This year, IWD is more special for me as I started the year with an MBE honours for my services to diversity and female empowerment. Receiving the honour, following my passion and making a difference in the lives of other women is so rewarding. My message to other women to achieve something great is: Do things which resonate with your values. (Define your three top values, such as ‘integrity’ and live by them.). Do everything with a bigger vision in mind.”


Hemraj Goyal Foundation


“My biggest achievement last year was starting a life skills programme to deliver in schools. For a long time, I have run pro-bono workshops and seminars for people in the BAME community to help them make positive changes in their career, habits and personal relationships.”

“Last year I took the concept of these ‘Ultimate You’ workshops and made them applicable to school children. The aim was to get them to develop skills such as resilience, confidence and independence. My efforts are now to implement these personal development workshops in several national school supporting the Ofsted framework. This year I’d like to get them into 10 schools to impact 10,000 students.”