SHWETAL SHAH, BCAhon
Shwetal has contributed to British Society since moving to the UK six years ago. She has undertaken various outreach initiatives addressing the lack of role models within the tech industry by organizing science lectures, making documentaries, undertaking youth empowerment policy work, and tackling social exclusion via community events in a voluntary capacity. Women in Technology is a passion of Shwetal’s, and her work is empowering others in minority communities to come forward and engage.
Moving to the UK at the age of 21, Shwetal consistently from her first year, volunteered, led and created projects to address various issues whilst she was pursuing her masters and working full time thereafter. Starting in Scotland, she volunteered with the Scottish Youth Parliament going to schools in Glasgow, to inform young students of their political choices.
Shwetal started volunteering when she lived in India, first organising an art exhibition to raise funds for the homeless, then selling perfumes at the age of 16 to donate toys at a local hospital in Mumbai for cancer patients. Her most important direct work in India, was with young people to mainly teach English to homeless children, volunteering with Each One Teach One and Hamara Footpath.