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Hi, I'm Sharena.

Entrepreneur.

Public Speaker.

Gender Equality Campaigner.

START UP. START NOW. Podcast Host.

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ABOUT SHARENA SHIV

Sharena is ex-Microsoft and Royal Bank of Scotland Group (NatWest & Coutts Bank). In 2017, pursued a passion and started Devotion Property Management in Devon and currently hosts the START UP. START NOW. podcast. She holds an undergraduate degree in BSc Business & Management from Aston University Birmingham and is currently studying towards an MSt in Entrepreneurship at Cambridge Judge Business School (Cambridge University) and elected Equalities Officer at The Cambridge Union (the oldest debating society in the world).


Sharena has been campaigning for gender equality in the workplace since 2014, when she founded Aston Women in Business society, influencing over 2,200 young females, and hosted over 90 female speaker sessions. Whilst at RBS, Sharena had the privilege of interviewing the first woman to lead a major UK bank, Alison Rose (CEO, RBS) and contribute to ‘The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship’. Sharena’s achievements to date have been recognised by Deborah Meaden, Jamal Edwards MBE and Duke of York in recent years, and in 2017 was named UK’s top 50 brightest young leaders by Henley Business School.


Her work aims to raise awareness of entrepreneurship and highlight gender inequality. Most recently interviewed Ben Francis (Gymshark), Steven Bartlett (Social Chain), Holly Tucker (notonthehighstreet.co.uk), Ainsley Harriott (chef) and Edwina Dunn (Tesco Clubcard) to name a few. Sharena currently divides her time living between Cambridge and Exeter.

 
 
 

RECENT NEWS

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Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2022

Shortlisted for Social & Humanitarian Award

We Are The City - Inspirational Woman

WATC, Inspirational Female Entrepreneurs 2022

Cambridge Judge Business School

What Makes Women Entrepreneurs Start their Business and What is it Like?

NatWest for 'In Conversation With...'

As part of our Powering our Communities series we're excited to bring you 'In Conversation With...' sessions.

 
 

I’m passionate about women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship, careers and diversity and inclusion.​

If you are looking for a high-quality speaker or host for your next event please contact me today.

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LET'S HAVE A CHAT

Interested in learning more about me, my work or how we can collaborate on an upcoming project? Feel free to reach out anytime, I would be more than happy to chat.

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