WASHINGTON – GoodWeave, a nonprofit organization working to stop child labor in global supply chains, has added two women to its board of directors.
Shilpa Nadhan and Shamarukh Mohiuddin have joined GoodWeave’s board.
“Shilpa and Shamarukh are inspiring, seasoned leaders, and I’m honored they are now part of GoodWeave’s board of directors,” said GoodWeave International CEO Nina Smith. “Together with our current board members, they will help us continue to strategically combat child labor in new industries and sectors, growing GoodWeave’s influence and impact among our diverse stakeholders.”
Smith said these key additions will strengthen the organizational expertise in South Asia and other regions of the world where child and forced labor are prevalent, as well as on issues related to GoodWeave’s mission including human migration and trafficking, labor rights, women’s empowerment, supply chains, ESG, social impact and international development.
Nadhan, director of human rights policy on the Global Public Policy team at The Walt Disney Company, supports policy analysis, strategy development and external engagement for global human rights. As part of her work, she collaborates with intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, civil society and industry associations to learn, identify and mitigate human rights risks.
“I am thrilled and excited to be joining the GoodWeave International board,” said Nadhan. “I’ve watched their tremendous impact over the years in preventing and eliminating child labor across a number of industries. Through their unique expertise and innovative approach, they’ve been able to galvanize everyone from community monitors to brands to consumers to stop child labor in global supply chains.”
Mohiuddin is a director of social impact at University Press Limited, a leading publishing firm in South Asia. She is an expert in catalyzing cross-sector partnerships for international development and equipping businesses to be drivers and advocates for inclusive and sustainable growth.
“I am honored to join the distinguished members of the board at Goodweave International to help the organization further scale its important work solving one of the toughest global challenges – safeguarding the rights of vulnerable children,” said Mohiuddin.
Founded in 1994 by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi, GoodWeave partners with companies and local producer communities to bring visibility to hidden supply chains; protect workers’ rights; provide assurance that products are free of child, forced and bonded labor; and restore childhoods. Consumers can look for the GoodWeave certification label on various rug and home textile products