The Charity CEO Podcast

The Charity CEO Podcast

The podcast for charity leaders,

by charity leaders.


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The Charity CEO Podcast

The podcast for charity leaders, by charity leaders.

This show aims to inspire, inform and deliver practical insights on the challenges facing charity leaders today. Featuring candid, meaningful conversations that really get beneath the surface of issues. 

For the benefit of leaders across the sector and for those who care about the important work of charities and non-profit organisations.

Number 1 in Apple Non-Profit Podcast Charts, 2021, 2022 & 2023.



Dhivya is the newly appointed CEO of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

Dhivya has 24 years' experience as a senior leader across the charity and private sectors. Most recently serving as Interim CEO of The Girls' Network, she has previously fulfilled the CEO position at United World Schools, Chartered Institute of Fundraising and Children with Cancer UK.

Growing up in India, Dhivya witnessed stark inequalities, particularly for women and girls, which has deeply influenced her commitment to championing equality and addressing social injustice.

Dhivya serves as a Board Member of Book Aid International, an organisation which shares the power of books to help create a more equal world; is on the Steering Committee of Groundbreakers, a network promoting women leaders in the voluntary sector; and was Governor of a state primary school. She has also volunteered with NGOs in India, South Africa and Cambodia.

Prior to joining the non-profit world, she held various strategy, business development and leadership roles in the for-profit sector, driving innovation and growth, at GE Capital, Lloyds Bank and OctopusTravel (now part of Expedia Group).

A vocal advocate for the work of charities, Dhivya created and launched The Charity CEO Podcast in August 2020, whilst on Maternity break with her second child.



In each episode of The Charity CEO Podcast, Dhivya interviews a charity or non-profit leader who shares their insights, knowledge and expert opinion on a particular topic or area of expertise.



Season 5

Episode 48

Cherie Blair CBE, KC

Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

Enabling economic gender justice

Karen Burgess with Alice Bailey

Founder & CEO, Petals

Life after Baby Loss

Episode 46

Nisha Anand

CEO, Dream.Org

Finding common ground with unlikely allies

Episode 45

Laura Kyrke-Smith

Executive Director, International Rescue Committee UK

Re-settlement for Success

Episode 44

Ruth Marvel

CEO, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

A vision for young people