Kajal Odedra

UK Director at Change.org, STEM leader, creative writer and bookworm

Kajal is UK Director at Change.org, the world’s largest online petition website with 200 million users worldwide and over 15 million in the UK. The platform has supported some of the biggest people powered campaigns in the UK – from Laura Coryton’s campaign to end the tampon tax to Richard Ratcliffe’s fight to free his wife Nazanin from prison in Iran. Kajal has worked in the campaigns and tech sector for over 10 years, is an advisor for the women in STEM group Ada’s List and founded the People of Colour initiative. In her spare time, she loves to write and is currently working on a novel. A self-confessed bookworm, she’s attempting to read one book a week this year.

If you could change one thing about the world through your work, what would it be?

For ordinary people to have the agency to do extraordinary things. I want every single person to know that they can change their world, no matter where they’re from or who they are.

Favourite TED Talk:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The danger of a single story

Meet the TEDxLondonSalon speakers

Dr Jules Montague

Consultant neurologist, author, journalist and storyteller

Kajal Odedra

UK Director at Change.org, STEM leader, creative writer and bookworm

Shoshana Goldhill and Faraj Alnasser

Family lawyer, mother and change maker; student, refugee and eternal optimist

Dr Darren Schreiber

Neuroscientist, lawyer, politics lecturer and rock climber

Adam All

Singer, dancer and Drag King extraordinaire