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Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2016 Shortlist Announced

Events 24-03-2016

The Asian Women of Achievement Awards have announced their shortlist for the 2016 awards to be held on 12 May in London.

The event in its 17th year will be held in association with NatWest and include stars from the world of UK Business, entrepreneurs, sports and community, recognising both high-achieving and high-potential women.

The Asian Women of Achievement Awards, co-founded by Pinky Lilani CBE DL in 1999, were conceived to celebrate the often unsung Asian heroines of British life. Such women make a huge contribution in fields as diverse as business, entrepreneurship and social and humanitarian work. These awards, are their moment in the spotlight.

Good luck to all the nominees – AWM salutes you.

Arts & Culture

Shweta Aggarwal, Creator of Dev and Ollie Books
Anita Anand, Author, Journalist & BBC Broadcaster
Yuhui Choe, First Soloist, The Royal Ballet
Aslam and Hoda Elsoudani, Documentary Producers, Spoken Iris Films
Shobu Kapoor, Actress, Poet, Producer, Roman Candle Productions

Asian Women of Achievement Awards: Business

Kona Haque, Head of Research, ED&F Man Holdings
Parisha Kanani, Global General Counsel, First State Investments
Rashpal Martin, Regional Head of Business Development, NatWest
Dipali Patel, Head of Operations – Global Services UKI, EMC Computer Systems UK
Deepa Shah, Chief Financial Officer, Hall & Partners
Tahira Widlof, General Store Manager, Asda

Asian Women of Achievement Awards: Entrepreneur

ShaoLan Hsueh, Founder & Writer, Chineasy
Nancy Johnston, CEO & Founder, Tengri
Madhuban Kumar, CEO, Metafused
Shibani Mohindra, Director, Celessence International
Meeta Sahni, CEO, The Maine Group
Reshma Sohoni, Founding Partner, Seedcamp

Asian Women of Achievement Awards: Media

Tina Ghazimorad, TV Producer & Film Maker, Manoto
Sima Kotecha, Today Programme Correspondent & Presenter, BBC News
Liliane Landor, Controller for Languages, BBC Global News
Radhika Sanghani, Women’s Writer, The Daily Telegraph
Sonia Sodha, Chief Leader Writer, The Observer
Farrah Storr, Editor-in-chief Cosmopolitan, Hearst Publishing

Asian Women of Achievement Awards: Public Service

Rajinder Atkar, Head Nurse, St Johns of God
Wajeeha Amin, Wellbeing Expert, Wajeeha Amin
Swati Dhingra, Assistant Professor, London School of Economics
Katie Ghose, Chief Executive, Electoral Reform Society
Tulip Mazumdar, Global Health Reporter, BBC News

Asian Women of Achievement Awards: Professions

Kuljit Bhogal, Barrister, Cornerstone Barristers
Vivian Chan, Director & Founder, Studio Verve Architects
Kam Kullar, Senior Quantity Surveyor, Mount Anvil
Amina Memon, Professor of Psychology, Royal Holloway University of London
Neena Modi, Professor of Neonatal Medicine, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
May Ng, Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals NHS Trust

Asian Women of Achievement Awards: Social & Humanitarian

Santosh Bhanot, Founder & Chair, The Circle: Asian Circle
Manjit Gill, Founder & CEO, Binti
Sara Khan, Co-Director & Co-Founder, Inspire
Winnie M Li, Co-Founder, Clear Lines Festival

Asian Women of Achievement Awards: Sport

Harleen Kaur, British Champion, World Martial Kombat Federation
Bilkis Mahmood, Football Agent, Lawyer & Senior Partner, Blackstone Law Solicitors & Advocates
Saba Nasim, Cricket Coach, Chance to Shine – Essex Cricket Board
Eden Silva, Professional Tennis Player, Team Eden
Manisha Tailor, Company Director, Swaggarlicious

Asian Women of Achievement Awards: Young Achiever

Sheena Amin, Head of Content Strategy and Business Development, Virgin Media
Shun Yu (Bonnie) Chiu, Co-Founder & CEO/Consultant, Lensational/ The Social Investment Consultancy
Catherine Cranston, Senior Consultant – Human Capital, Accenture
Najwa Jawahar, Senior Structural Engineer, WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff
Resham Kotecha, Adviser, Women2Win
Safeerah Mughal, Student, Feversham College
Shiura Rasheed, Programme Manager, Thomson Reuters Foundation

If you’re attending the event, please don’t forget to pick up and enjoy the copy of Asian Wealth Magazine which you’ll find on your seat.

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