Nominations for the 2018 Awards
Submit your nomination
We want to acknowledge and celebrate the vast contribution of Asian women to British society, their local communities and UK businesses. We are seeking stories of achievers in all fields, the unsung heroines who deserve recognition for their work and tireless dedication. Nominations for the 2018 AWA awards are now open!
Shortlisting and Judging
All nominations are reviewed by the shortlist committee and five candidates per category will be shortlisted for the 2018 Awards. Shortlisted candidates are invited to a judging day for a short interview with their category judges. Judging day takes place on March 9 in London.
The Award winners will be announced at the gala dinner on May 9 at the London Hilton on Park Lane.
- Candidates must be UK residents
- Candidates must be born in one of the countries highlighted in this map, or be born into an ethnic group or had at least one grandparent from one of the countries identified in this map.
- Myanmar (Burma)
- North Korea
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
- United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Our judges are senior leaders with a broad experience across industry.
Managing Partner, Europe & Middle East, Reed Smith
Dr Melissa Hungerford
Vice President, Global Talent Management and Inclusion, Avon Products
Sir Stephen Lamport KCVO DL
Receiver General, Westminster Abbey
Vice President/General Manager of London and South East England, Enterprise Holdings
Suzie de Rohan Willner
Managing Director, Global Rates Trading, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Managing Editor, London Evening Standard and The Independent
Sir Nicholas Young
Chair of the Judging Panel, Former CEO, British Red Cross
Group Treasurer and Head of Europe, BHP Billiton
Managing Director, Retail EMEA, Moelis & Company
Co-Founder, The Pipeline
Samantha Cohen CVO
Assistant Private Secretary to The Queen
Head of Financial Inclusion and Enterprise, NatWest
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Coca-Cola European Partners
AWA winners 2017
Held in association with NatWest, the 2017 Awards were held in the presence of Patron HRH Princess Badiya bint El Hassan, Amber Rudd Home Secretary, Sarah Thornton CBE, Cherie Blair CBE QC, Diane Abbott and Datuk Jimmy Choo OBE.
Dr Harjinder Kaur, Pubic Service
Fatima Zaman, NatWest Chairman’s Award
Anoushka Babbar, Young Achiever
Anoushé Husain, Sport
Professor Sadaf Farooqi, Science & Technology
Sofia Buncy, Social & Humanitarian
Vidisha Joshi and Vandita Pant, Professions
Shay Grewal, Media
Sunaina Sinha, Entrepreneur