This award recognises women flourishing the world of performing and visual arts, arts management, creative writing and on-screen arts.

This award recognises Asian businesswomen thriving in small, medium-sized and large organisations – quoted, independently owned or part of the public/charity sector. (Owners or managers of businesses should apply for the entrepreneur category)

This award recognises women who have set up and grown their own businesses. Entrepreneurship, across private business and social enterprise, has the power to galvanise markets and create prosperity and jobs.

This award recognises women working in the area of broadcast, print or electronic media. From front-line journalism to production and technical, we are looking for women who have made a significant contribution to the success of the media company they work for or their personal media brand.

This award celebrates Asian women who have achieved success in senior executive or non-executive roles in the civil service, universities and our national institutions such as the NHS.

This award recognizes leading women within the fields of Science and Technology.

This award recognises women who have trained and qualified in their chosen professional practice and have become a leading practitioner. This award is open to all areas of professional practice e.g legal, accountancy, medicine, education, and architecture.

This award is for female professionals who shape the world we live in through their work in either real estate, construction or infrastructure.

This award recognises the remarkable and inspiring work women are doing within this area. This is open to candidates either doing work within their local area, regionally or at a national level.

This award unearths incredibly inspiring individuals who are making waves in sport. These women are climbing high in traditionally male-dominated areas such as football, cricket and boxing. This can also include other sport occupations such as agents, coaches etc.

This award recognises the talents of rising stars in the UK, across all sectors, it is open to women aged 30 and under (on June 1, 2018).

This special award is presented by the Chair of the judging panel to one outstanding woman of achievement from the 2018 Asian Women of Achievement shortlist. This candidate will be someone who, the judges feel, most exemplifies the values and aspirations of the Asian Women of Achievement Awards.