2014 shortlist


Asian Women of Achievement Awards Winners & shortlist 2014
Asian Women of Achievement Awards
Arts & Culture
Winner
Nisha Tandon
executive director, ArtsEkta
Highly Commended
Arunima Kumar
artistic director, Arunima Kumar Dance Company
Indiraa Batra, Singer/Songwriter, PB Records
Preeya Kalidas, Actress
Nazy Vassegh, Chief Executive, Masterpiece London
Asian Women of Achievement Awards
Entrepreneur
Winner
Shazia Saleem
founder, ieat foods
Deepa Apté, Director, Ayurveda Pura
Jagruti Duggal, Director, 1Nation Media
Romy Gill, Chef-owner, Romy’s Kitchen
Jess Jeetly, Founder, Jeetly
Meeta Thareja, co-Founder and Director, MetaValue
Asian Women of Achievement Awards
Young Achiever
Winner
Divya Reddy
production technologist, Shell UK Ltd
Highly Commended
Nehal Bhogaita
community support worker and beauty therapist, Action Deafness & Femi Health and Beauty
Shivani Dawett, Dancer – Choreographer, FatBoyZ Dance
Ling Ge, Manager, EPSRC UK National Service for Computational Chemistry Software, Imperial College London
Chetna Patel, Private Secretary to The Director General, Economic and Consular Affairs, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Smruti Sriram, CO-founder of The Wings of Hope Achievement Award and CEO of Supreme Creations, Wings of Hope Achievement Award
Asian Women of Achievement Awards
Public Service
Winner
Shemiza Rashid
teacher/ broadcaster, Luton sixth form
Nita Clarke OBE, Director, Involvement & Participation Association (IPA)
Beryl De Souza, Plastic Surgeon, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
Faiza Khan, Deputy CEO and Director of Policy and Communications, National Council for Voluntary Youth Services (NCVYS)
Jots Sehmbi, Interim Director – Service Management Department, University College London Anita Sharda
Asian Women of Achievement Awards
Sport
Joint winner
Shehneela Ahmed
criminal lawyer advocate/ lawyer football agent, PlatinumFA
Joint winner
Samera Ashraf
kickboxer, ISKA
Saddiqa Shan, Sports Physiotherapist, Sporting Pathways Ambassador
Priti Trivedi, Senior Manager, Scottish Professional Football League
Asian Women of Achievement Awards
Media
Winner
Poorna Bell
lifestyle editor, The Huffington Post
Shazia Mirza, Comedian and Writer, BBC/ Channel 5/ Radio 4
Mandeep Rai, International Expansion, Creative Visions Foundation
Dhruti Shah, Broadcast Journalist, BBC
Sonali Shah, TV Presenter
Mildred Yuan-Crotaz, Associate, A P Watt at United Agents LLP
Asian Women of Achievement Awards
Professional
Winner
Yee Yee Low
senior concept engineer, Shell
Gunjan Chauhan, EMEA head of STM credit and Treasury Market Sales, RBS
Indu Deglurkar, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
Professor Geeta Nargund, Consultant/Medical Director/CEO, St George’s Hospital & Create Health Clinics and Create Health Foundation London
Geetha Srinivasan, Senior Research Fellow, QUILL/ QUB
Mary Verghese-Dipple, Head of Legal UK, Aberdeen Asset Management
Asian Women of Achievement Awards
Social and Humanitarian
Winner
Sharmila Nikapota
co-founder, Sohana Research Fund
Highly Commended
Rewati Prabhu
principal consultant, Pell Frischmann
Rona Kotecha, Director, Mara Foundation and Mara Women
Sajda Mughal, Director, JAN Trust
Cauvery Pal, Consultant Paediatrician and Medical Director, Dreamflight, Homerton University Hospital
Asian Women of Achievement Awards
Business
Winner
Karina Govindji
managing consultant, client development, Gallup
Highly Commended
Kamal Parmar
Kamal Parmar, director, Saints of Tarporley Services
Sonia Summan, International New Business Development Professional, Arcadia Group
Yoon Chang, Sales, Marketing & Strategy Director – Sodexo Prestige Sports, Leisure & Travel, Sodexo
Nazneem Grogan, Technical Director, LondonWaste Limited
Ritu Mohanka-Vedhara, Vice-president EMEA & India global survey, IBM
Asian Women of Achievement Awards
RBS Chairman’s
Winner
Valerie Dias
chief officer – risk and compliance, Visa Europe
Highly Commended
Laura Chow
head of charitable programmes, RBS
Sharmila Lakshmipathy, Executive Partner, IBM, UK
Jean Liao, Client Director, Accenture
Asian Women of Achievement Awards
Chairman’s
Winner
Professor Geeta Nargund
consultant/medical director/CEO, St George’s Hospital & Create Health Clinics and Create Health Foundation London