2017 shortlist


Asian Women of Achievement Awards Winners & shortlist 2017
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
AWA Chairman’s Award
Winner
Fatima Zaman
CVE Advocate, The Kofi Annan Foundation
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Arts & Culture
Winner
Jaspreet Sangha
Spoken Word Artist and Teacher, St Marylebone School
Highly Commended
Abda Khan
Author
Reem Kelani, Musician
Bella Kotak, Photographer, Bella Kotak Photography
Ragasudha Vinjamuri, Artistic Director & Founder, Sanskruti Centre for Cultural Excellence
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Business
Winner
Raj Dohil
Talent Acquisition Specialist, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Diane Chang, Business Lead to Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook VP EMEA, Facebook
Poojya Manjunath, Senior Digital Innovation Manager, Lloyds Banking Group
Heena Patel, Management Consulting Senior Manager, Accenture
Nazreen Visram, Head of Citizenship, Corporate Banking, Barclays
Ritu Vohora, Investment Director, M&G Investments
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Entrepreneur
Winner
Sunaina Sinha
Managing Partner, Cebile Capital
Raishma Islam, CEO, Raishma Ready to Wear
Percy Patti, Company Director, AKR – Percy’s Travel
Farrah Qureshi, CEO, Global Diversity Practice
Shavata Singh, Founder and CEO, Shavata Brow Studio
Adria Wu, Founder and Chef, Maple & Co
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Media
Winner
Shay Grewal
Presenter, BBC
Highly Commended
Dawinder Bansal
Creative Producer, Southbank Centre
Vaishali Bhardwaj, Sports Journalist, The Evening Standard
Madhumita Murgia, European Technology Correspondent, Financial Times
Kumutha Ramanathan, Reporter, Producer, Bloomberg
Leila Siddiqi, Head of Diversity, Institute of Practitioners in Advertising
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Public Service
Winner
Dr Harjinder Kaur
Monitoring and Evaluation Manager and Gender Advisor, PwC
Highly Commended
Mimi Harker OBE
Chairman of Council, Chiltern District Council
HHJ Anuja Dhir QC, Circuit Judge Central Criminal Court, Courts and Tribunal Judiciary
Cllr Preet Gill, Cabinet Member, Public Health and Protection, Sandwell Council
Priya Guha, Ecosystems Managing Director, RocketSpace
Anjula Singh, Media Executive
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Professions
Winner
Vidisha Joshi
Managing Partner, Hodge Jones & Allen LLP
Winner
Vandita Pant
Group Treasurer & Head of Europe, BHP Billiton
Amynah Goawalla, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Anisa Hussein, Associate Director – Project Management, JLL
Dr Momotaj Islam, Clinical Psychologist, NHS, University of Surrey
Pam Kaur, Group Managing Director and Group Head of Internal Audit, HSBC
Dr Kadambari Prasad, Senior Economist, Compass Lexecon
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Science & Technology
Winner
Sadaf Farooqi
Professor of Metabolism and Medicine, University of Cambridge
Highly Commended
Tanya Laird
CEO, Digital Jam
Saher Ahmed, Athena SWAN Project Manager, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Rupa Ganguli, Founder, Spinna Circle
Angie Ma, Co-founder and COO, ASI Data Science
Sheeza Shah, Founder and CEO, UpEffect
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Social & Humanitarian
Winner
Sofia Buncy
Prisoner Rehabilitation and Community Development Coordinator, Muslim Hands UK
Highly Commended
Dr Rouba Mhaissen
Founder & Director, Sawa for Development and Aid
Bharulata Kamble, Producer and Director, Devharsh Productions
Swati Pande, Assistant Team Manager, Child Trafficking Advice Centre, NSPCC
Asma Shah, Founding CEO, You Make It
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Sport
Winner
Anoushé Husain
Para-Climber
Rachel Choong, Asian Sports Foundation Ambassador, Asian Sports Foundation
Dal Dhaliwal, Personal Trainer, Body Perfect Personal Training Studio
Fara Gorsi, Managing Director, Think Sports Management
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Young Achiever
Winner
Anoushka Babbar
Head of Regulatory Policy and Government Relations, London Stock Exchange Group
Srijana Gautam, Consolidation Accountant, M&G Investments
Sejal Gandhi, Associate, Reed Smith
Baiqu Gonkar, Founder & CEO, Art Represent
Kim Pham, Head of Platform, Frontline Ventures
Fatima Zaman, CVE Advocate, The Kofi Annan Foundation