Asian Women of Achievement Awards Shortlist and Winners 2019
AWA Chairman's Award
AWA Chairman’s Award
Winner
Dr Nitha Naqvi
Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Arts & Culture
Winner
Sindhu Vee
Comedian
Nainita Desai, Film & TV Composer
Shobna Gulati, Actor, Dancer, Choreographer
Chetna Makan, Author, Food Writer
Sara Shamma, Artist
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Business
Winner
Rajinder Bassi
Partner, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
June Felix, CEO, IG Group
Ava Lau, Group Pensions Manager, London Stock Exchange Group
Manju Malhotra, Co-Chief Operating Officer, Harvey Nichols
Hemlata Narasimhan, Senior Vice President, Merchant Sales and Acquiring, Europe, Visa inc
Anna Sofat, CEO, Addidi
Wincie Wong, Head of Innovation for Supply Chain Services, Royal Bank of Scotland
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Entrepreneur
Winner
Dr Yoge Patel
CEO, Blue Bear Group
Highly Commended
Yang Liu
Founder & CEO, JustWears
Harri Dhokia, Director, Black Interiors
Shazia Mustafa, Co-founder and Managing Director, Third Door (Co-working & Nursery)
Shermeena Rabbi, Founder, Consultant Speech & Language Therapist, Unlocking Language
Sania Shah, Director, Care Avenues
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Media
Winner
Anu Anand
Marketplace Morning Report, BBC World Service
Highly Commended
Leyla Boulton
Special Reports Editor and Executive Editor, Financial Times
Layla Haidrani, Journalist
Ruby Lovell, Children’s Author, TV & Film Producer
Bidisha, Broadcaster, journalist, filmmaker
Manjinder Virk, Actor, Film maker
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Professions
Winner
Shruti Ajitsaria
Head of Fuse, Allen & Overy
Pragya Agarwal, Director, KPMG
Professor King Kuok (Mimi) Hii, Professor of Catalysis, Imperial College London
Ranjani Kearsley, Global Head of HR, Fidelity International
Dr Nitha Naqvi, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
Prini Pithouse, Company Secretary and Deputy General Counsel, Legal Regulatory & Compliance, Visa Europe
Stella Vig, Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon, Croydon University Hospital
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Public Service
Winner
Parpinder K. Dhatt
CEO, Sandwell Asian Family Support (SAFS)
Highly Commended
Aditi Banerjee
Co-founder, SkilIndiGlo
Nadia Khan, Co-founder, The Delicate Mind
Dr Duleeka Knipe, Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow, University of Bristol
Dr Mimi Zou, Fangda Fellow in Chinese Commercial Law, University of Oxford
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Real Estate, Infrastructure and Construction
Winner
Sherin Aminossehe FRICS
Head of Offices, Lendlease
Highly Commended
Judy Zhu
Associate Director, CBRE
Vidhya Issac-Langford, Senior Project Manager, Arcadis
Doris Lam, Senior Project Manager, Far East Consortium
Hana Sicander, Cost Manager, Turner & Townsend
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Science
Winner
Manisha Nair
Senior Epidemiologist and Research Fellow, University of Oxford
Yasmin Ali, Technical Energy Specialist, BEIS
Professor Sunetra Gupta, Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
Professor Sonia Saxena, Professor of Primary Care, Imperial College London
Dr Tara Swart MD PHD, Neuroscientist, Author, Faculty at MIT
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Social & Humanitarian
Winner
Bhavna Keane-Rao
Founder and Managing Director, BKR Care Consultancy
Highly Commended
Geethika Jayatilaka
CEO, Chance UK
Highly Commended
Deeyah Khan
Documentary Filmmaker/Founder, Fuuse
Leesa Gazi, Co-Artistic Director, Komola Collective
Salma Zulfiqar, Artist, Activist
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Sport
Winner
Archie Kalyana
Producer & Director, Sport Production
Highly Commended
Naomi Dattani
Women's One Day Middlesex Cricket Captain
Joy Haizelden, Wheelchair Basketball Player, BWB
Rashida Salloo, Founder and Director, Ready Steady Active
Nabila Tejpar, Rally Driver
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Technology & Digital
Winner
Jacqueline de Rojas CBE
President, techUK
Highly Commended
Payal Jain
Managing Director, JCURV and Chair of Women in Data
Agnes Hoffmann, Manager, Programme Management, Publicis Sapient
Minal Mehta, Digital Strategy Consultant, IBM iX
Sarika Soni, Senior Manager, HSBC
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Young Achiever
Winner
Sonia Adesara
Medical Doctor, NHS
Winner
Shruthi Vijayakumar
Associate, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
Monika Plaha, Broadcast Journalist, BBC
Geetha Sathi, Electrical Engineer, Arcadis
Anika Walia, Founder, Anika Food Charity