Asian Women of Achievement Awards Shortlist 2020
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Arts & Culture
Dr Sara Alqaiwani, Advisor to the Peace and Prosperity Trust & Guest Teacher at London School of Economics and Political Science
Rashmi Becker, Founder, Step Change Studios
Janine Harouni, Comedian, Writer & Actor
Nadine Kaadan, Children's Book Author & Illustrator
Erina Takahashi, Lead Principal, English National Ballet
Crystal Yu, Actress
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Business
Nidhi Agarwal, Director, Head of Model Monitoring, HSBC
Uma Cresswell, CEO, Paradigm HR
Serena Kern-Libera, Lead Trade Policy Adviser, Bank of England
Katy Mirzaie, Director, Baringa Partners
Monica Risam, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, Lombard International
Sanjani Shah, Global Senior Brand Communications Manager, The Body Shop
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Entrepreneur
Tajinder Banwait, Founder & Managing Director, Urban Apothecary London
Maree Kinder, CEO & Founder, Beauty & Seoul
Niki Mahon, Director, Nikita By Niki
Tharshiny Pankaj, Co-Principal, Regent Independent College
Afia Sirkhot, Director, A&S Restaurants
Eileen Willett, Co-founder, Cucumber Clothing
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Media
Ria Chatterjee, Reporter, ITV News
Nina Goswami, Creative Diversity Lead, BBC
Krupa Padhy, Presenter & Journalist, BBC
Saba Salman, Journalist, Editor, Author
Spriha Srivastava, Executive Editor, Business Insider
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Professions
Narita Bahra QC, Silk, 2 Hare Court & Garrick Law
Nithya Krishnan, Professor, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust
Ashwini Joshi, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Bart’s Health NHS Trust
Dr Subashini M, Associate Medical Director, Aviva
Dr Meenakshi Choudhary, Consultant Gynaecologist & Sub-Specialist in Reproductive Medicine, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust
Professor Geeta Menon, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Public Service
Dr Zainab Khan, Pro-Vice Chancellor, London Metropolitan University
Nitya Khemka, Head of Office UK, United Nations office of Project Services
Mel Nebhrajani, Legal Director, Government Legal Department
Dr Geum Young Min, Head of Commercial Data Acquisition, Data as a Service, Office for National Statistics
Neata Simpson, Detective Sergeant, West Midlands Police
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Real Estate, Infrastructure & Construction
Amal Khawaja, Project Controls Engineer, Turner & Townsend
Samantha Massey, Head of Professional Development and Qualifications, SDL Group
Sarah Rana, Director of Estates, Capita
Nav Sahota, Partner, Reed Smith
Maria Wiedner, Founder & CEO, Cambridge Finance and Real Estate Women CIC
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Science
Rushanka Amrutkar, PhD Research Scholar, IIT Bombay
Dr. Trupti Gaikwad, Cell and Molecular Research Assistant, Marine Biological Association
Dr Xinshan Li, Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield
Dr Vasanta Subramanian FRSB, Associate Professor, University of Bath
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Social & Humanitarian
Rola El Chami, Global Partnership-Senior Client Manager, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Raj Holness, Founder & CEO, Breaking the Silence
Sabina Khan, Parent Liaison Officer, Mulberry School for Girls
Nishy Lall, Head of Young People, Sky
Payzee Mahmod, Child Marriage Campaigner, IKWRO
Dr Kiran Sanghera, Medical Doctor and Organ Donation Activist, NHS
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Sport
Ziana Butt, Student, Elite Athlete & Netball Player
Capt Preet Chandi, Army Officer, British Army
Lavina Mehta, Personal Trainer & Wellness Coach, Feel Good with Lavina
Amna Rafiq, Clubs & Community Development Manager, Yorkshire Cricket Board
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Technology & Digital
Jaspreet Bal GBCT, 1st Assistant Camera & Focus Puller
Rahma Javed, Director of Engineering, Deliveroo
Desy Kristianti, Developer, Deloitte
Sandra Lee, Group Chief Information Security Officer, London Stock Exchange Group
Devyani Vaishampayan, Managing Partner, The HR TECH Partnership
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Young Achiever
Kinjal Dave, Scientist, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Nabila Jiwa, Headteacher, Richmond Park Academy
Sharon Lo, Head of Long Term International Climate Strategy at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and Co-Chair of the Civil Service Race Forum, UK Government
Shwetal Shah, Technology Partnerships Manager, MediaCom
Lauren Zhang, Student, King Edward VI High School for Girls
Bihe Zhu, Senior Brand Manager, Reckitt Benckiser UK