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