Asian Women of Achievement Awards Shortlist 2021
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Arts & Culture
Aditi Anand
Aditi Anand
Artistic Director, Migration Museum
Suzie Lee Arbuthnot
Suzie Lee Arbuthnot
Celebrity Cook
Anisa Morridadi
Anisa Morridadi
Founder, Beatfreeks
Sangeeta Pillai
Sangeeta Pillai
Founder, Soul Sutras
Sunetra Sarker
Sunetra Sarker
Actress and Producer
Zeba Talkhani
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Business
Roli Agarwal
Roli Agarwal
Chief of Staff to Global CEO, NTT
Ravleen Beeston
Ravleen Beeston
Regional Vice President of Sales, Microsoft Advertising
Neelam Hanif
Neelam Hanif
Area Manager, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Aditi Kibe-Heal
Aditi Kibe-Heal
Marketing Director, Unilever
Abigail Tan
Abigail Tan
CEO, St Giles Hotels and Founder, Hotels with Heart Charitable Initiative
Eunice Zhu
Eunice Zhu
Director, Head of Derivatives Counterparty Risk (XVA) Trading, SMBC Nikko Capital Markets
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Technology & Digital
Dr Freeha Azmat
Dr Freeha Azmat
Associate Professor, University of Warwick
Bingqian Gao
Bingqian Gao
Senior Director of Global Advanced Analytics, Aktana
Charul Gupta
Charul Gupta
Senior Product Manager, Transport for London
Nidhi Kalra
Nidhi Kalra
Director, EY Consulting
Sharmila Natarajan
Sharmila Natarajan
Senior Developer, Royal Mail
Arka Raina
Arka Raina
Design Consultant, IBM
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Entrepreneur
Fehmina Ahmed
Fehmina Ahmed
COO, Smart Cells International
Pam Banwait FCIPD
Pam Banwait FCIPD
Founder and Managing Director, Banwait Group Holdings
Tina Chen
Tina Chen
Founder & Chief Tea Officer, HumaniTea (Mighty Drinks)
Siddhi Mittal
Siddhi Mittal
Co-Founder, YHANGRY
Sally Maier-Yip
Sally Maier-Yip
Founder and Managing Director, 11K Consulting
Carrie Waley
Carrie Waley
CEO, Mandarin Consulting
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Professions
Ghaida Al-Jaddir
Ghaida Al-Jaddir
Service Director of Paediatric Surgical Speciality, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation TRUST
Halima Bhayat
Halima Bhayat
Director of digital learning, head of computing, head of faculty and senior leader of STEAM and international schools, Ursuline High School Wimbledon
Sultana Tafadar
Sultana Tafadar
Barrister, No.5 Chambers
Chu Ting Ng
Chu Ting Ng
Senior Associate, Reed Smith
Lin Yue
Lin Yue
Executive Director, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Media
Minreet Kaur
Minreet Kaur
Freelance Broadcast Journalist
Dhruti Shah
Dhruti Shah
Journalist and Author, BBC
Nipa Shah
Nipa Shah
Senior Global Brand Director, Unilever
Nalini Sivathasan
Nalini Sivathasan
Video Journalist, BBC Asian Network
Shini Somara
Shini Somara
Science & Tech Producer and Reporter
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Public Service
Raffia Arshad
Raffia Arshad
Barrister and Deputy District Judge, St Mary’s Family Law Chambers
Dr Nikki Kanani
Dr Nikki Kanani
Medical Doctor for Primary Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement
Rajveen Kaur Takhar
Rajveen Kaur Takhar
Head of Strategic Communications, UK Government
Professor Robina Shah MBE DL
Professor Robina Shah MBE DL
Dr Consultant Chartered Psychologist & Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester Medical School
Fatima Zaman
Fatima Zaman
Managing Director, Serenity UK Care
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Real Estate, Infrastructure & Construction
Kay Burnaby
Kay Burnaby
Director of Acquisitions and Partnering, Homes England
Karen Ching
Karen Ching
Assistant Director, Real Assets Advisory, Financial Advisory, Deloitte
Dr Barnali Ghosh, FICE
Dr Barnali Ghosh, FICE
Technical Director, Mott MacDonald
Poonam Parmar
Poonam Parmar
Planning Manager, Mace Group
Anusha Shah FICE
Anusha Shah FICE
Director-Resilient Cities, Arcadis & Vice President-Institution of Civil Engineers
Su (Sujata) Sharma
Su (Sujata) Sharma
Consultant Solicitor- Legal Adviser, Skanska UK plc and Part Time Judge
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Science
Dr Carina Carla Kern
Dr Carina Carla Kern
Research Fellow, Institute of Healthy Ageing & Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London
Mittal Kothari
Mittal Kothari
Global Head of Strategy & Business Development, Envopap
Dr Rajvee Punatar
Dr Rajvee Punatar
Principal Laboratory Research Scientist, The Francis Crick Institute
Prof Jugnoo Rahi
Prof Jugnoo Rahi
Professor of Ophthalmic Epidemiology and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist, GOS Institute of Child Health UCL, Institute of Ophthalmology UCL and Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Mahasweta Saha
Dr Mahasweta Saha
Senior Scientist, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Social & Humanitarian
Anisha Johal
Anisha Johal
Skills Advisor & English Tutor, University of Derby
Manraj Kaur Sanghera
Manraj Kaur Sanghera
Secondary School Teacher, Advocate Children’s Charity
Dinaz Stafford
Dinaz Stafford
Film Maker & Social Activist
PC Sakira Khatun Suzia
PC Sakira Khatun Suzia
Police Constable, Metropolitan Police Service
Dr Sunita Toor
Dr Sunita Toor
Head of Human Rights and Social Justice, Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice, Sheffield Hallam University
Azjargal Ulziitogtokh
Azjargal Ulziitogtokh
Managing Director, MSD Investment
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Young Achiever
Aalia Ahmed
Aalia Ahmed
Indirect Tax Manager, KPMG
Ruby Dhal
Ruby Dhal
Bestselling Author, Speaker & Content Creator
Josephine Liang
Josephine Liang
Co-Founder and CEO, Caulibox
Dr Devina Maru
Dr Devina Maru
Portfolio GP Speciality Registrar, Royal College of General Practitioners and National Clinical Champion for Deafness and Hearing Loss
Sarah Teja
Sarah Teja
Senior Analyst, Accenture UK
Tanya Thourani
Tanya Thourani
Digital Consultant, Capco
ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Sport
Amazin LeThi
Amazin LeThi
Athlete, LGBTQ Advocate, Global Sports Ambassador, Keynote Speaker
Faye Easton
Faye Easton
Head Coach, The London Stags RFC
Ikra Ali
Ikra Ali
Football Development Officer, Athletico Football Club
Emily Chong
Emily Chong
Triathlon Coach
Monica Shafaq
Monica Shafaq
Non-Executive Director, Professional Footballers Association Charity; Kidderminister Harriers Football Club: West Bromwich Albion Women and Birmingham County Football Association