The Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2014 presented

Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2014 were presented in London

Jun 6, 2014 14:26 IST
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Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2014The Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2014 were presented in London on 4 June 2014. The award ceremony marked 15 years of celebrating Britain’s remarkable Asian women across business, the arts, media, sports and social and humanitarian work.

The awards were co-founded by Pinky Lilani OBE in 1999. It was conceived to celebrate the often unsung Asian heroines of British life, who make a huge contribution in fields as diverse as business, entrepreneurship and social and humanitarian work.

The following were the winners in the different categories:
Art and Culture
• Indiraa Batra- singer, songwriter, PB Records
• Nisha Tandon- executive director, ArtsEkta
• Indiraa Batra- singer, songwriter, PB Records
• Preeya Kalidas- actress
• Arunima Kumar- artistic director, Arunima Kumar Dance Company
• Nazy Vassegh- chief executive, Masterpiece Fair London
• Shazia Saleem- founder, ieat foods
• Dr Deepa Apte- director, Ayurveda Pura
• Jagruti Duggal, director, 1Nation Media
• Romy Gill, chef-owner, Romy’s Kitchen
• Jess Jeetly, founder, Jeetly
• Meeta Thareja, co-founder and director, MetaValue
Young Achiever
• Divya Reddy- production technologist, Shell UK
• Nehal Bhogaita- community support worker and beauty therapist, Action Deafness & Femi Health and Beauty
• Shivani Dawett- dancer, choreographer, FatBoyZ Dance
• Ling Ge- manager, EPSRC UK National Service for Computational Chemistry Software, Imperial College London
• Chetna Patel- private secretary to the director general, economic and consular affairs, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
• Smruti Sriram- co-founder of The Wings of Hope Achievement Award and CEO of Supreme Creations
Public Service
• Shemiza Rashid- teacher/broadcaster, Luton sixth form
• Nita Clarke- OBE director, Involvement & Participation Association (IPA)
• Beryl De Souza- plastic surgeon, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust, honorary clinical lecturer at Imperial College
• Faiza Khan- deputy CEO and director of policy and communications, National Council for Voluntary Youth Services (NCVYS)
• Jots Sehmbi- Senior Project Manager, Information Services Division, University College London
• Anita Sharda- University Of London Lay chair/Assessor, NHS London Deanery , University Of London
• Shehneela Ahmed- criminal lawyer advocate/ lawyer football agent, PlatinumFA and Samera Ashraf, kickboxer, ISKA
• Saddiqa Shan, sports physiotherapist, Sporting Pathways Ambassador
• Priti Trivedi, senior manager, Scottish Professional Football League
• Poorna Bell- lifestyle editor, The Huffington Post
• Shazia Mirza- comedian and writer, BBC/ Channel 5/ Radio 4
• Mandeep Rai- international expansion, Creative Visions Foundation
• Dhruti Shah- broadcast journalist, BBC
• Sonali Shah- TV presenter
• Mildred Yuan-Crotaz, associate, AP Watt at United Agents
• Yee Yee Low- senior concept engineer, Shell
• Gunjan Chauhan- EMEA head of STM credit and treasury market sales, RBS
• Indu Deglurkar- consultant cardiac surgeon, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
• Professor Geeta Nargund- consultant, medical director and CEO, St George's Hospital and Create Health Clinics and Create Health Foundation London
• Dr Geetha Srinivasan- senior research fellow, QUILL/ QUB
• Mary Verghese-Dipple- head of legal UK, Aberdeen Asset Management
Social & Humanitarian
• Sharmila Nikapota- co-founder of the Sohana Research Fund
• Rona Kotecha- director, Mara Foundation and Mara Women
• Sajda Mughal- director, JAN Trust
• Cauvery Pal- consultant paediatrician and medical director, Dreamflight, Homerton University Hospital
• Rewati Prabhu- Co-founder and Board Member of Jagriti Yatra
• Karina Govindji- managing consultant, client development, Gallup
• Sonia Summan- international new business development professional, Arcadia Group
• Yoon Chang- sales, marketing and strategy director, Sodexo prestige sports, leisure and travel, Sodexo
• Nazneem Grogan- technical director, LondonWaste
• Ritu Mohanka-Vedhara - vice-president EMEA & India global survey, IBM
• Kamal Parmar- director, Saints of Tarporley Services
• Valerie Dias- chief officer, risk and compliance, Visa Europe
• Laura Chow- head of charitable programmes, RBS
• Sharmila Lakshmipathy- executive partner, IBM UK
• Jean Liao- client director, Accenture


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