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Nomination call for Asian Women of Achievement Awards

THE search for inspirational Asian women who are shaping the UK’s business, public, cultural, and political sectors has begun with the launch of the Asian Women of Achievement Awards, now in their 11th year.

Founded and chaired by Indian born author and entrepreneur Pinky Lilani OBE, and held in association with Lloyds Banking Group, the awards celebrate often unsung female icons of Asian origin and their vibrant contribution to all aspects of Britain’s multicultural society.  

Previous winners include Eastenders actress Nina Wadia and BBC London anchor Riz Lateef.

Many Asian women have also been recognised, in fields such as social and humanitarian activity and entrepreneurship.

Judges this year include, Mary Hockaday, head of TV, Radio and Online, BBC; Sir Nicholas Young, chief executive of the British Red Cross, and Sarah Churchman, head of diversity, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Last year’s ceremony was attended by Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, patron of the awards Cherie Blair, entrepreneur and ‘Dragon’ James Caan, and actress Meera Syal.

Pinky Lilani said: “It is vital that we identify and celebrate exceptional Asian women who symbolise Britain’s diverse society and play a crucial role in bringing passion and commitment to British economic, social and cultural life.”

The closing date for entries is 5 March 2010, with the awards ceremony taking place at the London Hilton on 19 May.

For information on how to enter the awards visit: www.awaawards.com

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