Asian Women of Achievement Awards


Winners Announced at Annual Event

The winners for the 2015 Asian Women of Achievement Awards have been announced after a successful event, yesterday evening.


Now in its16th year, the event aimed to highlight the often overlooked contribution that Asian women make to sectors including business, sport and culture.


The awards, were founded by Pinky Lilani, who received an OBE in 2007 for her work to celebrate women’s achievements.


Speaking on the announcement of the list, Pinky said, “What really makes me happy is seeing these women who are hugely talented but are so collaborative, very kind and humble. They all seem so honoured to be involved.”



Winners List:


RBS AWA Chairman’s Award

Jyoti Shah (Consultant Urological Surgeon at Burton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) 



Arts & Culture Award

 Sajeela Kershi (Comedian)



Business Award Award

Sevasti Wong (Managing Director at Accenture)



Entrepreneur Award

 Farzana Baduel (Founder of Curzon PR)



Media Award

Shivvy Jervis (Head of Digital Media, Telefonica)


Professions Award

Nicky Jayesinghe, (Head of professional policy division, British Medical Association)



Public Service Award

 Daman Mullhi, (Director of PR, The UK Sepsis Trust)


Social & Humanitarian Award

Parmi Dheensa, (Executive director, Include Me TOO)


Sport Award

 Annie Zaidi (Youth engagement coach, Leicester City Football Club Community Trust)



Global Empowerment Award

Elif Shafak


Young Achiever Award

Tanya Datta (Store manager, Marks & Spencer)


Community Award

University of East London


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