Nominations are now open for the Asian Women of Achievements Awards on 19th May 2015

AWA RBSThe Asian Women of Achievements Awards spotlight extraordinary achievements of Asian women across UK business, arts, media, sport and social and humanitarian work. Founded by Pinky Lilani OBE DL, were conceived to celebrate the often unsung Asian heroines of British life. Such women make a huge contribution in fields as diverse as business, entrepreneurship and social and humanitarian work. These awards, are their moment in the spotlight.

The awards have lead to the creation of numerous initiatives and projects designed to help women and improve opportunities for the next generation. Shortlisted candidates are invited to join our Women of the Future Network in partnership with J.P. Morgan. We host a number of networking events each year, which offer the opportunity for members to meet like-minded women and build business contacts.

WeAreTheCity encourage you to put forward a nomination for this year’s event. Share your stories of achievement and ensure the inspirational Asian women in Britain today are recognised.

2015’s awards categories are as follows:

  • Art & Culture
  • Business
  • Entrepreneur
  • Media
  • Professions
  • Public Service
  • Social & Humanitarian
  • Sport
  • The RBS Chairman’s Award
  • Young Achiever

Community – a special award recognising organisations that are promoting ethnic diversity within their own workforce, as well as promoting greater understanding of diversity across the UK.

Being nominated for an award

– Recognises and celebrates success of inspirational Asian women

– Boosts personal confidence

– Helps create a new generation of female role models in Britain today

– Showcases your organisation’s commitment to diverse talent

Nominations for The Asian Women of Achievements Awards opened in January, seeking stories of achievers in all fields, the unsung heroines who deserve recognition for their work and tireless dedication. The deadline for all nominations is 13th March 2015 at 17:30. Click here to submit your nomination.

The shortlist will be announced at the end of March.

The shortlist will be invited to the judging day on 17th April 2015, where they will meet the judges of their category for a 20 minute interview.

The awards will take place on 19th May 2015 at London Hilton on Park Lane.

Asian Women of Achievements chairman Pinky Lilani OBE

Pinky LilaniThis is the 16th year for the Asian Women of Achievement awards, the most established and prestigious programme for Asian business leaders, community workers and cultural figures in the UK. When I started this project, my hope was to spotlight talented but often unsung Asian women. Today, our vision is that these awards should be the pre-eminent platform for celebrating the contribution of diverse cultures and talents to UK society.

Asian Women of Achievements Patrons

Cherie Blair

Cherie BlairIt is a privilege to be patron of these wonderful and important awards. They are a fantastic showcase of the phenomenally talented Asian women in the UK today and I encourage you to get involved in this year’s campaign. Each year I am humbled by the wealth of talent showcased at the awards and the stories of achievement across British life.

HRH Princess Badiya bint El Hassan

I am delighted to be involved with these wonderful awards. The awards are a great way to celebrate the broad range of achievements of Asian women in Britain, and to encourage future successes. Winning and indeed being shortlisted for one of these accolades is a valuable credential.El Hassan

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