The shortlist for the Asian Women of Achievement Awards has been announced for 2016.
In a celebration of the most extraordinary Asian women in Britain, the awards, in association with NatWest cut across a broad range of sectors in British life – from business and media to sport, culture and public service.
Now in it’s seventeenth year, the award’s shortlist features many amazing women including Sima Kotecha, a reporter for the BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, whose career has seen her reporting on President Obama’s 2008 election, reporting from the front line in Helmand and earthquake-stricken Haiti.
Others who reached the final include Yuhui Choe, a Korean dancer and the first soloist of The Royal Ballet; Amina Memon, professor of psychology at Royal Holloway University of London; Eden Silva, a professional tennis player; and Radhika Sanghani, a lead writer for The Daily Telegraph. You can view the full shortlist here.
Founder of the awards, Pinky Lilani OBE DL said, “We were thrilled this year to receive such a broad range of applications, covering not only a broad range of sectors but also coming from all over the UK. We are proud to provide a platform to celebrate the talent and positive impact of British-Asian women in the community.”
Les Matheson, Chief Executive, Personal & Business Banking, RBS and NatWest said, “NatWest is proud to be a part of Asian Women of Achievement for the 5th consecutive year. As always, the shortlist this year showcases the incredible contribution that Asian women are making in the UK today. My congratulations to all those that have been shortlisted, they are fantastic role models already achieving tremendous success in their fields.”
The awards will be held in London on Tuesday 12 May 2016. You can book your place to the ceremony here.
The Asian Women of Achievement Awards are a celebration of Asian heroines of British life. Founded in 1999, the awards focus on women making contributions across fields such as business, entrepreneurship, social and humanitarian work.