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ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 2005 SHORTLIST
(5 April 2005)

The Asian Women of Achievement Awards applaud and celebrate the commitment, dedication and determination of Asian women to their professional and personal achievements within the commercial, professional, artistic and humanitarian sectors. This year 42 finalists have been selected across eight different Award categories.

THE ARTS & CULTURE AWARD

For women flourishing in the world of performing arts, management of the arts and creative writing.

  • Gupreet Bhatti - Playwright
  • Sudha Bhuchar and Kristine Landon Smith - Tamasha Theatre Co.
  • Luftun Hussain
  • Joginder Kundi
  • Vina Ladhwa
  • Deborah Sathe - BBC Asian Network ('Silver Street')

YOUNG ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Any woman under 30 who has done something incredible, inspirational or is simply the best at what she does.

  • Dr Yue Chen
  • Ayesha Hazarika - Comedienne
  • Konnie Huq - BBC 'Blue Peter' presenter
  • Gayathri Kumar
  • Shazma Maladwala
  • Manisha Tank - Bloomberg

MEDIA PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD

Unique individuals working in the areas of broadcast, print or electronic media.

  • Anila Baig - Journalist for 'The Sun'
  • Ruhi Hamid - Documentary Film Maker
  • Lopa Patel - Editor of Redhotcurry.com
  • Rita Payne - Asia Editor BBC World
  • Navdip Raman - BBC

PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD

For women who have trained and qualified in their chosen professional practice and have become a leading practitioner - setting an example to other women and having their contribution acknowledged by their peers.

  • Farmida Bi
  • Kim Hollis QC
  • Dr Rasieka Jayatunga
  • Bushra Nasir
  • Ruby Parmar
  • Yasmin Waljee

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD

For a woman who has taken the risk and has successfully set up and is running her own business.

  • Nighat Awan OBE - Founder of 'Shere Khan'
  • Alice Cheung
  • Radhika Harjani
  • Sujata Jolly
  • Shainul Kassam
  • Kavita Oberoi

BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR - CORPORATE AWARD

For an individual thriving in corporate Britain who has made, and is making, a significant contribution to the success of their organisation.

  • Monica Fan
  • Dr Surinder Hundal
  • Rhodora Palomar-Fresnedi
  • Jyoti Munsiff

THE PUBLIC SECTOR AWARD

For women who have achieved success within senior executive and non-executive roles in the civil service, quangos, universities and national institutions.

  • Professor Jikyeong Kang
  • Zarin Patel
  • Mei Sam Lai
  • Professor Shaheen Sardar Ali
  • Sashi Sivaloganathan
  • Rosa Wilkinson

THE SOCIAL & HUMANITARIAN AWARD

For special women involved in social and humanitarian work, whether they are individuals working for non-profit organisations or the corporate world contributing to the voluntary sector.

  • Shaheena Haroom
  • Sheetal Mehta
  • Naina Patel
  • Jasvinder Sanghera
  • Ruby Sayed
  • Sriyani Soysa

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Click here for the AWA Awards 2004 winners
Click here for the AWA Awards 2004 picture gallery.
Click here to read about the AWA Awards 2004 finalists
Click here to read about AWA Awards 2003 winners.
Click here to read about the AWA Awards 2003 shortlist.
Click here to read about AWA Awards 2002 winners.
Click here to read about the AWA Awards 2002 shortlist.
Click here to read about AWA Awards 2001 winners.
Click here to read to about the AWA Awards 2001 shortlist.

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