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News ->Dr Swati Piramal awarded the Global Empowerment Award 2010

Dr Swati Piramal awarded the Global Empowerment Award 2010
19 May 2010

Dr Swati PiramalDr Swati Piramal, entrepreneur, medic and author was presented with the Global Empowerment Award by HRH Princess Michael of Kent at the 11th Asian Women of Achievement (AWA) Awards held at the London Hilton on Wednesday 19th May 2010. The AWA Awards champion the contributions Asian women are making to British life across the media, arts, business, science, medicine and the voluntary sector. Dr Piramal, director of India's Piramal Healthcare, was honoured for her ground-breaking services as an advocate for business and as a champion pf disenfranchised women. Previous winners of the Global Empowerment Award have been Indra Nooyi, Chief Executive of PepsiCo and HRH The Prince of Wales for the Prince's charities.



About Dr Swati Piramal

Originally from Bagar, Rajasthan, the Piramals are a Mumbai-based business family. Dr Sawti Piramal is the current president of ASSOCHAM, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India, an umbrella body of chambers of commerce in India. Established in 1920, it currently has a membership of over 100,000 companies across the country. When, in 2009, Swati was elected president, she was the first woman in the organisation's 90-year history to take up the role. On appointment, she immediately started transforming the role and perception of women in Indian life. In a historic move, she chose 100 women to chair the chamber's sub-committees, powerfully demonstrating that talented women should enjoy the same opportunities as their male counterparts. The repercussions of that inspired decision are still being felt today.

Such boldness characterizes her career. In 1988, she and her husband Ajay acquired a tiny medical business, Nicholas Laboratories. Over the past 22 years, they have built the Piramal Group into a 10,000-employee organisation. Swati's aim is to “democratize” healthcare. And through visionary initiatives such as a national diagnostic network, they have brought healthcare to millions of people, in more than 100 cities, across India.

Like the greatest business leaders, Swati has used her success to give back to society. Her achievements in public service are awe-inspiring. Most recently, she has traveled the length and breadth of the subcontinent to champion impoverished Indian weavers.

Visit www.piramalhealthcare.com for further information.

About the Asian Women of Achievement Awards

Now in their 11th year, the Asian Women of Achievement Awards, hosted by Real Business in association with Lloyds TSB, celebrate the contribution of Asian women to British life in the media, business, the arts, politics and the voluntary sector. Judges of the Asian Women of Achievement Awards, chaired by British Red Cross chief executive Sir Nicholas Young, said this year's winners were some of the most impressive and inspiring individuals ever to be honoured in the programme's 11-year history. Founded by Pinky Lilani OBE, the awards patron is Cherie Blair. Visit www.awaawards.com for further information.

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