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News ->Asian Women of Achievement Awards celebrate their fifteenth anniversary

Asian Women of Achievement Awards celebrate their fifteenth anniversary
4th June 2014

Asian Women of Achievement Awards celebrate their fifteenth anniversarySeventeen high flying Asian women who have battled to overcome obstacles in business, the professions, sports and culture were recognised for their outstanding careers at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards on Wednesday 4th June 2014 at a ceremony attended by guests including awards patron Cherie Blair, Her Royal Highness Princess Badiya bint El Hassan and swimwear designer Elizabeth Hurley. Among the 450 guests who joined awards founder Pinky Lilani OBE to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the awards were lawyers Miriam Gonzalez Durrantez, wife of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, and Justine Miliband, wife of the Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband; Chairman of the AWA judging panel, Air Marshal Sir David Walker KCVO OBE; Vice Admiral Anthony Johnstone-Burt CB OBE, Master of the Royal Household; athlete Dame Kelly Holmes DBE MBE; actress and comedian Nina Wadia; TV Presenter June Sarpong; comedian Shazia Mirza and founder of Kids Company Camila Batmanghelidjh among many others.



The Asian Women of Achievement Awards are hosted by Caspian Media and Real Business, in association with The Royal Bank of Scotland. The awards are also supported by British Airways; Aviva; Asda; Enterprise Rent-A-Car; Reed Smith; MCM; MITIE Group; Jaguar Land Rover; Sodexo and Visa Europe.

For further information visit: awa.realbusiness.co.uk/

Chairman of the AWA judging panel:

Air Marshal Sir David Walker KCVO OBE, senior advisor, HSBC Holdings

2014 Judges:

Vice Admiral Anthony Johnstone-Burt CB OBE, Master of the Royal Household
Kalpna Woolf, Creative Director of KBM Media
Stevie Spring, Chairman, BBC Children in Need
David Harrison, Head of large & mid markets, Visa Commercial, Visa Europe
India Gary-Martin, Managing Director, JP Morgan
Peter Ibbetson, Chairman of small business, RBS and Natwest
Jean Sharp, Chief Taxation Officer, Aviva
Stephen Boyes, MD Europe North, Senior site representative UKTI, Thomson Reuters
Ben Hughes, Global Commercial Director & Deputy CEO, Financial Times
Wendy Cartwright, former HR Director of the Olympic delivery authority & Chair of the advisory board for global diversity practice
Philip Slater, Partner, Morrison and Foerster
Julie Chappell, Head of emerging powers and GREAT campaign, Foreign Commonwealth Office
Susan Attard, Deputy Town Clerk, City of London Corporation
Sir Stephen Lamport KCVO DL, Receiver General, Westminster Abbey
Ian Chivers, Director of Finance and Operations, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity
Katherine Thomas, HR Director, MITIE Group
Marcela Navarro, MD, Head of customer innovation chief executive office, Corporate Banking Division, RBS
Megan Horsburgh, head of diversity and inclusion, Sodexo UK and Ireland
Ms Samantha Cohen, Assistant Private Secretary to HM the Queen
Sanjev Warna-kula-suriya, Partner, Slaughter and May
Gabrielle Mcbridge, Diversity Manager, Asda

AWA Awards - Previous Winners

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