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Who will be crowned Britain’s most successful Asian woman?

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The Asian Women of Achievement Awards celebrate the vibrant contributions of Asian women across all aspects of life. For example, this year’s shortlist features chief inspector Shindo Barquer, comedienne and writer Shazia Mirza, cricketer Isa Guha, and advertising boss Farah Ramzan Golant, the CEO of AMV BBDO. 

The contenders for the Entrepreneur of the Year award are also very strong, and feature:

Shazia Awan, director, Peachy Pink

Shazia Awan is a successful entrepreneur running a fast-growing underwear brand. As well as being the Conservatives parliamentary candidate for Leigh, Awan is also setting up a charity in Bosnia.

Jayshree Davé, managing director, Pipaltree

This creative, high energy and performance-driven professional is passionate about helping people reach their optimum potential through her business, Pipaltree. Davé also has over two decades of international and investment banking experience, as the former deputy head of foreign exchange sales at HSBC Corporate & Investment Banking in New York.

Farnaz Khan, managing director, eResponse Media

Born in Bradford, Khan’s role model is her mother, who became the first women in the family to go out to work at a local factory. Khan set up interactive marketing agency eResponse Media in 2006, aged just 26.

Angela Malik, chef and patron, The Angela Malik School of Food and Wine

After training at Leith’s School of Food & Wine and some inspiring work experience at Bibendum, Vong and with chef Tom Kime, Malik established her own business. The Angela Malik School of Food and Wine, which focuses on quality teaching in an inspiring environment, confirms her status as a professional chef and entrepreneur.

Geeta Sidhu-Robb, founder, Nosh Detox & Broadband Africa

Following a career as a lawyer, politician and public speaker, Sidhu-Robb became the founder of two companies, each combining commercial success with enhancing individual welfare. Nosh Detox is a pioneer and leading provider of healthy diets, while Broadband Africa promotes the broader availability of high-speed internet and public services across Africa.

Last year, we celebrated the Asian Women of Achievement’s tenth anniversary, bringing together over 650 guests as well as the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Why not join us this year at the award ceremony on May 19 at the London Hilton on Park Lane?

But with the full shortlist of award nominees announced, we expect the tables to go very quickly, so make sure you book yours now!

In the meantime, if you want to see some more photos from last year’s ceremony, check out the Real Business Fan Page.

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