16 May 2011
Pinky founded these awards in 1999 and from home grown beginnings the awards have grown in strength and scope to become a key event in the diary and a sell-out each year.
We’re now in our thirteenth year of the Asian Women of Achievement Awards and the wealth and variety of the talent we unearth year-on-year is incredible.
The women are remarkably talented and are true trailblazers in their individual sectors and specialities, but they all share one common goal; to make a positive difference for young Asian women.
By celebrating the success of Britain’s pioneering Asian women, we hope to ensure that the young women succeeding them are in the best possible position to have their potential recognised and can each make their own individual mark.
Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities Theresa May said: “The winners of the Asian Women of Achievement Awards are truly inspiring and show the wealth of female talent we have in Britain.
“I’m delighted to celebrate women contributing so much to our society and economy, and hope their success encourages many more to aim for the top.”
Winners included Farida Gibbs, CEO and founder of Europe’s fastest-growing IT staffing and consulting business GibbsS3, who scooped the Entrepreneur Award, and BBC news correspondent Sangita Myska, involved in the secret filming of Bulgarian child traffickers and a key reporter from last year’s London riots, who was named Asian Woman of Achievement in Media. For full details of all of this year’s winners please visit the awards website.