Amber Rudd attends the Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2017

Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2017 - Image copyright of Lopa Patel

Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2017 - Image copyright of Lopa Patel.

The Rt. Hon. Amber Rudd MP, The Home Secretary, attended the eighteenth Asian Women of Achievement Awards at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, in London on Thursday 10th May 2017. 12 winners were announced in the presence of Princess Badiya bint El Hassan of Jordan; Datuk Jimmy Choo OBE, shoe designer; chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, Sara Thornton CBE; The Rt. Hon. Diane Abbott MP, The Shadow Home Secretary; and Dato’ Soo Min Yeoh, Executive Director of YTL Corporation Berhad and over 500 guests at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane.

From the only female founder and managing partner of a private equity advisory business in Europe to a para-climber, the AWA Awards 2017 list of winners features an incredibly diverse and exciting group of women. Despite their varied backgrounds, the winners are united by their shared ability to inspire, and their determination to drive positive change in their respective fields.

Marcelino Castrillo, Managing Director Business & Private Banking at NatWest said, “NatWest is proud to be a part of the Asian Women of Achievement Awards for the sixth consecutive year. As always, the shortlist this year showcases the incredible contribution that Asian women are making in the UK today. My congratulations to all those that have been shortlisted, they are fantastic role models already achieving tremendous success in their fields.

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About the Asian Women of Achievement Awards

The Asian Women of Achievement Awards, founded by Pinky Lilani CBE DL in 1999, celebrate multi cultural Britain and the contribution of diverse cultures and talents to UK society. We put on a platform, the phenomenal Asian women across the UK and across industries, who are making a valuable and important contribution to British life. The awards play a key role in redefining the contribution of Asian women; and informing a new, positive, pro-diversity debate.

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