Scottish Asian Women’s Awards 2014 – Winners

Award Categories - List of Winners

Scottish Asian Women’s Award For Outstanding Contribution To Scottish Asian Community

Samina Ansari (Development Officer, AMINA Muslim Women’s Resource Centre)

Scottish Asian’s Women’s Special Award (for Outstanding Contribution to International Business)

Rabinder Buttar (CEO Clintec International)

Winner of the Scottish Asian Women’s Association Enterprise Fund for £5000

Teresa Li (Director,

Scottish Asian Women’s Award For Excellence in Arts And Media

Aarti Joshi (Head of Communications – DF Concerts)

This award recognises achievement by Scottish Asian women in the field of arts and media - women who have made a significant contribution to these relatively untapped areas insofar as Asian women are concerned.

Scottish Asian Women’s Award For Excellence in Sport

Samera Ashraf (Kickboxer)

This award recognises achievement by Scottish Asian women in the field of sports

Scottish Asian Women’s Award For Achievement Against All Odds

Uugana Ramsay (Campaigner/Writer)

This award recognises the achievements of a Scottish Asian woman in the face of adversity and challenging circumstances - a true modern day heroine.

Scottish Asian Women’s Award For Mother of the Year

Nazia Akhtar (Accountant, Islamic Centre Stirling)


Amreeta Chawala (Community Leader)

This award speaks for itself

Scottish Asian Women’s Award For Lifetime Achievement

Neena Mahal (Chair of NHS Lanarkshire)

An award recognising continuing long term achievement and commitment by a Scottish Asian woman

Scottish Asian Woman Of The Future

Romana Khan (Lecturer in Computer Game Design)

This award recognises the talents of a rising star in Scotland, across all sectors - upon to women between 16 and 30 (by 31st January 2014)

Scottish Asian Women’s Award For Professional of the Year

Dr Narinder Bansal (Epidemiologist/Honorary Fellow at Edinburgh University)

This award celebrates Scottish Asian women who have achieved success in the Professions

Scottish Asian Women's Award for Emerging Entrepreneur

Kanval Afzal (Fashion Designer/Hair & MUA)

This award recognises the achievements of a rising Scottish Asian businesswoman who has accomplished significantly within a short space of time.

Scottish Asian Women's Award for Business

Rita Ahmad-Poddar (CEO at Peppermint Dental Studio)

This award recognises the achievements of an established Scottish Asian businesswoman demonstrating skill, expertise and great business sense.

HEADLINE AWARD: The RBS Scottish Asian Woman of the Year 2014

Lilian Lee (Director, Fourth World Art)

Our headline award to be presented by the chair of the judging panel, to a candidate the judges feel most exemplifies, the values and aspirations of the Scottish Asian Women's awards.

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