Nominations now open for the Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2013

The recent Census results reveal a rapidly changing Britain. Two million households in England and Wales (that’s 12 per cent of the total) say they have members of different ethnic groups. We are seeing the emergence of “a melting pot generation”.

The Asian Women of Achievement awards have also evolved over the past 14 years. Back in 1999, the majority of our candidates and winners came from the Indian subcontinent. At the 2012 awards, for the first time, a majority of winners and special commendations hailed from east Asia – we celebrated amazing women from Korea, Afghanistan, China, India and Malaysia. The “Asian community” in Britain is itself becoming more mixed, more confident and outward-looking.

So this is a great time to launch the 2013 Asian Women of Achievement awards, held in association with RBS on May 15, 2013 at The London Hilton on Park Lane. In essence, we are celebrating a changing nation.

 I encourage you to share your own wonderful stories and nominations of Asian women who are shaping a new Britain. You can make nominations online or contact us / 020 7045 7600. We will, I assure you, give their achievements a real platform and, I believe, boost their confidence and future prospects.

Please note: the nominations deadline is March 13.