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AWARD WINNERS 2015
Award Winners :
Photo Gallery 2015
INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN LEADER AWARD
>> Prof Patricia Donli, Board Chair - West Africa Network for Peace Building Nigeria (WANEP-Nigeria), Executive Director, Gender Equality, Peace and Development Centre (GEPaDC)
>> Neema Namadamu, Founder – SAFECO, Synergy of Congolese Women's Associations, Founder & Executive Director (Visionary PeaceMaker), Maman Shujaa: Hero Women of the Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo
VISIONARY WOMEN LEADERSHIP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
>> Elizabeth Lee Fuh Yen, Senior Executive Director, Sunway University & Sunway Education Group
EXEMPLARY WOMEN LEADERSHIP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
>> Dato' Noorizah Binti Hj Abd Hamid, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PMB) & PLUS Expressways International Berhad (PEIB)
OUTSTANDING WOMEN LEADERSHIP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
>> Dr. Kerry Murphy Healey, Former Lt. Governor of Massachusetts, President - The Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL), Babson College
>> Sanye Gulser Corat, Director – Division for Women & Gender Equality, Office of Director General, UNESCO
>> H.E. Rabiha Diab, Member of the Legislative Council and Head of Women's union for Social Work, Former Minister of Women 's Affairs – Palestine
>> Narmin Ismail, President and CEO, The Spark of Hope Foundation
>> Vrinda Menon, Managing Director – Operations Technology, Goldman Sachs
>> Dr. Carmel McNaught, FAACE, Director & Emeritus Professor of Learning Enhancement, Centre for Learning Enhancement and Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
>> Dr. Manar Al-Moneef, Chief Operating Officer, General Electric
>> Dr. Miriam K. Were, Co – Founder, UZIMA Foundation & Chairman, Kenya's National AIDS Control Council ( NACC ), Chancellor, Moi University
>> Diane Tompson, Managing Director, Novaris Technologies | Powercom Group Pty Ltd.
>> Chema Gargouri, CEO - Centre for Applied Training (CAT), Country Director - Women's Enterprise for Sustainability, Institute of International Education, Center for Women's Leadership Initiatives, Founder & President, Tunisian Association for Management & Social Stability (TAMSS)
>> Dr. Anita Raj, MS, Director of UCSD's Center on Gender Equity and Health, Professor, Global Public Health and Medicine, School of Medicine, Senior Fellow, Center on Global Justice, University of California
>> Engr. (Mrs.) Bahijjahtu Hadiza Abubakar, Co-chair of Climate and Clean Air Coalition and National Coordinator, Renewable Energy Programme, Federal Ministry of Environment, Federal Republic of Nigeria
>> Gina Rinehart, Executive Chairwomen, Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd.
>> H. E. Dr. Elham Mahmoud Ahmed Ibrahim, Commissioner for Infrastructure & Energy, African Union Commission (AUC)
>> Sasha Bezuhanova, Founder – MoveBG, & Chairperson of the BOD - Junior Achievement Bulgaria, Chairperson, Bulgarian Centre of Women in Technology (BCWT)
>> Hon. Mrs. Catherine Ngima Kimura, Chancellor, Multimedia University of Kenya, Director, Kenya Commercial Bank
>> Vanitha Narayanan, Managing Director & Regional General Manager, India / South Asia (ISA), IBM India Pvt. Ltd.
WOMEN LEADERSHIP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
>> Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, MP, Hon'ble Speaker, Bangladesh Parliament, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
>> Luna Shamsuddoha, President - Bangladesh Women in Technology (BWIT), Chairman, Dohatec New Media, Bangladesh
>> Nilüfer BULUT, Chairwoman, Turkish Business Woman Association
>> Ghida Adani, Founder & Director, ABAAD - Resource center for Gender Equality
>> Dr. Carol Marsh, President, Women's Engineering Society ( WES )
>> Dr. Kathleen Bates, Assistant Professor - HRM and Organizational Leadership, BRANDMAN University (Chapman University System)
>> Nikki Arora, Director - Global Talent Acquisition & Corporate Marketing Officer, UST Global
>> Asil Attar, Chief Executive Officer, Lead Associates
>> Maria Eugenia Quindimil, MBA, Executive Director & Regional Compliance Officer, Asia Pacific & India, Merck Sharp and Dhome Asia Ltd.
>> Mariam Elsamny, Chief Marketing Officer, Dunia Finance LLC
>> Patrecia Flynn-Valone, Senior Director - Development Operations, Takeda Global Research & Development Center Asia Pte. Ltd. (TGRD) and Takeda Shanghai Development Center
>> Jennifer Karina, Author, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, Chief Commission, Kenya Girl Guides Association
>> Eranthi Premaratne, Head - Sustainable Business, MAS ACTIVE – Operations Centre
>> Firdaus Shariff, Head - Marketing, SAP – Middle East and Africa
>> Dr. Shaikha Al Maskari, Chairperson, Al Maskari Holding, Dubai, UAE
>> Allyn Reid, Founder & CEO, Sherpa Press / Secret Knock
>> Angela Courtin, Chief Marketing Officer, Relatively Media
>> Anika Grant, Director - Human Resources, APAC and ASEAN, Accenture
>> Asma Shaikh, Director - Human Resources, TCS Holdings Private Limited
>> Bridget Jackson, Director - Corporate Sustainability, PricewaterhouseCoopers UK (PwC)
>> Carole Kariuki, Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)
>> Dilruba Chowdhury, Managing Director, East Coast Group of Companies
>> Dr. Anoma Gamage, Managing Director, Daya Group of Companies
>> Dr. Deepmala Mahla, Chief of Party & Country Director, Marie Stopes International
>> Dr. Dorothy Okello, Executive Director, Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET)
>> Dr. Florance Sinniah, Human Resources Director, (Diversity Advocate), AMD Malaysia
>> Dr. Gabi Kratochwil, Managing Director, CrossCultures – Cultural Diversity Management
>> Dr. Nor Ashikin Ahmad Mokhtar, Founder & Executive Chairman, PrimaNora Medical Center
>> Dr. Shahida Akhter, Specialist in Education, Development, Folklore, Human Rights and Cultural Heritage; Author, Researcher, Editor & Producer, Adviser, Children & Earth Welfare Society
>> Dr. Sophia Huyer, Executive Director, WIGSAT - Women in Global Science and Technology
>> Eva Fabry, Director - European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT), Chair, Global Women and Technology (GWT) Network
>> Farzana Chowdhury, Managing Director & CEO, Green Delta Insurance Co. Ltd.
>> Felisah Na Kilembe, Managing Partner, F.Kilembe Attorneys
>> Francesca Tsiperau Panake, Managing Director & Founder, Bougainville Women's Empowerment Fund (BWEF)
>> Haddijatou Jallow, Executive Chairperson, Environment Protection Agency
>> Juliet Pratt, President, World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry Oceania
>> Justina Quek-Tan, Chief Executive Officer, Lumiere International Pte Ltd.
>> Laila Ali Hareb Al Muhairi, Asst. Director General - Aviation Strategies and International Affairs, General Authority of Civil Aviation
>> Marcela Aldaz-Matos, Director – Diversity & Inclusion, MassMutual Financial Group
>> Margaret Kisilu, Chief Executive Officer, Benevolent Institute of Development Initiatives (BIDII)
>> Maria Linibi, President, PNG Women in Agriculture Development Foundation (PNGWiADF)
>> Munirah Looi, President & CEO, Brandt International
>> Muzvare Betty Makoni, BA Gen, BA Special Hons., Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Girl Child Network Worldwide
>> Myriam Carius, Founding Partner – Cadiciss, Founder & Executive Member, Legal And Business Women For Africa (LABFA)
>> Natalie Isaacs, CEO & Founder, 1 Million Women
>> Prof. Dr. Betty Lovai, Executive Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Papua New Guinea
>> Rainatou Sow, Founder & Executive Director, Make Every Woman Count
>> Ramani Samarasundera, Marketing Director Foods & Beverages, Unilever Sri Lanka Limited
>> Romina Dewan Kabir, Founder & Executive Director, Livelihood Education and Development Services
>> Linda Seah, Vice President – International Marketing, Emerging Asia, Baxter Healthcare (Asia) Pte Ltd.
>> Sharmeen Annie, Human Resources Director, CEMEX Cement (Bangladesh) Ltd.
>> Shereen Allam, Founder and President, AWTAD (Association for Women's Total Advancement and Development)
>> Soni Joshi, President, ASMAN (Association of St. Mary's Alumnae Nepal)
>> Sunita Danuwar, Founder & President, Shakti Samuha
>> Tania Yuki, Founder and CEO, Shareablee
>> Thandikile (Chisala) Mbvundula, Chief Executive Officer, NICO Technologies Ltd.
>> Zubaida Bai, Founder and Chief Executive, AYZH Health and Livelihood Pvt. Ltd.
>> Caroline Berube, Managing Partner, HJM Asia Law & Co. LLC.
>> Sam Phillips, Chief New Business and Marketing Officer & Managing Director, OMG Ethnic, Omnicom Media Group
>> Talat Goldie, Director - Human Resources & Administration, EFECO LLC
>> Lily Thapa, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Women for Human Rights, Single Women Group (WHR)
>> Dr. Suraiya Pervin, Chairperson - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Dhaka
>> Radhika Venkatraman, Vice President - IT Enterprise Sales Life Cycle and Ordering, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
>> Kelly Crosbie, Founder & CEO - Praxis Global Group | Caxton Group | Produced Water Community
>> Roxana Jaffer, CEO, Sovereign Hotels Dubai | Resident Director, Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha
>> Dana A. Buheji, Head – Human Resources and Administration, Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company B.S.C.
>> Nurgul Djanaeva, President, Forum of Women's NGOs of Kyrgyzstan
>> Dinara Oshurahunova, President, Coalition for Democracy and Civil Society
>> Aruna Rao, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Gender at Work, Washington D.C.
>> Narmin Rahimli, Co-Founder & Member of the Board, "Positive Change" Youth Movement
>> Aziza Abdirasulova, Director, Kylym Shamy Public Foundation
>> Gulnara Karakulova, Director, Shymkent Women's Resource Center (SWRC)
>> Leila Hanafi, President and Chief Counsel, ARPA International
>> Dr. Salwa El-Khalil El-Amine, President, Diwan Ahlil Kalam (Forum of Literary people)
>> Dr. Michelle Harrison, CEO – TNS BMRB, CEO - The Government & Public Sector Practice, WPP
>> Lily Otieno, President & CEO, Infinity Business Solutions Inc.
>> Haseena Faizullah, Women Rights Activist, Afghanistan Women Empowerment and Capacity Building Center (AWECBC)
>> Huma Fakhar, Founder, Director and Managing Partner, MAP Services Group
>> Louisa Mojela, Group Chief Executive Officer and Founding Member, Women Investment Portfolio Holdings Limited (WIPHOLD)
>> Nadiah Tan Abdullah, Director – Human Resources & HRBP Lead Global Technology Services, APAC, Experian Malaysia
>> Anjana Shakya, Chairperson, Himalayan Human Rights Monitors (HimRights)
>> Geetanjali Misra, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Creating Resources for Empowerment in Action (CREA)
>> Bhargavi Davar, Director, Bapu Trust for Research
>> Bharathi Singh, Founder and Chief, SA-MUDRA FOUNDATION
>> Sumeli Chatterjee, Head - Marketing, Media & Insights, MTV Networks - Viacom 18
>> Bidisha Nagaraj, Group President – Marketing, Amalgamated Bean Coffee Trading Co. Ltd ( Café Coffee Day )
>> Shaili Chopra, Founder – Golfing Indian, Founder, SheThePeople.TV
>> Neeta Taprial, Chairperson, Hopes Alive Foundation
>> Dr. Sonia Mackwani, Founder, Director and Creative Head, Touching Lives Foundation Trust
>> Manu Srinivasan, Vice President – Human Resource Management, SLK Software Services Pvt. Ltd.
>> Avril Miranda Fernandes, GPHR, Director - Human Resources, Talent Development & Diversity, Morgan Stanley India Company Pvt. Ltd.
>> Dr. Sabita Ram, MDS, National Chairperson - Women's Wing, Indian Dental Association
>> Dean - MGMDC&H, Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Professor and Head, Mahatma Gandhi Mission`s Dental College & Hospital
>> Soma Mondal, Director - Commercial, National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO)
>> Shriti Malhotra, Chief Operating Officer, The Body Shop India (Quest Retail Pvt. Ltd.)
>> Sushama Oza, Chief Executive Officer, Adani Foundation
>> Kashmira Mewawala, Head - Business Development and Chief Ethics Counselor, Tata Capital Financial Services Limited
>> Sharmila Banerjee, Chief Executive Officer, Taaza Plaza Retail
>> Priti Darooka, Founder, Managing Trustee and Executive Director, PWESCR (The Programme on Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights)
>> Meeta Wasan, Founder & Director – Sales & Programs, India & APAC Markets, Doon Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
>> Merlin Dsouza, Music Composer & Producer & Director, MUSIC MODE | INDIVA
WOMEN LEADERSHIP AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
>> Samira Zuberi Himika, COO | Update Solutions Technologies Ltd., MD & Founder, Team Engine Ltd., Founder, Social Good Foundation, Bangladesh
WOMEN LEADERSHIP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN OIL & GAS SECTOR
>> Anju Jaswal, Head – Global Product & Portfolio Lifecycle Management –Telecom, Oil & Gas Solutions Business Unit, Siemens Pte Ltd.
WOMEN LEADERSHIP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN SECTOR
>> Shantha Martin, Regional Chief Executive Officer – NVOCC, Allcargo Logistics Limited
WOMEN LEADERSHIP AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PHARMACEUTICAL & HEALTHCARE SECTOR
>> Dr. Ridwana Sanam, Founder & Managing Director, KRV Healthcare and Physiotherapy Pvt Ltd.
WOMEN LEADERSHIP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN - MEDIA & PUBLIC RELATIONS
>> Anita Nayyar, Chief Executive Officer - India & South Asia, Havas Media Group
WOMEN LEADERSHIP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA SECTOR
>> Deepa Sayal, CEO & Co-Founder, ADG Online Solutions
WOMEN LEADERSHIP AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY
>> Lioness (Ls). Suprabha Raorane, Social Activist
WOMEN SUPER ACHIEVER AWARD FOR EXECELLENCE IN KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
>> Harini Ubale, General Manager, Serco Global Services
WOMEN SUPER ACHIEVER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION AWARD
>> Elsie Gabriel, Founder & President, Young Environmentalists Programme Trust
WOMEN SUPER ACHIEVER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION, COACHING & CONSULTING
>> Grace Pinto, Managing Director, Ryan International Group of Institutions
>> Wilma Rodrigues, Head Mistress – Pre-Primary & Jr. School, Christ Church
WOMEN SUPER ACHIEVER AWARD FOR EXECELLENCE IN MEDIA & PUBLIC RELATIONS
>> Naini Choudhury, Dy. General Manager – External Communications, AMEA, Serco Global Services
WOMEN SUPER ACHIEVER AWARD FOR EXECELLENCE IN DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA
>> Rupali Digrajkar, Head – Online Initiatives & Social Media, Merck Serono India
>> Sonali Walia, Manager - Digital & Marketing Services, Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
WOMEN SUPER ACHIEVER AWARD
>> Carmen Benitez, President & Managing Director, Fetch Plus Inc Pte. Ltd.
>> Vinika D. Rao, Executive Director, INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute
>> Sadi Khan, Founder & Head – Training, Noble Khan Limited - The Cultural Centre
>> Samina Bano, Chairperson, Bharat Abhyudaya Foundation
>> Dr. (Capt.) Ritu Biyani–Joseph, Director, Highways Beyond Cancer
>> Anita Narayan Iyer, Volunteer in Chief, Founder & Managing Trustee, EKansh Trust
>> Charmika Gandhi, Head – HR, International Asia (Singapore & Malaysia) & Regional HR Business Partner - MGF India, Merck Group India
>> Surbhi Monga, Vice President - Consulting Services Group, J.P. Morgan India
>> Nirmala Kandalgaokar, Chairperson, Vivam Solid Waste Management Pvt. Ltd.
>> Anu Sarkar, Vice President & Regional Head - Diversity & Inclusion, Asia Pac, Deutsche Bank AG
>> Kashish Kapoor, Director & General Manager - Diversity & Inclusion, Tata Communications Ltd.
>> Nandini Sarkar, Head - Diversity & Inclusion, Sodexo India
>> Namrata Wakhloo, HRMP, Head - Learning & Development, United Colors of Benetton
>> Vani Vasudeva, Head – Learning and Development Head, India and South Asia, Marks and Spencer India
>> Priya Kameshwari, Head – Talent Acquisition, India, Malaysia & China, Scope International (a Standard Chartered Bank subsidiary)
WOMEN ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
>> Lucy Kanu, Social Entrepreneur, Founder & Executive Director, Idea Builders Initiative
>> Manisha Sangani, Managing Director, Priority Marketing Pvt Ltd.
YOUNG WOMEN LEADERSHIP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
>> Surbhi Sarna, CEO & Founder, Nvision Medical
>> Charul Chaturvedi-Jaitly, Human Capital Director, Palladium Group Inc.
EXCELLENT EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT / PERSONAL ASSISTANT / EXECUTIVE SECRETARY AWARD
>> Mohini Govind, Executive Assistant, CEO's Office, Serco Global Services
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