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Asian Woman Festival Power List

Recognising the most influential

South Asian Women from around the world

The Asian Woman Festival  Power List shines a spotlight on South Asian women and underrepresented genders who are creating positive change in the world. 
The AWF Power List recognises individuals who have made their mark raised their voice and are exceptional representations of our community.

 

 Now in its second year, the AWF Power List has increasingly attracted a global audience, resulting in applications and nominations from around the world. We hope to not only honour the individuals chosen but also inspire others to take action, however small.
 

2021 Nominations

Nominations are open until 31 May 2021. 

All nominations will be shortlisted and reviewed by an independent judging panel in June 2021.

The Asian Woman Festival Power List will be revealed in August 2021.

Tips for writing a strong nomination

Our judging panel considers each nomination's merits on the information provided to them, so a good nomination is a foundation for that.
 

Writing a nomination is about making a compelling case for the judges. That takes time, evidence, and a winning angle - read our top tips to help you write a strong nomination entry. 
 

Meet our Judging Panel

Each year we recruit a panel of independent judges who reflect the Power List community. 

 

RAVINA ANAND

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Ravina (BSc, MPPGA, MD ‘23) is a social entrepreneur and the Co-Founder of FLIK, the first female-identifying apprenticeship portal.

She is moving to increase women-led ventures across the world through curated opportunities by elevating current women and the next generation of women no matter who they are or where they come from.

SANJANA NAGESH

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Sanjana is the founder of the global sisterhood @browngirlgang, a space to feature inspiring and badass South Asians around the world.

Sanjana is passionate about curating magical content that represents South Asians, the fusion of brown culture and pop-culture and intersectional feminism.

RUPINDER KAUR

Rupinder is the award-winning founder of AWMB, a British Asian woman who has experienced and excelled in both corporate and entrepreneurial environments.

With eighteen years of experience in the world of human resources, psychology, coaching and mentoring she is able to utilise all her knowledge to ensure women are given the support they need to lead a life they are proud of and that reflects their values and dreams.  

JASPREET KAUR

Jaspreet Kaur, better known as Behind the Netra for her poetry, is an award-winning Spoken Word Poet from East London with an academic background in History, Politics and Gender Studies.

She has spent the last five years teaching History and Sociology in secondary schools across London. Her poetic works focus on themes such as gender inequality, mental health stigma and the postcolonial immigrant experience.

SANGEETA PILLAI

Sangeeta is an activist, writer, speaker and founder of the South Asian feminist network Soul Sutras which is all about tackling taboos within the culture.

She’s the creator of the Spotify award-winning Masala Podcast, the show for South Asian womxn dealing with sex, sexuality, shame, periods & other taboos. Sangeeta is also the creator of the Masala Monologues series of writing workshops & theatre shows in the UK & the US.

DAIZY MAAN

Daizy is passionate about young people shaping the future, social entrepreneurship and representation. She hosts a podcast called The Daizy Project which explores living a purposeful life through meaningful conversations with bold entrepreneurs, leaders and change-makers.
 

Daizy served on the board of directors for Australia’s largest Community Bank company (NSX: CSH) and at 22 was appointed to lead Deakin University’s entrepreneurship programs for over 60 000 students. 

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