Diverse Matters was awarded the Natwest Chairman’s Award at the 19th Asian Women of Achievement (AWA) Awards on 8th May 2018 at a star-studded event in London in the presence of Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex, and Her Grace The Duchess of Wellington.
The Chairman acknowledged “Yasmin’s approach in tackling disability, both visible and non-visible, with such breadth and depth and all at the same time as she becomes accustomed to her own life-changing experience after sustaining a spinal stroke at the age of 29. Her humility and the way in which she challenges pre-conceptions and uses modern methods to de-stigmatise views of disability, LGBT and ethnic minorities is truly awe-inspiring.”
The awards celebrate the incredible achievements of Asian women and the contribution they make, both professionally and in their communities, across a vast range of industries and professions, from science, medicine and technology to sport, business and charity work.
This year’s list of winners featured an incredibly diverse and exciting group of women. Despite their varied backgrounds, the winners are united by their shared ability to inspire; to be role models for the next generation, and their determination to drive positive change in their respective fields.
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