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8 MAR 2018

Supporting women of the future

We are proud to be part of the Asian Women of Achievement Awards, one of the UK’s prestigious Asian events, celebrating Britain’s remarkable and often unsung Asian heroines, who have demonstrated ongoing commitment and success in their chosen sectors and who provide significant value to their communities.

The awards 

As part of our commitment, as a world leading professional body, to promote diversity within our industry, we are sponsoring the professions category at this year’s Asian Women of Achievement Awards. The professions award is one of 10 categories which recognises women who have trained and qualified in their chosen professional practice and have become a leading practitioner, previous shortlisted candidates have come from a range of disciplines such as law, architecture, education, medicine and surveying. 

It is important we celebrate role models to inspire the next generation of professionals. These awards are a great platform to recognise and celebrate the success of inspirational Asian women, boosting personal confidence and creating a new generation of female role models.

Judging 

Suki Kaur Gill, RICS Head of Investigations (UK) is representing RICS as a judge at this year’s awards and in the name of impartiality she will be judging the Media category. Suki along with another fellow judges, will have to choose from six very strong candidates.

Suki said: "All candidates have very strong personal stories about their achievements in this area and, all have strong references from very credible, and professional colleagues. The candidates range from very well-known BBC journalists and presenters who appear on our TV on a daily basis, to royal correspondents, and famous Asian radio presenters. Some of the candidates, like me, combine a busy family life, as well as a busy job. They have all had amazing careers to date, with success after success, however, what I am keen to learn about, is how they have learnt and overcome any previous setbacks (as we know, climbing our way to the top does mean you sometimes have to take a few stumbles), as well as understand how they intend to use the media field to influence and inspire women – Asian women, should they win this prestigious award."

Suki joined RICS in August 2017 and is responsible for the operational management of a large investigation function. She moved from regulating the solicitor’s profession, to regulating chartered surveyors, and has over 20 years’ experience working in a regulatory environment, she has an extensive career working in risk, compliance, and disciplinary investigations.  

For more information and to view a full list of this year’s nominees visit the Asian Women of Achievement website. Winners will be announced at this year’s awards evening on 9 May at the London Hilton on Park Lane.