Sue Ashtiany, head of the Nabarro employment team, was announced as a winner of the ‘Professional of the Year’ category, in the ninth prestigious Asian Women of Achievement Awards.
The event took place on 20th May at the London Hilton, Park Lane, and Sue jointly won the award with foster care pioneer Afshan Ahmad.
Sue Ashtiany is one of the UK’s most respected employment and discrimination lawyers.
She has written and published extensively on issues of discrimination law and positive action and served as Equal Opportunities Commissioner.
She has also made a contribution to the understanding of migrant and refugee issues as a UK refugee counsellor appointed by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
Sue is on the Board of Channel 4, the Equal Rights Trust and the Oxford Piano Festival.
She was also the only lay member on the board of the Tooke Inquiry into medical education.
Sue Ashtiany comments: “I am delighted to have won this award. Nabarro provides a great environment in which to nurture and grow talent wherever it comes from. I have been really happy to have the opportunity to lead and develop a specialist practice in a leading city law firm.”
Nicole Paradise, Managing Partner at Nabarro, comments: “We are all delighted that Sue has received this prestigious award. Sue is an inspirational team leader at our firm, and this award is testament to all the enthusiasm and effort she puts into Nabarro and the other organisations she works with.”
The competition for the Awards was tough, with the shortlist of 44 candidates deemed ‘the best yet’ by the Awards’ sponsors Lloyds TSB.
Guests on the red carpet of the Awards included Her Royal Highness Princess Badiya of Jordan, and actress Elizabeth Hurley.
Co-founded by Pinky Lilani OBE and organised by Real Business magazine, the Asian Women of Achievement Awards is an inspirational event to recognise all levels of achievement made by Asian women in the UK – whether professional or personal – within the commercial, professional, artistic and humanitarian sectors.