The awards play a key role in redefining the contribution of Asian women while informing a new, positive, pro-diversity debate
On 29 April Oxford MBA alumna, WEF Global Shaper and Skoll World Forum Fellow Shruthi Vijayakumar was presented with the Young Achiever of the Year award at the annual Asian Women of Achievement Awards in London. 14 women were selected as category winners by a judging panel chaired by Sir Nicholas Young, Former CEO of the British Red Cross. Saïd Business School is the sole academic sponsor of the awards, which are now in their second year.
‘I feel very humbled to receive this award,’ said Shruthi. ‘Much credit is certainly due to the amazing opportunities that Oxford provided to enable this.’
A coach, facilitator and strategist with a passion for education and leadership development, Shruthi's mission is to help businesses tackle the social and environmental challenges of today.
She explained: ‘The work I do is in supporting individuals, teams or organisations to create solutions to social environmental issues whilst also developing themselves – cultivating empathy, self-confidence and overcoming limiting beliefs or paradigms.’