Young Achiever Asian Women Of The Year Award

Wandsworth's Joanne Sui is candidate this year

The list of candidates for Asian Women of Achievement Awards has been finalised and included in the Young Achiever category is Civil Engineer and Wandsworth resident Joanne Sui.

Wandsworth resident Joanne Sui

The event, this is its 16th year, aims to highlight the often overlooked contribution that Asian women make to sectors including business, sport and culture.The awards, which will be held in London on 19 May, were founded by Pinky Lilani, who received an OBE in 2007 for her work to celebrate women’s achievements.

Joanne is a British born Mauritian-Chinese Civil Engineer, who graduated from University College London (UCL). She is currently working on the £4.2 billion Thames Tideway Tunnel (TTT), soon to be the largest privately funded infrastructure project in Europe.

Her CV shows that over her career she has also worked on major infrastructure projects including Crossrail and High Speed 2 (HS2). In addition to her day job, Joanne also holds following roles:
· British Tunnelling Society Young Members (BTSYM) Immediate Past Chair
· British Tunnelling Society (BTS) Committee Member
· London Excellence (LE) Ambassador
· London Excellence Aspiring Professionals (LEAP) Steering Group and founding member
· Tunnels and Tunnelling (T&T) Editorial Advisory Board member
· UCL Careers Mentor

Nominations for awards is not new for Joanne who last year was shortlisted for ' Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35.

Joanne said: "It is very rewarding working on many high profile projects and also be in a position to give back the knowledge that I have learnt to inspire others. I am keen to encourage others to further their own careers and make their way to the top."

April 1, 2015