International Women’s Day Celebration March 7th, 2020 Shakti Society presents Shakti Awards 2020

Shakti Society is very excited to announce the recipients of the 2020 Shakti Awards.  Every year, we receive nominations of outstanding women who are working hard to make a better society for all of us.

Shakti Society is very excited to announce the recipients of the 2020 Shakti Awards.  Every year, we receive nominations of outstanding women who are working hard to make a better society for all of us. This year we had an extraordinary array of women who were nominated in many of our categories. They were nominated by their peers, family and friends. These women are active in the community, they are role models in their category and are being honoured for consistently demonstrating the spirit of Shakti.

We thank everyone who took the time to send in their nominations and we applaud all the nominees for doing amazing work in our community. They are all winners in our eyes.

The Shakti Award recipients of 2020 are:

Shakti Award of Resilience and Leadership: Barinder Rasode

Shakti Award of Artistic Achievement: Kirti Arneja

Shakti Award of Artistic Excellence: Anju Bedi

Shakti Award of Academic Excellence: Jen Marchbank

Shakti Award of Academic Achievement: Shanee Prasad

Shakti Award of Business Excellence: Rita Chohan

Shakti Award of Community Service: Dr. Suseela Reddy

Shakti Award of Excellence in Community Service: Kamilla Singh

Shakti Award of Community Service (Group): Women Helping Women

Shakti Award of Leadership Excellence: Neelam Sahota

Shakti Award of Professional Excellence: Kasari Govender

Shakti Award of Excellence for Resilience: Shahnaz Rahman

Shakti Award of Resilience: Wasan Abdulrazzaq

Shakti Award of Volunteering: Shabnam Khan

Shakti Award of Volunteering (Youth): Shannon Permal

For ticket information, contact Sonia at 604-307-8796 or purchase online at

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/shakti-awards-gala-tickets-93022636209?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

About Sonia Andhi:

Sonia Andhi, Founder/Executive Director founded the Shakti Awards in 2000

She is a social worker, family councilor, researcher, community organizer, broadcaster, and speaker

 

Awards:

Winner of Surrey Board of Trade Women in Business – Social Trailblazer Award 2019

Finalist of Surrey Board of Trade Women in Business – Top Professional

3 Time Nominee of the BC Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Award

Fellow of Human SecurityX, Caux, Switzerland

Fellow of Global Social Impact House 2020, University of Pennsylvania

Member of the Finance Committee, ASWB, Culpeper, Virginia

Member of the Social Equity and Diversity Committee, City of Surrey

Board member of the BC College of Social Workers, Vancouver