Nov. 22, 2012
-- The MBA Star award was presented to a London Business Student, Rajal Pitroda for talent, promise and exceptional vision.
The MBA Star award is one of the categories of the Woman of the Future Awards. The awards event was held on the 20th of November and recognises the hard work and success of young business woman. The criteria for the award winners to be eligible are quite detailed for each category. The MBA Star award requires contesting nominees to submit their vision of the business plan or project, the business plan itself that matches the vision, previous employment history, personal history and overcome hardships, references from mentors and teachers and supporting materials. It is open to women under the age of 35.
The student is Forte Foundation Fellow at the school and was recognised for creating an educational gaming business for young girls. There were two other students from the school that were shortlisted for the award namely, Shoshana Clark, who was applauded for her work as managing director of Afghanistan-
based NGO Turquoise Mountain and Brynne Herbert, founder and CEO of MOVE guides.
Cherie Blair, patron of the awards, said: "Congratulations to all of tonight's winners, many of whom have overcome personal hardships or are embarking upon new ground.
"The calibre of women in this year's shortlist truly is outstanding and this abundance of talent is why I am such a passionate supporter of the Women of the Future Awards."
The ceremony was held in central London and the three were celebrated by famous names such as sporting legends Baroness Tanni Grey - Thompson and Dame Kelly Holmes, entrepreneur James Caan from Dragon’s Den and Marcus Du Satoy OBE, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science.
The awards are in their seventh year now, and give the winners the opportunity to work with initiatives such as, ‘women of the future ambassador’s programme ‘and ‘the inspirational women’s network’. This is a big opportunity for the MBA students or graduates to enhance their portfolio with social and business engagements and be an inspiration to upcoming women students.
For more information, please visit;http://www.london.edu/programmes/mba.html