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Brunel's Dr. Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj Short Listed In Woman of the Future Awards

Dr. Shaneena Janjuha-Jivraj, senior lecturer in business and management at the Brunel University Business School, has been short listed in this year's Woman of the Future Awards in the Professions Woman of the Future category. This prestigious event, which recognises and celebrates young women of high potential in British life, will take place on 9th November at the London Hilton in Park Lane.

Nominated on account of her work in the area of entrepreneurship, enterprise and family firms, Dr. Janjuha-Jivraj and her team successfully attracted £140,000 from Higher Education Council Funding (HEFCE) in 2004 to develop programmes in Entrepreneurship and Social Inclusion under the Westfocus umbrella. Examples of programmes include the inception and delivery of The Entrepreneurship Summer School that encourages students to develop ideas for business plans. The success of this programme is clear with over 10% of the students launching their own businesses in the first year.

Another of Dr. Janjuha-Jivraj key success initiatives was a collaborative programme developed with Hillingdon council, a number of new start-up businesses and a range of undergraduate students. The aim of the project was to expose University students to local SMEs, which resulted in several new businesses being developed by students who were able to identify opportunities by utilising their skills.

All of Dr. Janjuha-Jivraj's work has been embedded in theoretical frameworks and is currently being published in academic journals as examples of best practice in the fields of teaching entrepreneurship and capacity building for social enterprises.

The Professions Woman of the Future category includes candidates across various industries including law, medicine, architecture, surveying and education. Also short listed for the award are Lynda Abel, Ernst & Young LLP, Jacqueline Lincoln, Shell, Fiona Mckerrell, Dundas & Wilson CS LLP and Leila Hotiet, Booz Allen Hamilton.

Other awards on the day include Business Woman of the Future, Arts, Media and Culture Woman of the Future, Entrepreneurial Woman of the Future, Technology Woman of the Future, Science Woman of the Future, Mentor of the Future and The Woman of the Future Corporate Award.

Featuring a number of high profile sponsors including Shell, KPMG, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup, the awards will be patronised by Cherie Booth QC.

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