Sumita has organised a number of events at Universities, schools and The Royal Institute of British Architects to promote women in architecture and inclusive architecture. Sumita's awards include the UIA:UNESCO International design award, Marley Environmental Initiatives award, and National Training award. Sumita received the Women In Business award in 2002 and Ford Diversity award in 2004. In 2003, her portrait was included in an exhibition about 28 women who had made difference to the life and culture of Britain. Sumita received the 2008 Atkins Inspire award for Architecture.