Ram Mohan Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Women Child & Development Felicitates Top Women Change Makers at BW Women Entrepreneurship Awards 2021

Ghazal Alagh, Honasa Consumer bags Woman Entrepreneur of the Year and Eesha Bagga, Mindler takes home Young Woman Entrepreneur of the Year.

The global evidence shows that women have been performing exceedingly well in different spheres of life be it academics, politics, administration, social work, and so on. They have been able to prove their mettle as successful business owners as well and are running enterprises successfully.

BW Disrupt’s Women Entrepreneurship Summit & Awards (WESA) organized by BW Businessworld recognizes and celebrates exceptional women entrepreneurs whose innovative approach & clutter-breaking ideas have created positive changes in the business and social ecosystem in India. Women Entrepreneurs Summit and Awards 2021 showcased stories, lessons, and even failures that proved critical in growing up as entrepreneurs in current-day India.

Moving a step further from ‘empowerment’, the platform acknowledged women leaders & achievers who have opened up new opportunities for themselves & for others.

This year over 150 nominations were received across categories from the top women entrepreneurs of the country. The jury chair for WESA 2021 was Zia Mody, Founder & Managing Partner, AZB & Partners, and the Co-jury Chair was Samina Hamied, Executive Vice-Chairperson, Cipla.

Other eminent jury members were Naina Lal Kidwai, Chairman India Advisory Board, Advent Private Equity; Dr. Annurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-In-Chief, BW Businessworld & exchange4media; Anita Moorthy, Founder, and Host of The European Startup Show; Anu Aga, Director, Theriuyax, Padma Shri Awardee, MP- Rajya Sabha Member-National Advisory Council (GOI); Ashish Vidyarthi, Indian Film Actor & Motivational Speaker; Madhu Shalini Iyer, Partner; Kanika Tekriwal, Founder & CEO, Jetsetgo Aviation; Ankur Bansal, Co-Founder & Director, Blacksoil; Bhuvana Rai, Director, Drishya Education Scholarship Foundation and Chandra Sekhar Bhartia, Partner, Mazars India LLP.

The jury deliberated and discussed the shortlisted entries and final winners were felicitated in a virtual award ceremony which was preceded by a day-long summit engaging conversations with some of India’s greatest women entrepreneurs. Ram Mohan Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Women Child & Development graced the virtual summit and awards as the chief guest and felicitated the women entrepreneurs.

BW Businessworld’s Women Entrepreneurship Award winners 2021:

CategoryWinnerBadge/Winning Status
Real Estate & Proptech Women Entrepreneur AwardNirupa Shankar, Executive Director, Brigade EnterprisesWINNER
Education & EdTech Women Entrepreneur AwardBindu Subramaniam, Founding Director, SaPa - Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts  SPECIAL MENTION
Tanuja Gomes, Co Founder & Co CEO, FSM Education Pvt LtdSPECIAL MENTION
Divya Lal, Founder & MD, FliplearnWINNER
Social Women Entrepreneur AwardKirti Poonia, Head Okhai, OkhaiSPECIAL MENTION
Ritu Prakash Chhabria,Managing Trustee, Mukul Madhav FoundationWINNER
FinTech Women Entrepreneur AwardRuchi Deepak, Co-Founder, Board Member, ACKOWINNER
Food Tech Women Entrepreneur AwardAditi Handa, Co-Founder & Head Chef, The Baker's DozenWINNER
Technology Women Entrepreneur AwardSakshi Tulsian, Co-founder & Chief Revenue Officer, POSist Technologies WINNER
Ecommerce Tech Women Entrepreneur AwardPari Choudhary, Founder, Bunaai White OfficialsWINNER
Fashion & Lifestyle Women Entrepreneur AwardAdwaita Nayar, CEO, Nykaa FashionWINNER
Startup Women Entrepreneur AwardSaumya Singh Rathore, Cofounder & Director, WinZO GamesWINNER
Creative Women Entrepreneur AwardKhusboo Solanki Sharma, Founder & Director, Zero Gravity CommunicationsWINNER
Arts & Culture Women Entrepreneur AwardBabita Gulati, Founder and Creative Director, Babita Arts and DesignsWINNER
EPC (Engineering Procurement Construction) Women Entrepreneur AwardSanthoshi Sushma Buddhiraju, Co-Founder & CEO, Autocracy Machinery WINNER
Health, Wellness & Healthtech Women Entrepreneur AwardDr.Rashmi Gupta, Director, Felix Hospital/A unit of Felix Healthcare Pvt Ltd.WINNER
Young Woman Entrepreneur of the Year (Below 30)Eesha Bagga, Director, MindlerWINNER
Woman Entrepreneur of the YearRashi Narang, Founder and Creative Director, Heads Up For TailsSPECIAL MENTION
Aatika Manzar, Founder Director, Aatika Manzar DesignsSPECIAL MENTION
Ghazal Alagh, Co-founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Honasa ConsumerWINNER

WESA 2021 served as a melting pot of different kinds of industry stakeholders (founders & investors included) talent and abilities, with a focus on technology, that come together to create a successful and future-fit company.

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