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 Rocketship.vc; 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:
|Real Estate & Proptech Women Entrepreneur Award||Nirupa Shankar, Executive Director, Brigade Enterprises||WINNER|
|Education & EdTech Women Entrepreneur Award||Bindu Subramaniam, Founding Director, SaPa - Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts||SPECIAL MENTION|
|Tanuja Gomes, Co Founder & Co CEO, FSM Education Pvt Ltd||SPECIAL MENTION|
|Divya Lal, Founder & MD, Fliplearn||WINNER|
|Social Women Entrepreneur Award||Kirti Poonia, Head Okhai, Okhai||SPECIAL MENTION|
|Ritu Prakash Chhabria,Managing Trustee, Mukul Madhav Foundation||WINNER|
|FinTech Women Entrepreneur Award||Ruchi Deepak, Co-Founder, Board Member, ACKO||WINNER|
|Food Tech Women Entrepreneur Award||Aditi Handa, Co-Founder & Head Chef, The Baker's Dozen||WINNER|
|Technology Women Entrepreneur Award||Sakshi Tulsian, Co-founder & Chief Revenue Officer, POSist Technologies||WINNER|
|Ecommerce Tech Women Entrepreneur Award||Pari Choudhary, Founder, Bunaai White Officials||WINNER|
|Fashion & Lifestyle Women Entrepreneur Award||Adwaita Nayar, CEO, Nykaa Fashion||WINNER|
|Startup Women Entrepreneur Award||Saumya Singh Rathore, Cofounder & Director, WinZO Games||WINNER|
|Creative Women Entrepreneur Award||Khusboo Solanki Sharma, Founder & Director, Zero Gravity Communications||WINNER|
|Arts & Culture Women Entrepreneur Award||Babita Gulati, Founder and Creative Director, Babita Arts and Designs||WINNER|
|EPC (Engineering Procurement Construction) Women Entrepreneur Award||Santhoshi Sushma Buddhiraju, Co-Founder & CEO, Autocracy Machinery||WINNER|
|Health, Wellness & Healthtech Women Entrepreneur Award||Dr.Rashmi Gupta, Director, Felix Hospital/A unit of Felix Healthcare Pvt Ltd.||WINNER|
|Young Woman Entrepreneur of the Year (Below 30)||Eesha Bagga, Director, Mindler||WINNER|
|Woman Entrepreneur of the Year||Rashi Narang, Founder and Creative Director, Heads Up For Tails||SPECIAL MENTION|
|Aatika Manzar, Founder Director, Aatika Manzar Designs||SPECIAL MENTION|
|Ghazal Alagh, Co-founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Honasa Consumer||WINNER|
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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