Mumbai, 28th March 2015: It was a night dedicated to applauding and honoring accomplished Indian women as L’Oréal Paris in partnership with NDTV hosted the fifth edition of ‘Women of Worth Awards’. The award ceremony held at The Taj Lands End, Mumbai, felicitated the achievements of 8 exceptional women who have made a difference to the lives of others through their determination, conviction and drive.
‘Women of Worth Awards’ brought to fore the dedication, perseverance and the inspiring journeys of Indian women for their impactful contribution in respective fields. The nominees, selected across 8 categories including social impact, education, science and innovation among others, were shortlisted after an extensive research process by the jury.
The diverse jury members who played a significant role in identifying the winners were –
1. Saurabh Srivastava – Co-Founder, Indian Angel Network and NASSCOM; and Padma Shri Awardee
2. Dr. Pinky Anand- Senior Advocate, Supreme Court
3. Belinda Wright – Noted Wildlife Conservationist
4. Shovana Narayan – Kathak Danseuse, and Padma Shri awardee
5. Dr. Ranjana Kumari – Director, Centre for Social Research
6. Anu Aga – Member, Rajya Sabha
7. Dr. Prannoy Roy – Co-founder and Executive Co-chairperson, NDTV
8. Manashi Guha – Vice President Marketing, L’Oréal India
Celebrating the 5th edition of Women of Worth Awards, Satyaki Ghosh, Director, Consumer Products Division, L’Oréal India said, “Celebrating women achievers and encouraging women to believe in themselves is part of L’Oréal Paris’ core belief. The achievers that you see today are fabulous examples of the work women in India are doing, allowing the community and the nation to grow. I would like to congratulate all the winners and nominees for scaling heights in their own field and engineering change. They are truly an inspiration to society and the world at large. They are all are truly Women of Worth.”
L’Oreal Paris Brand ambassadors Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor and Katrina Kaif along with celebrities like Sunil Gavaskar, Tisca Chopra, Suhel Seth, Prasoon Joshi and the esteemed jury members were in attendance to give away the awards. All 3 ambassadors gave away awards for causes close to their heart – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for Social Impact, Sonam Kapoor for Science and Innovation and Katrina Kaif for Education.
Power packed performances by Kailash Kher, Harshdeep Kaur and Shakti Mohan brought alive the essence of womanhood in India and made the evening an occasion to remember.
Rounding off a successful partnership with L’Oréal Paris for the awards Vikram Chandra, Group CEO, NDTV said, “It’s been an eventful journey associating with L’Oreal’s Women of Worth initiative. Right from the announcement of the nominees to the Conclave and the final Awards Ceremony, each step has been taken in the right direction for women empowerment. The women honored through this campaign are a reflection of what NDTV stands for, supporting and encouraging gender equality. Every woman nominated was a winner and we really hope to continue our efforts in this direction.”
|Winners of L’Oréal-NDTV Women of Worth Awards 2016|
|1||Social Impact|| SUPARNA GUPTA
|2||Science And Innovation||LALITA PRASIDA SRIPADA SRISAI
|7||Literary Contribution||SREEMOYI PIU KUNDU|
|8||Business and Entrepreneurship||VANI KOLA|