Atishi Marlena Singh, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani Among BW Businessworld Top Women Entrepreneurs 2020
During a two-day Women Entrepreneurship Summit and Awards 2020, various women entrepreneur including Atishi Marlena Singh MLA, Aam Aadmi Party, Monisha Advani and Madhu Bhojwani, Emmay Entertainment and Motion Pictures received awards for hard work in their respective fields.
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As women entrepreneurship takes focus in government industry and social conversations, BW Businessworld Women Entrepreneurship Summit and Awards 2020 celebrated the spirits of entrepreneurship in India. Atishi Marlena Singh MLA, Aam Aadmi Party, Monisha Advani and Madhu Bhojwani, Emmay Entertainment and Motion Pictures were amongst the top winners at the event. There were 23 winners this year.
Atishi Marlena Singh, Politician, Educator, Political Activist & MLA was awarded BW Businessworld Social Woman Entrepreneur of the Year for being one of the key members of Delhi Govt. School Policy to revive Delhi government schools. She was also spearheading the flagship Mohalla Sabha Project for the Government of NCT of Delhi. Under her supervision, the infrastructure of schools was greatly improved, she was involved in organising parent-teacher meetings and strengthening regulations on private school fees. Further, she was instrumental in shaping the Happiness Curriculum and developing the Teacher Development Coordinator Programme in Delhi Schools. for this slew of achievements & for addressing the UN Sustainability Development Goal towards ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education.
Another major achiever, Monisha Advani and Madhu Bhojwani were awarded BW Businessworld Inspiring Woman Entrepreneur of the Year for their entrepreneurial spirit. In 1992, Advani had just spearheaded her first entrepreneurial venture, an academic consultancy. This was also marked as the first step in creating a long-standing partnership with school friend Madhu Bhojwani. In 1996, the duo pivoted this business into an HR consultancy, EmmayHR. In 2005, the duo sold the company to Randstad. The period that followed saw them busy in managerial, entrepreneurial and even investor roles. But another landmark came in 2011 when Monisha and Madhu joined hands again to form a partnership with Nikkhil Advani and set up Emmay Entertainment. The production house has grown rapidly to deliver iconic hit films such as D-DAY, Airlift, Satyameva Jayate, Baazaar and Batla House.
The awards received a phenomenal response as the categories were diverse. There was a total of 190 plus nominations this year out of which 67 were shortlisted for the jury. The final winner list was down to 23 after a rigorous jury process, which had 8 members from across health, real estate, media, travel and hospitality.
The top winners this year also included other names like Darakhshan Husain, Co-founder & COO, Glam Studios, Malika Sadani, Founder & CEO, The Moms Co. (Startup Woman Entrepreneur), Ayesha Chenoy, Founder & CEO, RepIndia (Creative Woman Entrepreneur).
Here is the complete list of WESA 2020 winners.
|1||Darakhshan Husain, Co- Founder & COO, Glam Studios||Startup Woman Entrepreneur Award||SPECIAL MENTION|
|2||Divya Jain Bansal, Director Marketing, Oswaal Books||Ecommerce Tech Woman Entrepreneur Award||SPECIAL MENTION|
|3||Inayat Bhutani & Kavya Rai, Co-Founders, Happy Mimosa||Fashion & Lifestyle Woman Entrepreneur Award||SPECIAL MENTION|
|4||Savitaraj Hiremath, Director & CEO, Tandav Film Entertainment||Arts & Culture Woman Entrepreneur Award||SPECIAL MENTION|
|5||Ayesha Chenoy, Founder & CEO, RepIndia||Creative Woman Entrepreneur Award||WINNER|
|6||Deepa Sayal, CEO & Co-Founder, ADG Online||Technology Woman Entrepreneur Award||WINNER|
|7||Divya Lal, Founder & Managing Director, Fliplearn Education||Education & Education Tech Woman Entrepreneur Award||WINNER|
|8||Iti Tyagi, Founder, Craft Villa||Arts & Culture Woman Entrepreneur Award||WINNER|
|9||Malika Sadani, Founder & Ceo The Moms Co.||Startup Woman Entrepreneur Award||WINNER|
|10||Mansi Gupta, Founder & CEO,Tjori||Fashion & Lifestyle Woman Entrepreneur Award||WINNER|
|11||Megha More, Co- Founder & COO, Trueweight Wellness||Health, Wellness & Healthtech Woman Entrepreneur Award||WINNER|
|12||Mrinal Sharma, Co- Founder, Baba's Beans||Travel & Hospitality Woman Entrepreneur Award||WINNER|
|13||Neena Dasgupta, CEO & Director, Zirca Digital Solutions||Digital Woman Entrepreneur of the Year||WINNER|
|14||Niira Radia, Chairperson, Niyati Healthcare||Health, Wellness & Healthtech Woman Entrepreneur Award||WINNER|
|15||Priya Krishnan, Founder & CEO, Founding Years Learning Solutions||Education & Education Tech Woman Entrepreneur Award||WINNER|
|16||Priyanka Gera, Co- Founder & COO, OxfordCaps||Startup Woman Entrepreneur Award||WINNER|
|17||Roshni Mehta, CEO & Co- Founder, Hibiscus Monkey||Young Woman Entrepreneur of the Year (Below 30)||WINNER|
|18||Sabena Puri, CEO & Co- Founder, Stage3||Fashion & Lifestyle Woman Entrepreneur Award||WINNER|
|19||Shibani Jain, Founder & CEO, Baaya Design||Arts & Culture Woman Entrepreneur Award||WINNER|
|20||Shruti Gochhwal, Co- Founder, Zappfresh||Young Woman Entrepreneur of the Year (Below 30)||WINNER|
|21||Tanvi Malik & Shivani Poddar, Co- Founders, FabAlley & Indya||Fashion & Lifestyle Woman Entrepreneur Award||WINNER|
|22||Atishi Marlena Singh, Politician, Educator, Political Activist &MLA, Pollitical Affairs Committee, Aam Aadmi Party||Social Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award||WINNER|
|23||Monisha Advani & Madhu Bhojwani, Partners, Emmay Entertainment Motion Pictures||BW Disrupt Inspiring Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award||WINNER|
Jury chair, Neerja Birla, Founder and Chairperson, Mpower said, “Each one is really making a difference and making an impact and going the extra mile by being perseverant and everyone is truly a winner.”