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National Leadership Summit On Women And Education, 2019 Held At Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi

The awards were introduced to acknowledge women and men who are on a mission of empowering women entrepreneurs all across India.

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Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Foundation (WIFE) held the second edition of the National Leadership Summit on Women and Education and Indian women excellence and Leadership awards on 18th February, 2019 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The awards were introduced to acknowledge women and men who are on a mission of empowering women entrepreneurs all across India. The awards focused on honoring Women Entrepreneurs all across India who have set a standard in a male Dominating Industry. The event included Key-note Speakers from various industries and panel discussions thereof.

The ceremony kicked off with a welcome note from Dr. Shweta Singh, Founder and CEO at Ennoble IP & WIEF, about the vision her foundation has, that is-every women irrespective of her background, should be financially independent. She wants women to be confident enough to take decisions themselves and forge their own path. Chief Guest of the Summit, Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon’bl Minister of Commerce, Industry and Civil Aviation addressed the gathering by praising the organizers for the good work they have been doing which is focused entirely on women. He said “We are adding a new dimension to GM policy, which will be launched in the next few days. Whatever is made by the women self-made groups, Entrepreneurs, Artisians will be available for sale through GM Platform”. Anurag Srivastava, CISCO India CSR Lead discussed about the importance of these kind of awards and how they act like a catalyst and motivate women to keep doing the good work. Dr. Sanjay Mishra, Head of Women Scientist Program, in his speech, encouraged all the awardees to keep on doing the good work they have been doing but with greater force and broader perspective. Other Key-note speaker included Dr. Anurag Batra, Chairman and Editor-in-chief of BW Businessworld and Exchange4media. Dinesh Jotwani, Head of Govt. Affairs at NCR Corp., advised that there is a lot of scope and opportunities for women in corporate sector. Shweta Jha, Aaj Tak Associate Executive Producer, in a panel discussion mentioned the importance of family support for a stressful and untimely job like hers. Ramanan Ramanathan, Mission Director of Atal Innovation speaks about how being surrounded by women in his house, he has developed a sensitivity towards female gender.

After few speeches, Panel Discussions were held. The topic of first panel discussion was ‘What Women Want: Equal Eye for Women in Business’. The panel included Key-note speakers- Dr. Sanjay Mishra, Head of Women Scientist Program, Aaj Tak Executive producer Shweta Jha, General Counsel Aricent Lakshika Joshi, Tie Delhi Sudha Sastri, Clinic Eximus CEO Dr. Prerna Taneja and Accures Legal Founder Vedant pujari. The outcome of the panel was that women should act brave to be changemakers they want to be and that there is a thin line between success and support. If they are supported well enough by their families, success will come eventually. The topic of other panel of discussion was ‘Women of Colours and Capital’. The panel included Key-note speakers- Tatya Impressions Founder Rajni Rathi, Renous Consulting CEO Varun Dhingra, Mrs. India Earth & Founder of Diksha Chhabra Fitness Consultation Diksha Chhabra, Z-Nation co-Founder Neha Jain, WEE foundation co-head Jyotsna Dhanuka. 

Winners of Indian Women excellence and Leadership award in this year’s Event Included- Inc 42 co-Founder Pooja Sareen, Cheapest and Nearest Founder Priyanka Madnani, Girlscript Founder Anubha Maneshwar, Hyderabadi Jwellery Founder Sadiya Khursheed, Vsual Brewery Founder Vimla Rajkumari, Pankh Handicrafts co-Founder Gouree Sanket Manjarekar, Svatanya Founder Deepa Pant, Bluepine Food’s Aditi Bhutia Madan, Bunkojunko Founder Bhavini Parikh, Uniworld Founder Dr. Radhika Srivastava Adholeya, Vyomini Founder Prachi Kaushik, Social Impact mentor Shreelata Krishnan, Organiko Beautifying Life Founder Pooja Kaul, Startup labs Founder and CEO Shruti Aggarwal, ED Times Founder Juhi Garg, Upavidhi law firm Founder Hetal V. Chaddha, Wovoyage Founder Rashmi Chadha, Surprise Someone Founder Pinky Maheswari, BD Parenting co-Founder Tamanna Dhamija, Heads up for Tails Founder Rashi Sanon Narang, My friend My Guru Founder Khushbu Joshi Gajakas, Nature Organic Founder Sonia Sharma, Every Flavour Founder Tanisha Fagwani, Z Nation labs co-Founder Neha Jain, Tatya Impressions Founder Rajni Rathi, Turacoz Healthcare Founder Namrata Singh, Mcura Mobile Health co-Founder Madhubala Radhakrishnan, Grace Fertility Centre Founder Dr. Reubina Singh, Aaj Tak Associate Executive Producer Shweta Jha, General Counsel Aricent’s Lakshika Joshi, MICA Incubator chairperson UT Rao, CISCO India CSR lead Umang Srivastava, KPMG Senior Advisor Dr. Pinaki Ghosh, Accures Legal Founder Vedant Pujari and Renous Consulting CEO Varun Dhingra.


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