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Celebrating Women Leaders

The summit and award was conducted virtually, it showcased aspirational stories, life lessons and even failures of the participants.

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The Women Entrepreneurship Summit & Awards (WESA) is an exclusive BW Businessworld property that celebrates and recognises outstanding women entrepreneurs. They have not only shattered the glass ceiling but brought about innovation through their path-breaking ideas creating a positive change in the business ecosystem of India. BW Businessworld WESA endeavours to acknowledge and appreciate women leaders who are paving the path not only for themselves, but others as well. 

The summit and award was conducted virtually, it showcased aspirational stories, life lessons and even failures of the participants. The platform serves as a melting pot for marquee industry veterans, founders, and investors alike. In addition, it was an insightful event for upcoming women entrepreneurs, PR agencies, incubators, and accelerators, among others. 

This year the categories included Real Estate and Proptech, Education and Education Tech Women Entrepreneur Award, Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, Social Woman Entrepreneur Award, Fintech Women Entrepreneur Award, Food Tech Woman Entrepreneur, Technology Women Entrepreneur Award, Ecommerce Tech Women Entrepreneur Award, Fashion and Lifestyle Women Entrepreneur Award, Startup Women Entrepreneur Award, Young Women Entrepreneur Award, Creative Woman Entrepreneur Award, Arts And Culture Women Entrepreneur Award, EPC (Engineering Procurement Construction) Women Entrepreneur Award, Health, Wellness and Healthtech Women Entrepreneur Award. 

This year saw multiple applications, and after careful examination by a jury comprising of eminent industry leaders like Ankur Bansal, Cofounder and director Blacksoil, Bhuvana Ravi, Director Drishya Education, Scholarship Foundation, Ashish Vidyarthi, Indian film actor and motivational speaker, to name a few. The panel was chaired by Zia Mody, Founder and Managing Partner, AZB & Partners. After many rounds of discussion and deliberation we were able to narrow down to 20 names.