The Digital Women Awards were held on Nov 19th to a powerpacked audience and a bevy of influential and inspiring speakers. A huge number of entrepreneurs had gathered together to celebrate innovation and path breakers in the digital space. The event saw panel discussions on scaling your business through digital, and even a performance by the pop star, Monica Dogra.
Over the last two years, the awards have seen over 15,000 applications. It was even the top trend on Twitter yesterday evening, beating Ed Sheeran. The energy in the room was magnetic: a hotbed of determination, innovation and creativity.
Let’s Meet the Winners of this year’s Digital Women Award:
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Chitrakshi Suneja, Campus Vibes
A platform for students that encourages them to construct, share, scribble, learn, stories and experiences with people around them.
Shreya Pareek, The Stories of Change
A publication that covers lesser tapped well researched, detailed stories from the grassroots to drive impact through them. “I am overwhelmed with the response and recognition, given that our platform is only six months old,” she told SheThePeople.TV.
Supriya Paul, Josh Talks
Josh Talks is a live event series that showcases all that India has to offer through the eyes of people in the fields of entrepreneurship, technology, science, design, space, social activism, stand up comedy & more. Supriya started up when she was barely out of college.
“Getting people to take me seriously was the biggest challenge, that first year,” she tells SheThePeople.TV.
Zahra Khan, Hauterfly
Hauterfly influences how urban Indian women spend their time and money online. It also creates shoppable content on fashion, beauty and lifestyle products.
Reeti Roy, Aglet Ink
Roy has founded a platform Aglet Ink, specialized in creating a personalised resume and cover letter for prospective job hunters.
Anoushka Adya, Di-Mentions Studio and Lajja Diaries
Di-Mentions Studio is a Digital Ad Agency that believes in making brilliant campaigns for clients. Lajja Diaries is a social start-up where women can express and share their stories of abuse and sexism and thereby creates a digital community of women who express themselves.
Aditi Nanda, CropIN
Aditi truly uses technology for change. A leading agri-tech company that provides SaaS based services to agribusinesses globally.
Swati Nathani, Team Pumpkin
Swati’s digital agency offers integrated services to enterprises and brands.
D ROOPA IPS, Introducing E-Challan in Karnataka
She is the one behind the modernization of ticketing/challans in Karnataka. The upgrade from manual methods of collecting fines and challans for traffic violations to e-challan in all police stations in the state including in rural areas was her initiative.
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Tejas Parulekar, SaffronStays
SaffronStays is a micro-hospitality collective, operating a network of over 25 leisure homes, all hand-picked and curated for an enhanced travel experience.
Shruti Thacker, Vogue India
Struti is a Digital Editor at Vogue. Vogue places fashion in the context of culture and the world we live in—how we dress, live and socialize; what we eat, listen to and watch; who leads and inspires us.
Kamala Srinivasan, Anita B.org Institute for Women and Technology
AnitaB.org envisions a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies that use it. Kamala wishes to close the gap for women who drop out of the workforce, she tells SheThePeople.TV. “Mentorship and finding positive role models for prospective women entrepreneurs is so important,” she said.
Aparna Saraogi, Women Entrepreneurship and Empowerment Foundation
WEE Foundation is India’s first of its initiative by IIT Delhi and supported by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India to strengthen women ecosystem.
Deepa Sayal, ADG Online
ADG Online Solutions (P) Ltd was founded by IT professionals in 2004 to provide a complete spectrum of online services to its customers.
Mishi Choudhary, SFLC.in
SFLC.IN is a donor-supported legal services organisation that brings together lawyers, policy analysts, technologists, and students to protect freedom in the digital world.
Pavithra YS, Vindhya e Infomedia Private Limited
An organisation serving diverse verticals in the voice and non voice business process segments has won several accolades and recognition.
Ihitashri Shandilya, MITHILAsmita Art & Craft Pvt Ltd
It preserves Indian heritage art, Madhubani Painting as urban lifestyle products and in the process supports scores of traditional rural women artists. “The key challenge is educating the customer about the product,” she told SheThePeople.TV. She has to create the demand for her products, and hopes that the lost art of Madhubani is revived.
Neha Bagaria, JobsForHer
A portal which enables women to restart their careers after breaks and achieve their full potential.
Reema Sathe, HappyRoots
It sells gourmet snack food products by reviving old agri traditions of India.
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Aditi Chadha, DAZL
DAZL builds connected devices for the safety of women.
Devika Srimal, Kanabis
Devika is the founder of the first of its kind brand for fashionable, high quality and Peta approved Vegan footwear for women.
Nanda Yadav, Nayamigro Fashion Private Limited
A women’s apparel brand where modern and western designs meet traditional hand spun and hand woven Khadi.
Anushka Jain, Share At Door Step
Anushka’s social venture provides doorstep donation, pickup for non-monetary donations and partners with brands for cause marketing initiatives.
Raghvi Khurana, Nazariya
Nazariya is an E-Commerce platform for reviving the beautiful world of Indian Folk Art and making them relevant for today.
Bhawna Agarwal, Gadgets 360
Gadgets 360 is India’s largest platform for gadget news, reviews and shopping.
Shuchi Pandya, PipaBella
PipaBella is a revolutionary digital fashion brand, offering trendy fashion jewellery and accessories to women in India.
Siddhi Trivedi, Proof.Work Health
Siddhi’s ventures is a Health and Wellness ecosystem using blockchain and cryptocurrency to self-govern ones individual care co-coordination and medical records.
Pooja Bhayana, Let’s Barter India
A platform for Indians to come barter their goods and services with other Indians.
Tanvi Mallya, Tanvi Mallya’s ElderCare Services
The services offered include regular At-Home visits by Psychologists for the elderly aimed at keeping them mentally fit and active. Tanvi tells SheThePeople.TV, “as India’s elderly population grows, the need for these kinds of services will increase. It isn’t only dementia and Alzheimer’s that her company helps the elderly with, it is also loneliness.”
Shreya Mishra, Flyrobe
It’s India’s largest fashion rental service for men and women to rent fashion wear for their special occasions.
Shabia Walia, Wild Earth
It provides natural bath and body products free of harmful chemicals. “People think entrepreneurship is glamorous, but actually it is you with your laptop doing the job of the delivery man to CEO” Shabia shared with SheThePeople.TV.
Dr Megha Bhatt, SciKnowTech
Megha’s SciKnowTech is a unique concept of experiential science teaching in the Indian society. “It is fantastic to be recognised at this scale and also to meet other women entrepreneurs,” she shared.
These women’s stories are inspiring and a testament to their grit and creativity and we hope that they will inspire many more to take the entrepreneurial plunge.
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