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Winners of the Digital Women Awards 2021

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Meet the Winners of the Digital Women Awards 2021: India’s biggest initiative for women entrepreneurs, the SheThePeople Digital Women Awards presented by Google and empowered by Colors announced its 2021 winners. The applications came from across the country from cities like Bareilly, Siliguri, Nashik, Calicut, Wayanad, Jammu, Ludhiana and the metros. From breaking into new sectors like climate change, environmentally friendly products, to new age experiential marketing agencies, our winners this year are a very diverse set of women.

There has been a surge in women entrepreneurship during the COVID pandemic, even though most remain outside of the organised sector and therefore not counted for in the economic process. Fortunately this is changing as female entrepreneurs make every effort to scale up, widen their audiences and provided products across the world.

Women hold the greatest power in India’s financial development story. If we as country simply shift the focus on making an equal playing field for women, the country’s economy could develop a lot quicker because women are essential for our labor force.

According to McKinsey, the nation’s economic product could add $770 billion—over 18%—to its GDP by 2025, essentially by offering equivalent chances to female workers. Women can add to the economy as occupation searchers as well as occupation makers, for example, by means of entrepreneurship. One major development factor for this has been the force women bring to the table because of how quickly they have adopted to the power of digital growth.

SheThePeople’s Founder, Shaili Chopra says, “Indian women make for half the country’s population and 10% of the world’s population. As a country, we have to find a way to employ and meaningful engage such a strong potential workforce. One big way of doing that is to encourage entrepreneurship among women.”

Chopra adds, “COVID has forced people to think ‘disruption’ and women have shown agility and flexibility in taking on change by switching to digital and using it for enterprise and small business growth.” She adds, Indian women, half of our 1.4 billion population, have a significant potential to lift the economy into the next phase.

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NAME COMPANY
Kunika Rathore The Unknown Agency
Lubna Naseem DezignApe
Sapna Shahani Blurb Goa
Mrinalini Shastry Six Yards Plus
Sinal Shah Petsy Online
Babita Gupta House of Neeba
Raina Shariff Oui Oui
Akanksha Savanal A Curve Story
Monika Shergill Netflix
DVL Padma Priya Suno India
Shweta Dalmia Climapreneur
Anjalee Das Cookiee and Craft
Saumya Pankaj The India Craft Project
Dolly Singh Content Creator
Hansika Jethnani Funky Maharani
Gayatri Gandhi Joy Factory
Sneha IndieGood
Shivi Kapil Empathy Design Labs
Daisy Tanwani Pinklay
Chaitsi Ahuja Brown Living
Madhavi Adalja Resin Creator
Avni Aggarwal Sundari Handmade
Chandni Agarwal The Little Tags
Kamiya Jani The Curly Tales
Anjali Bawa Voila.Expert
Ruchi Garg Venue Look
Agrima Wadhwa The Square Knot
Nisha Mehta Little Birdie
Namrata Sharma The Sandook
Sandhya Sravya Malla Little Souls Wardrobe
Gaargi Prehar Puplords
Chindu Kalavai
Priyanka Yadav Khwabeeda
Bhargavi Veebhaboutique