Women across the board are doing some tremendous work today. They are breaking glass ceiling and smashing patriarchy as they go about launching start-ups, working in male-dominated industries and innovating in technology. But what is most important is that these women are recognised so more women and young girls feel motivated. To do this, Womennovator in association with COWE powered by KGS Advisors (www.kgsadvisors.com) and KEI Industries launched an effort to select 100 inspirational women and cover their stories of triumph, trials, and tribulations from various states across the country and felicitated them on April 30.

The day was marked with more than 100 Women Elevator pitches. With the “maximum women changemakers giving elevator pitches”, the event made it to the “Asia Book of Records”.

Through the initiative, the organisation will send stories of women achievers to ministries, PSUs, corporates, financial institutions, banks, varied embassies and international organizations. This will be in the form of a management planner documenting 103 inspiring women and 31 women influencers across India and abroad.

Founding President, COWE India- Delhi Chapter,  CEO –  KGS Advisors and Co-founder of Womennovator, Tripti Shinghal stated that the whole concept of launching these 100 women faces is not just to bring them recognition and award them, but also to ensure their empowerment by connecting them to relevant fellow Womennovators, mentors, financial advisors, various media platforms, crowdfunding, Government schemes.

Womennovator, founded by Shruti Jagetia, has chosen a few mentors and influencers who will guide the 100 women get to the funding level and help them scale their businesses. Jagetia said during the event informative panel discussion by Ministries, Department and financial institutions also took place which had representatives from MSME, MSDE, DIPP (Invest India and Startup India), Financial Institutions, Niti Aayog, SIDBI which highlighted Government schemes exclusively for Women entrepreneurs across central and other states.

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One of the mentors, Archana Gupta of KEI Industries, told SheThePeople.TV: “Women need to grab the opportunities they get. Many times we miss the opportunities because of various reasons but what I believe in is, everything will fall into place if you take that one step forward to reach to your dream.”

Renowned fashion designer, Rina Dhaka, who was also present at the ‘100 Women Faces’ event, said that gender does not matter when it comes to entrepreneurship. “In the longer run, these platforms create a sense of awareness of women entrepreneurship which helps the atmosphere, put pressure on government support schemes and as they get recognition, women together as a body can also prosper and take advantage of that unity.”

A jury of Babul Supriyo, Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise, actor Avijit Dutt, Naina Lal Kidwai, Chairman of the India Advisory Board of Advent International Private Equity, cricketer Suresh Raina, actor Paresh Rawal, journalist and news anchor Shereen Bhan, Blossom Kochhar, Founder of Aroma Magic range of products, Arunachalam Muruganantham, Founder and CEO at Jayashree Industries, and Sonam Wangchuk, Founding-director of the Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL) selected the 100 inspirational women.

The chief guest of the event included Manoj Tiwari and guests of honors were Sonam Wangchuk, Naina Lal Kidwai, Blossom Kochhar, Avijit Dutt, Sudhanshu Mittal, Shazia Ilmi, Shahnaz Husain among many other.

100 women entrepreneurs
Shahnaz Hussain gives award to Anjali Gupta of Jute Artisans

Here’s the list of the 103 women who are making a difference to society and the environment around:

  1. Ajanta Chandan, Founder of Ithiha
  2. Anjali Singh, Secretary of JUTE ARTISANS GUILD ASSOCIATION
  3. Anjaly Maheshwari, President of Sanatan Seva Mission Trust 2016 (Work for unprivileged children’s education)
  4. Anju Arora, Founder of Naari, Women Wellness Initiative
  5. Anuradha Chadha, founder and MD of 3A CLOTHING COMPANY
  6. Aparna Mishra, Founder Director of Radiance Corporate Solutions Pvt. Ltd
  7. Aparnaa Laxmi Singh, Founder Secretary of EcoLibFoundation
  8. Bhavna Bajaj, Founder of Social Umbrella Legal advisers and consultancy
  9. Bina Ramani, Director of LADY MALABAR INDIA PVT LTD
  10. Chandni Khan, Co-founder of VOICE OF SLUM
  11. Charushilla Narula Bajpai, Founder Director of EduShilla University Connection Private Limited
  12. Chetna Sinha, Founder/ Chairperson of Mann Deshi Foundation / Mann Deshi Bank
  13. Chitrankshi Suneja, Co-founder of Campusvibes
  14. Devika Gurung, Founder of Fidgety Fingers
  15. Dolly Jai, Founder of M/s Pink Lemon
  16. Binal Doshi, Co-founder of PlexusMD
  17. Rita Bakshi, Chairperson of International Fertility Centre
  18. Ritu Kela, Dean of College of Applied education and health sciences
  19. Gagandeep Kaur Gulati, Educationist, IITM, NEW DELHI
  20. Elsa Marie D’silva, Founder of Red Dot Foundation (Safecity)
  21. Garvita Gulhati, Founder of Why Waste?, Ecotonix, Chronicles of Change, The Changemakers Society
  22. Gauri Durga Chakraborty, Jt Acting Head and Associate Professor of AMITY SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION, AMITY UNIVERSITY, NOIDA
  23. Geetanjali Kasliwal, MD of ANANTAYA RETAILS PVT LTD
  24. Harini Madhira, Founder of Cisne For Arts
  25. Harpreet Ahluwalia, CEO of Earthly Creations
  26. Indrani Mukherjiee, MD and CEO of BAMBOOOZ & FURN BAMBU PVT LTD
  27. Jinal Ajmera, Co-founder and COO of FinPlus Business Solutions LLP
  28. Kanika Pal, Co-founder of SoCHE Foundation
  29. Kavana Mayur, Mattress Lounge & Rainbow Careers India
  30. Kopal Maheshwari, Chairperson of Little Einsteins
  31. Kirstin Kagetsu, Co-founder and CEO of Saathi Eco Innovations
  32. Madhavi Shree, Founder of WORLD OF POSITIVE NEWS
  33. Madhavi Jadhav, CEO of ThatMate
  34. Mamta Saikia, CEO of BHARTI FOUNDATION
  35. Manju Rathi, HOD of IDEA, WOW(women of wonderland), shree acedemy, my adventures, nabh-nir camps
  36. Mansi Mehta, Founder of KISHORI FOUNDATION
  37. Mayuri Misra, Founder and CEO of SHAKTISHI
  38. Meenakshi M Singh, Founder of ShetheShakti, AuthorsPress India
  39. Meenu Maggon, MD and CEO of Kaunsiurge
  40. Megha M, Co-founder of Project DEFY, MUSEInc
  41. Monalisa Sagar, Director of Dezine Display Solutions
  42. Jigna Shah Samir, CEO of REVE’ Fashions
  43. Namita Banka, CMD of Banka bioloo limited
  44. Nandini Diwakar, Founder of D’WALKERS KITCHEN
  45. Neeru Bhushan Principal Scientist and Incharge at ICAR- IARI
  46. Neeta Bhatia, Founder of Fantasia
  47. Nmami Agarwal, Founder and CEO of Nmami Life
  48. Payal Agarwal, Founder of Tranquilitea
  49. Pinky Maheshwari, Founder Director at Surprise Someone
  50. Prarthna Gupta, Chairperson and MD at CACHE TECHNOLOGIES
  51. Preeti Monga, CEO of Silver Linings
  52. Priyanka Kaul, Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer, NDTV and COO, Special Projects & Events at NDTV
  53. Pushpanjali Chawla, Founder of Pivotul Consulting
  54. Radhika Bajaj, founder of Rootsaps
  55. Ranju Minhas, Founder of SHIELD-Citizen’s Initiative
  56. Ranu Jain Gupta, VP at My Sanika Cancer Care Society
  57. Reema Sathe, Founder of Happy Roots
  58. Reety Wadhwa, Founder of The RW Corporation
  59. Renu Bajpai, President of UMA SHANKAR DIXIT’S CONSORTIUM OF SKILL DEVELOPMENT, TRAINING AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
  60. Rita Arora, Home Chef
  61. Ritika Kothari, Founder of Casa Quirky
  62. Ruchi Rastogi, Founder Director of Hunar Foundation
  63. Ruchika Beri, Co-founder of Jewelove
  64. Rupali Ambegaownkar, Founder of TCW tea Pvt Ltd
  65. Sabita Mahato, Mountaineer
  66. Sarita Sharma, Founding member of TheTeacherApp
  67. Shabri Prasad, Author
  68. Shagun Singh, Founder of Geeli Mitti Farms LLP
  69. Shalini Diwan, Founder of Global Fighters
  70. Sharmin Ali, Co-founder of Instoried Research Labs Pvt Ltd
  71. Sheetal Gupta, VP of Universal Health Foundation
  72. Shiksha Oberoi, co-founder Impact Media 360 and Indi.com
  73. Shilpi Datta Som, Founder Many Frocks &
  74. Shital Somani, Co-founder of S4S Technologies
  75. Shriti Chajed, Founder of BookEventz
  76. Shutapa Paul, Founder of NewCrop and Dharma Media Consultants
  77. Shweta Shalini, Chief Evanglist, The Billennium Divas
  78. Smriti Chabra, Founder of Gurgaon Community Circle
  79. Sneha Routray, President- Grameen Sneh Foundation.
  80. Sonal Jindal, Founder and Director of MEDUSA
  81. Sonali Thapar, Director of Thapar Investments
  82. Soumya Dabriwal, Founder of Project Baala
  83. Sreeraja Rajeshwari, Yellapragada, Founder of SIDHI CREATIONS
  84. Sridevi Nallamilli, MD of Green Leaf Solutions
  85. Priti Shah – CEO Payswiff Solutions Pvt Ltd
  86. Sujata Parashar, Author/Social Activist
  87. Supriya Paul, Co-founder of Josh Talks
  88. Supriya Rathi Bagri, Founder and CEO of RoboVR
  89. Suvarna Raj, Program Director of Association for Disabled People
  90. Sweta Joshi, CEO of Algaari Ventures
  91. Vandana Mishra, Founder of Travandyz (opc) Pvt Ltd
  92. Vinita Bhatia, National Head- Media and Sports of Times of India
  93. Sarika Mehta, Founder of Sarika mehta cooking classes
  94. Deepali Tyagi, Artist at Fine Art institute
  95. Kanika Tekriwal, CEO of JetSetGo Aviation Pvt. Ltd.
  96. Geetangali Chopra, Founder and Director at Wishes and Blessings (NGO)
  97. Prerna Bhatia, Founder President of Nurturing Dreams TRUST
  98. Japna Pradhan, Pradhan of Panchayati Raj
  99. Sonal Verma, Director of Hill Foundation Group Of Education, Dehradun
  100. Prachi Kaushik, MANAGING DIRECTOR & FOUNDER of Vyomini
  101. Kanika Shori, COO of Square Yards
  102. Diba Naizia, Social Activist, WZYF
  103. Rachana Jain, Founder of World of Winners Ltd & Devine Messages Ltd

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