SheThePeople Announces The Shortlist For Digital Women Awards 2023

India’s biggest initiative for women entrepreneurs, Digital Women Awards 2023 is out with its shortlist. The most coveted award summit is now in its 9th edition and we're putting together a power-packed event during the celebrations of World Women Entrepreneurship Day this month.

06 Nov 2023 Updated On Nov 10, 2023 17:27 IST
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Digital Women Awards were established in 2015 with a vision of celebrating and recognising entrepreneurs leveraging innovation to build on the internet. In the last eight years, we have brought a diverse range of firebrand women, all united by their success in and passion for digital from across India. From Salem to Siliguri, Bathinda to Bengaluru, these awards bring women entrepreneurs across big and small cities to one forum, giving them a platform to interact and connect over shared challenges and successes.


In India, less than 30 percent of the female population goes to work. Today, especially in a post-pandemic world, there is a tremendous need for women to join the workforce and create opportunities and value for themselves. One way in which women are taking the stage is by opting for entrepreneurship and becoming job creators rather than just job seekers.

9 Years Of Putting The Spotlight On Women Entrepreneurs

There is a mini-revolution at work, both in urban and rural India, that is helping women entrepreneurs give wings to their ideas with technology. While there is a long way to achieve a more equal world and see more and more women entrepreneurs lead their companies to scale, the journey has surely begun.

The theme of the awards this year is 'Access to Success'. As women build small and big enterprises, one big gap they face is in the spotlight they truly deserve. From the intent of building the business to growing it to scale, stories of ‘how she did it’ are often left behind.

The theme also serves as a reminder of the fact that the country doesn’t just need to pay more attention towards the work women entrepreneurs are doing but also celebrate them as role models and widen the opportunity and inspiration cycle for others.



Here's the shortlist for the Digital Women Awards 2023

Name Organisation
Navya Naveli Nanda                            Project Naveli
Rinju Rajan                                           Tech4Good Community
N. Swathi Rusheetha    Knowvation Learnings
Jhoomar Mehta        Prod
Pavani Lolla        Future Step
Sushma Boppana    Infinity Learn and Academic
Nengneithem Hengma Runway Nagaland GTJ
Namrutha Ramanathan  Upcyclie
Midhula Devabhaktuni      Mivi 
Priti Rathi Gupta    LXME
Akitha Kolloju  Heamac
Shubhangi Gupta SportVot
Hasini Lakshminarayan Guiding Young Minds
Bani Singh Now and Me
Preetjot Kaur Inspire Coach Academy
Shruti Rawal Ewoke
Sathya Raja


Gunjali Kothari


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Dishita Choudhary WastED
Payal Jain Funngro
Megha Das Amounee
Dr. Kalpana Viswanath Safetipin
Dr. Nalini Saligram Arogya World
Sonia Notani BrainGymJr
Madhura Dasgupta Sinha Aspire For Her
Aanchal Kejriwal At Arrange It All
Mahima Bhalotia The Social Paathshala
Bhargavi Rathi Digital Go Where
Ritika Garg Avance PR
Teertha Anil Talisman
Himani Vaishnav

Media Mousse

Kanchan Garg




The awards are focussed on talent, entrepreneurship, innovation and creation by and among women who are building businesses using the internet. The 2023 spotlight is 'Access To Success' which is a celebration of women entrepreneurs who have harnessed the power of technology and AI to achieve remarkable success in the digital domain. This event aims to shed light on the inspiring stories of women who have embraced the digital landscape and made significant contributions to society through their innovative ventures.

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Aditi Seshadri Unlock Impact
Bhavana Pandey Wytti
Aastha Kochar Rank Scholars
Kamna Hazrati AndPurpose
Aparna Thyagaranjan Shobitam
Rima Kapadia and Rashi Maniar  Oceana Clutches
Dipti Daryanani Ahuja and Dipna Daryanani Love The World Today
Akansha Arora Dozen Pet Bakery
Parina Amulani and Disha Tanwani Momacado
Gauri Gopal Agrawal  Sirohi
Anupama Kumar Vijay Anand Vriksham Pregnancy Care Education    
Diksha Singhi Content Creator
Dr Lalitha Palle My PuraVida Wellness
Shivi Jalota Stori


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Ashima Arora and Rasmeen Sawhney  Aroosi
Arpita Pithava   First Time Mom
Anya Wig Her Haq
Swasti Mehta Pudina Punch
Ankita Singh Fashion and Beauty
Dhairya Gangwani Dhairya Decodes
Meena Kotwal The Mooknayak
Shikha Shah    Scrapshala
Palak Moondhra Ambrae
Shaan Khanna   Networking Now India
Shruti Thakker    Shrustar
Jamana Mahajan Satvic Foods
Nidhi Jain German Gyan
Kamakshi Agarwala Butt - Chique



SheThePeople Announces The Shortlist For Digital Women Awards

Srishti Banerjee Beyond The Binary
Radhika Batra Shah Radhika Fine Teas
Anjali Kanodia Saraf At new leaf
Anisha Shetty Thrift Baby Loot
NIshtha Yogesh Hunar Online Courses
Bhakti Mehta Little Food Co
Nidhi  NEMA AI
Sandhya Agarwal  SalesJarvis AI
Amtutha Belakavady  Pateni
Jyoti Joshi  Kroop AI


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Jayanti Bhattacharya Hemp and Co
Drishti Gupta Now and Me
Dr. Rajul Patkar SoilSens©
Srishty Jain CoLLearn
Bhakti Deshpande Artfills
Anaisha Sighvee Kuro
Arpita Pathak Counter-IED  
Shobana Uthayashankar Innogle
Anushka Gupta   MyMuse
Tanya Shah Toycra
Deepti Gupta Indian Working Women


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Kavita Rajwade IVM Podcast
Hema Bansal Ahlawat HJA
Alka Mehta  PayAid
Jeevika Tyagi Aastey
Ahana Gautam Open Secret
Meghna Agarwal IndiQube
Neha K Bisht Blue Buzz


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Digital Women Awards in numbers

In the last eight years, the Digital Women Awards has received a whopping 170,000 applications from across India and had 1,670 amazing speakers participating in 8 editions. The awards have witnessed a remarkable reach of 5 trillion on the internet. SheThePeople, a platform where we highlight all these stories, attracts an incredible 30 million viewers every month. We are proudly leading the women's movement in Asia, supporting and empowering women in a significant way.

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