Marketing Mind in association with Times Applaud organized Women Icon Awards 2020 on 28th February 2020 at Sahara Star, Mumbai. The motive of the Award Function is to highlight and celebrate women and their achievements and with the same, inspire the in-making self-made women out there as well. It is a blessing to witness women coming forward to do what makes their souls happy and nothing makes us more proud watching these warriors evolve!
It is an honour to announce the winners of Women Icon Awards 2020 and bring forward the women and their tremendous performance & growth.
1. Mrs.Urrmee Kapoor– Iconic Fashion Designer
Urrmee Kapoor under the same label name is a well known and respected designer in Mumbai. She has developed a unique style of her own and is known for her creation of exclusively designed and custom-fitted garments at affordable costs.
2. Prof.Manju Aggarwal & Dr. Sunita Sarkar – Icon In Education Industry(IBSAR)
Established in 2004, the Institute of Business Studies & Research (IBSAR) is a premier management school. The Insitute was set up in Navi Mumbai to give an impetus to management education, and ever since has been acting as the pioneer in the field of management education interfacing with the industry, business leaders & academicians.
3. Mrs.Geetanjali Singh- Icon In Speech & Hearing (Shravani Speech & Hearing- Diagnostic & Therapy Center)
Founder & Director of Shravani Speech & Hearing- Diagnostic & Therapy Center in Mumbai. Having attended many conferences and workshops on the International level, She is a specialist in the Speech & Hearing field benefiting people with pediatric and geriatric services.
4. Mrs.Summan R Agarwal- Women Icon For Social Cause (Suprayas Foundation)
Social Work runs in her blood as her grandfather, Mr. Hukumchand Bansal, was a freedom fighter. She consistently works for the welfare of the downtrodden. Being a member of acid survivors foundation India Ltd, she has been working since 2009 for the acid attack victims. It is because of her efforts & followup with the law ministers, member of parliaments & MLAs, that the formation of new IPC Section 326(A) & 326 (B) took place.
5. Mrs.Kiran Gill– Icon In Beauty & Hair Service (Benny Beauty Salon)
Ms Kiran Gill, popularly known as Benny, is the founder of Benny Beauty Salon. She completed her studies & training at top institutes in London. Due to her mastery and talent, she has made her mark in the beauty industry. Her experience of 40 years in the beauty business has only enriched her talent and expertise. Ms. Kiran Gill has been a member of various reputed international organizations of the beauty industry such as The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology in UK., Federation of International Beauty Therapists, and Society of British Therapists.
6 Mrs.Jupudi Deepika Ramakrishna- Icon In Home Décor (JRK Home Decor)
With a vision to expand JRK Home Décor as a one-stop solution for Home Décor items, she has always been on the run for Enhancing the store and lighting it up with the best décor. True Indian Woman and an Entrepreneur with a mission-aligned with Make In India and promotes artisans from every city across India. Deepika is a source of inspiration for every woman. Her attention to detail involved in every aspect of the firm and passion for the business are qualities that made her a great leader. Her success mantra is retail is all about detail.
7. Mrs.Janaki Swami- Iconic Business Entrepreneur (Namakkal Roadlines)
Janaki Swami working with her husband Vijay Kumar when he faced a huge loss and thought of shutting down their Business. She was the one who encouraged & accompanied to continue the business. It was her dedication and work due to which the business overcome all losses within 4 years and Now NRL is a successful transportation company having served 1 Lakh trucks to date.
8. Fria Palia- Young Achiever In Marketing ( Our Town The Villa Township )
At the age of 14 Friya Palia, Daughter of Nilufer & Kaiyomerz Palia founder of Our Town Villa Township decided to contribute towards her Parents Business. She flew Dubai along with her parents for India Property Show & Promoted the project with great confidence, honesty & dedication winning the hearts of many NRI’s. She returned back home with her parents & over 90 plot bookings. Over the years Friya has designed several villas. She is focussed on making OUR TOWN an ideal township for investment.
9. Mrs.Tarla Lall- Women Empowerment Through Education (Aasha Nu Zarnu)
She started Aasha Nu Zarnu Training, Coaching and counselling Center at Mira Road in 2008 where She educates women and gives training of Effective Communication skills. She helps them through motivational training programs to become economically independent and supports their family by generating additional revenue. In this way, she helps people by utilizing the available unused resources of the nation to generate revenue and raise national income.
10. Dr.Leenata Vivek Lolage- Icon In Ozone Therapist (Kalasiddhi Anorectal Ozone Hospital)
Since 1990, she is practising in ozone therapy and piles, fistula cases. Having treated over 15000 cases of gangrene diabetic foot and pilonidal sinus cases successfully, she is an experienced, skilled doctor in her field of specialization.
11. Dr.Harsha Jain– Iconic Physiotherapist Consultant (Orthospine Center & Physio Rehabilitation Care)
Harsha wanted to make a difference in people’s lives so she took the decision of becoming a physiotherapist. She is working in the western suburb of Malad for 12 years and is helping others regardless of circumstances focused on facilitating people to lead healthier lives. She assists people to restore, maintain and maximize their strength.
12. Dr. Masooma Ladiwala– Youth Icon In Physiotherapy ( Dr. Masooma’s Advanced Physiorehab)
Dr. Masooma is a Celebrity Physiotherapist who aims at turning ‘Setbacks into Comebacks’. Her passion for her profession is unmatched. She has received many national awards and is an inspiration for wannabe Physiotherapists. Being a single mother and fighting the battles of life her journey clearly states that if you dare to dream you can always achieve it.
13. Dr. Meghana Dixit- Icon in Energy Psychology and Success Coaching (De Mantraa)
Introducing Energy Psychologist & Success Coach Nayan Agarwal who guides people to achieve their highest potential. Having worked with over 15,000 people across 7 countries, and drawing from her own life experiences, she guides her clients out of their personal and professional abyss.
14. Mrs.Shradhda D. Upasani- Icon in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Upasani Super Speciality Hospital)
Dr.Shradhda Upasani passed MD, DGO, DEP from KEm hospital in 1969. Being a teacher in FPAI has taught hundreds of Gynaecologist Laparoscopic T.L. She has done record 50000 deliveries till date. Recipient of 2 Gold Medal from Government of Maharashtra, every year she gets awarded for doing maximum Sterilizations in Private Nursing Home.
15. Miss.Ranjita Raman- Woman Leadership Icon in Edtech (Jaro Education)
Working with India’s leading Ed-Tech organization for more than a decade, she has been instrumental in creating digital disruption in learning space. Bold, charismatic and energetic person with excellent leadership her journey from an Executive to COO is surely inspiring.
16. Dr. Jayanti Kamat– Icon in Infertility Specialist (Kamat Hospital)
Dr. Jayanti Kamat is an MD FICOG trained in advanced infertility services in Israel. Director of Shrishti fertility care centre one of the best IVF centres in Mumbai, she has made the dream of parenthood come true for many couples. She firmly believes that the first step towards women’s empowerment is good health.
17. Mrs. Rachana Shethia– Iconic Yoga & Fitness Expert (Bliss The Yoga Studio)
Founder and director of Bliss The yoga studio Mumbai, Rachana is a young entrepreneur, yoga and Wellness expert. She is running her fitness studio successfully from a decade and has trained 1000s of students.
18. Meghna Parekh Sheth– Iconic Diet & Obesity Consultant (Nutrition Counselling Centre)
Meghna is a leading Diet and Obesity consultant and runs diet and nutrition counselling centres at- Kandivali and Goregaon, Mumbai. With around two decades of experience, she has helped several patients to lose weight in a scientific way and thereby gain health. Author of three editions of the book -Amazing Diet Facts and Calorie book and a regular columnist in Gujrati magazine- Chitralekha, she is a true Women Icon.
19. Miss Forum Bakulesh Kathrani– Iconic Best English Grammar Class( Playwood Activity Classes)
Miss Forum Bakulesh Kathrani is the in-charge and proprietor of Playwoods Activity classes situated at J.P Road Andheri west. Having done her Diploma in English grammar and Jolly from a well known U.K Trainer Mrs. Jigna Dharod, She is popular for teaching Jolly phonics and English grammar.
20. Mohini Gandhi- Iconic Women Entrepreneur (Mohini Jewel Gallery)
Started with an Initial capital of Rs. 5,000/- she decided to make ornaments for Ganapati Idols. Because of achieving popularity for her quality designs, her brand Mohini Jewel Gallary now makes jewellery for most of the Marathi serials. Even The entire jewellery for the blockbuster film “Tahnaji – The Unsung Worrier” was supplied by Mohini Jewel Gallary.
21. Mrs. Priyanka Goswami- Iconic Educator In Interior Designing (Envisage Institute of Design)
She had a keen interest in designing and architecture but was denied permission to pursue architecture as a career. This didn’t stop her and she became the director of Envisage Institute of Design. Introducing the director of Envisage Insitute of Design- Mrs. Priyanka Goswami.
22. Dr.Tejal Khadakban- Iconic Breast & Gynecological Cancer Surgeon (Phoenix Cancer Clinic)
She is a Consultant Surgical Oncologist from Phoenix Cancer Clinic, Kalyan, Maharashtra. She specializes in Breast and Gynecological Cancer Surgeries. Being Obsessed with the burden that cancer patients undergo, she decided to set up her own clinic to help those underprivileged sections of society, suffering from the atrocities of cancer. Many of her patients are not even charged for their treatment whereas most of them pay the least that one can imagine.
23. Mrs.Sparsha Manjrekar– Fastest Growing Nail Brand (YS Nails & Academy)
A self-made woman, She is an entrepreneur in the beauty industry. She started her nail brand as YS nails and academy, where she provides her own exclusive products, In the past 10yrs she has worked towards building vocation of underprivileged women and her focus has always been on women empowerment.
24. Dr. Ashwini Jogade Pandhare- Icon in Healthcare
She is a Proud Mother, paediatrician, social activist, mentor and team leader. Has received many awards in her field and is a VP of ANBAI: Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa and Secretary of AHPI – Maharashtra.
25. Dr. Mitusha Verma- Young Iconic Radiologist
She is a person who always likes to enrich and enhance her knowledge. She has a keen interest in Teaching and Research activities as well. She believes in teamwork and multitasking.
26. Ankita Lokhande- Fresh Face in Bollywood Industry
Indian Film and TV Actress who is popularly known for her role in Pavitra Rishta as Archana. Made her Debut in the Film Industry in Manikarnika and soon to be seen in Baghi 3, she is a state-level Badminton player and also won a few awards in her field.
27. Shreya Gupto- Emerging Face in Digital Cinema
Started as a child artist in Tamil Film industry and worked her way up in Films, TV Commercials and known for her roles in Youtube World. she has been awarded as an Emerging star of the year by Intercontinental Quality Awards
28. Jasleen Kohli- Digital Marketing Professional of the Year
Jasleen has been part of Dabur’s digital journey for over 5 years now. She has been awarded Trail Blazer Award and CEO excellence award for her contribution to digital campaigns. She has stepped out of her comfort zone and executed many campaigns.
29. Srishty Mishra- Marketing Innovator of the year
A passionate and result oriented marketer and has handled digital strategy for over 50 domestic and international brands. Nominated for women incorporates awards 2019 by Women’s Web. Speaker at UNICOM Digital Marketing Summit 2019, she has single-handedly managed social media promotion for multiple campaigns.
30. Miss Leena Mogre- Celebrity Fitness Guru
Started her fitness career in 1994, she was the first woman personal trainer in India. Having trained Bollywood stars like Madhuri Dixit, John Abraham, Katrina Kaif, Bipasha Basu, she has won over 32 national and international awards. She has now opened her own foundation to give back to society and wishes to take fitness education to the next step.
31. Mrs. Mamta Lawrence D’Souza- Iconic Police Officer
In her 30 years of service, she has worked in various police stations, traffic branches, crime branch and Cid. Investigated various cases like Murder, Rape, POCSO, Decoity, Molestation, Theft, etc. She is the 1st Lady officer who is working as the in-charge of sensitive police stations like Shanti Nagar in Bhiwandi. Also, she is a national level player in basketball and Handball.
32. Apoorva Arora- Iconic Face Of The Year
The first time she got a role in the film was at the age of 12 years. She went on to star in various ad campaigns and became a household face. Currently, Apoorva is one of the most sought-after faces. She stars in Hindi, Kannada, Punjabi and Gujarati films and very well known in Youtube World.
33. Trishna Savai- Iconic Tarot Card Reader & Healer
Trishna Savai is a Tarot expert, a healer, and a mind programmer. She also has been a chairperson at all ladies league a renowned women organization and also a member at IMC ladies wing. Her mission is to spread positivity and create an impact on people’s lives across the globe.
34. Gauri Kiran- Emerging Face In Marathi film Industry
A well- known Marathi Actress, made her mark in the industry be it in movies, television, theatre or even short films. She has been awarded as the Best First Debut at the Marathi Film Awards for her outstanding performance as Smita in the Movie Pushpak Vimaan. An upcoming star, Fun-loving, dedicated Woman.