Winners of the L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards 2014

MUMBAI: L'Oréal Paris, the world’s No. 1 beauty brand and Femina, India’s largest women’s magazine once again came together to celebrate India’s women achievers at the third edition of the L'Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards 2014 at The Leela, Mumbai. The awards celebrated 'Women of Worth' in India, honouring women who work selflessly for their communities across 14 categories including Social Impact, Community Causes, Science & Innovation and Education amongst others.

Honouring women with extraordinary accomplishments and exceptional commitment to their careers and communities, the L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards brought to the fore the strength and contribution of Indian women to society.  The nominees were shortlisted after an extensive research process while identifying each one’s key contribution in their respective fields.

Manashi Guha, GeneralManager, L'Oréal Paris said, “It gives us immense pleasure to see the L'Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards grow as a platform that recognizes strong women so committed to the society around them. L'Oréal Paris firmly believes in women empowerment and applauds any woman who bravely takes on a challenge and converts it into an opportunity. I would like to congratulate these Women of Worth for their exemplary work and thank them for inspiring women everywhere to empower themselves and lead an extraordinary life.”

Sharing his views on organizing these awards, Tarun Rai, CEO, World Wide Media said, “Over 50 years Femina has celebrated and inspired the modern Indian woman through its pages. It was only fitting that we institute and award for women achievers across a variety of fields. In its third edition the L’Oreal Paris Femina Women Awards will celebrate the achievements of 62 nominees. 15 of them will walk away with the stunning ‘Tangram’ trophy.”

The evening saw distinguished women from various walks of life being felicitated for work done in diverse fields. Sonam A. Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Katrina Kaifalong withAkshay Kumar, Huma Qureshi, NehaDhupia andAnupamKher, Dr. Swati Piramal, Sabyasachi, ZarinaScrewalafrom the esteemed jury members presented the awards. Other guests present at the awards included DiaMirza, Kunal Kapoor, Mini Mathur, SonaliKulkani,  PriaKatariaPuri, PoojaBedi, KalkiKochelin, Neel Bhoopalam, Nimrat Kaur.

With power packed performances by IshaSharvani, Aditi Mittal &SwanandKirkirethe ceremony brought alive the essence of womanhood in India and made the evening an occasion to remember.

Rounding off a successful third year of the awards Tanya Chaitanya, Editor, Femina said, “L'Oreal Paris Femina Women Awards 2014 are an out-and-out celebration of the deserving yet the unsung. Women who work tirelessly towards causes close to their heart, chasing excellence in all that they do, women who believe in taking the community along, women who make a huge difference to their surroundings. It is Femina's honour to have such women achievers step up and take a bow before the world in a befitting all-out extravaganza that the L'Oreal Paris Femina Women Awards 2014 is. Thank you, ladies!”

Winners of the third edition of L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards 2014

L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awardswere setup in 2012 by two formidable women-centric brands L’Oreal Paris and Femina to honour and provide a platform for women achievers who have done exceptional work in their respective fields. L’Oréal Paris, known for its powerful slogan ‘Because You’re Worth is not just the World’s No.1 beauty brand, but also a brand that embodies self-confidence and empowerment. Femina is synonymous with celebrating women and their achievements and has done pioneering work in putting these achievers in the spotlight for over five decades. Held on an annual basis, the awards will continue to honour and celebrate women achievers for their significant accomplishments towards the evolution of society.

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