The jury meet of Women Entrepreneurship Summit and Awards 2020 (WESA) took place at Shangri La’s Eros, New Delhi, on 14th February. To be held on 20th-21st February, 2020, the awards felicitates extraordinary women entrepreneurs who have brought about transformative changes in the Indian business and social ecosystem, through their unconventional approach and disruptive ideas. It believes in more than just ‘empowerment’, it identifies and supports women leaders and innovators who have created new opportunities, for themselves as well as for others.
Neerja Birla, Founder and Chairperson of Mpower, was the chairperson for the jury, with other members including Sabina Chopra, Co-Founder of Yatra.com, Srinath Sridharan, Corporate Advisor and CEO Coach, Anita Nayyar, CEO of Havas Media Group, India & South Asia, Pankaj Makkar, Managing Director of Bertelsmann India Investments, and Saurav Banerjee, Venture Partner at Kalaari Capital.
The panel saw a detailed debate where each of the submissions were evaluated in various categories, such as the Arts Culture Women Entrepreneur Award, Creative Woman Entrepreneur Award, Education & Education Tech Women Entrepreneur Award, Ecommerce Tech Women Entrepreneur Award, Fashion & Lifestyle Women Entrepreneur Award, and Startup Women Entrepreneur Award, to name a few.
During the two-day event, WESA would be presenting several stories of lessons learnt and even failures which paved the way for many entrepreneurs in today’s India. It will also enable many different industry stakeholders, including founders and investors, possessing unique talents and abilities in the field of technology, to collaborate with each other. This will help promote ideation, innovation, and the creation of a successful company, that’s ready for the future.