Femina announces nominees for 2nd L'Oreal Femina Women Awards

To be held on March 19 in Mumbai, brand ambassador Sonam Kapoor announces nominees in 17 categories

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Femina announces nominees for 2nd L'Oréal Femina Women Awards

To be held on March 19 in Mumbai, brand ambassador Sonam Kapoor announces nominees in 17 categories

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | March 11, 2013

publive-image Sonam Kapoor with Manshi Guha, Marketing Manager- L'Oreal Paris (L) and Tanya Chaitanya, Editor, Femina (R)

As the world marked International Women's Day on March 8, Femina, India's first and largest read women's lifestyle magazine, in association with iconic beauty brand L'Oréal Paris announced the second edition of L'Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards 2013.

Present at a special ceremony to announce the nominees were Tanya Chaitanya, Editor, Femina, Manashi Guha, Marketing Manager, L'Oréal Paris, and Sonam Kapoor, L'Oréal Paris brand ambassador. Lauding Women of Worth, the awards will be held in Mumbai on March 19, 2013.

Honouring women with extraordinary accomplishments, outstanding leadership qualities and exceptional commitment to their careers and communities; the L'Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards will have 17 categories including science, business and entrepreneurship, sports, art, education, television, and music, among others.

The nominees have been shortlisted after an extensive research process while identifying each one's key contribution in their respective fields. The awards recognise and felicitate women of worth, while celebrating the many facets of their growth and prosperity.

The jury for the second edition of the awards includes Sudha Murthy, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation; Gauri Shinde, Ad film and feature film director; Neeta Lulla, fashion stylist and costume designer; Meera Sanyal, Chairperson and Country Executive for Royal Bank of Scotland Group; Seema Biswas, film and theatre actress; Pierre-Yves Arzel, MD, L'Oréal India; Tanya Chaitanya, Editor, Femina.

Tarun Rai, CEO, World Wide Media, which publishes Femina, said, “For five decades Femina has been the friend, philosopher and guide to the modern Indian woman. It has inspired as well as celebrated her achievements. And over these years Femina has grown to become India's largest English women's magazine. It is, only appropriate that Femina is awarding the Tangram trophy to women across 17 diverse categories. We are happy that we have a like-minded brand, L'Oreal, partnering us in this endeavour.”

Tanya Chaitanya said, “The L'Oreal Paris Femina Women Awards 2013 have gone a step further this year. This time we have made an all-out effort to introduce you to the unsung women who make a difference around us right from art to business, environment to science and technology. Not all the women on our nominee list are well known, but we promise you: each one of them is worth it.”

Manashi Guha, Marketing Manager, L'Oréal Paris, said, “L'Oréal Paris through its legendary signature 'Because You're Worth It', has always encouraged women to empower themselves and lead an extraordinary life while feeling beautiful from within. L'Oréal Paris salutes these extraordinary Women of Worth who have generously showed their unwavering support to various causes through multitude of initiatives and innovations. It is our pride and privilege as a beauty brand to co-create a platform like the L'Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards where women are recognised for their efforts.”

Showing her support was L'Oréal Paris brand ambassador Sonam Kapoor who said, “As a young woman, I am honoured to support a platform that celebrates and honours the most accomplished women in various walks of life for their talent, grace and ability to inspire and achieve. Being a part of the L'Oréal Paris family has inspired me to play a larger part in this wonderful initiative. My personal favourite is the founder of 'Bal Rashmi'. She has done some phenomenal work against sexual exploitation and towards the empowerment of women and children.”

Readers are also invited to vote for the Reader's Choice Category by visiting www.facebook.com/feminawoman and www.facebook.com/lorealparisindia