Monday, 8 April 2013

L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards 2013 Announced

The 2nd edition of L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards 2013
announced by Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor with Manshi Guha, Marketing Manager- L'Oreal Paris (L) and Tanya Chaitanya, Editor, Femina at the L'Oreal Femina Women Awards Nominations Announcement

·         L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards to be held on March 19’ 2013 in Mumbai
·         L'Oréal Paris Brand Ambassador Sonam Kapoor announces the nominees
·         Nominees shortlisted after an extensive research process and an esteemed jury panel to select winners

Mumbai, March 7’2013: 
As the world marks International Women’s Day, a day inspiring women and celebrating their achievements, 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 19th March 2013.

Honoring 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. These unique awards recognize and felicitate Women of Worth, while celebrating the many facets of their growth and prosperity.

The jury for the second edition of the awards chairs the most esteemed panel and achievers from across various fields like:
v  Sudha Murthy, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation
v  Gauri Shinde, Ad-film and feature film director
v  Neeta Lulla, Fashion stylist and costume designer
v  Meera Sanyal, Chairperson and Country Executive for Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS Group)
v  Seema Biswas, Film and Theatre actress
v  Pierre-Yves Arzel, Managing Director, L’Oréal India
v  Tanya Chaitanya, Editor, Femina
Sharing his views on organizing these awards, Tarun Rai, CEO, World Wide Media 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. And we are happy that we have a like-minded brand, L’Oreal, partnering us in this endeavor
Sharing her thoughts, Tanya Chaitanya, Editor, Femina 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 recognized for their efforts.”

Showing her support was L'Oréal Paris brand ambassador Sonam Kapoor, “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 favorite 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

L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards 2013  Nominations
Reader's Choice Award
Favourite Face Of A Cause
Amala Akkineni
Shabana Azmi
Sampat Pal Devi
Dr. Sunitha Krishnan
Science And Innovation
Neha Juneja
Zubaida Bai
Rashmi Bharti
Promita Sengupta
Online Influencer
Anusha Yadav
Rajashree Khalap
Nayantara Kilachand
Nilanjana Roy
Ruhi Sheikh
Social Impact
Chetna Gala Sinha
Usha Chaudhary
Kousalya Periasamy
Bertha G Dkhar
Alice Garg
Editor's Choice Award
Kalki Koechlin
Lisa Haydon
Carol Gracias, model
Kiran Rao, director
Women We Love
MC Mary Kom
Shirin Juwaley
Deepa Malik
Vidya Balan
Aruna Jayanthi
Roopa Kudwa
Kalpana Morparia
Shikha Sharma
Neelam Dhawan
Jury Awards
Svati Chakravarty Bhatkal
Sakshi Tanwar
Kirron Kher
Ayesha Sharma
Ritu Dalmia
Deepika Govind
Paromita Banerjee
Aneeth Arora
Niki Mahajan
Gunjan Gupta
Saina Nehwal
Sharmila Nicolette
Mithali Raj
Tania Sachdev
MC Mary Kom
Sharmishta Ray
Milburn Cherian
Shilpa Gupta
Anju Dodiya
Hema Upadhyay
Business And Entrepreneurship
Reshma Anand
Tara Thiagarajan
Neha Kirpal
Neysa Mendes
Simrit Malhi
Anoushka Shankar
Shilpa Rao
Suman Sridhar
Shreya Ghoshal
Bombay Jayshree
Performing Arts
Nandita Das
Ratna Pathak
Padmini Chettur
Preethi Athreya
Sanjana Kapoor and Sameera Iyengar
Literary Contribution
Janice Pariat
Swati Kaushal
Anita Nair
Anuja Chauhan
Namita Gokhale
Cheryl D’Souza
Krithi Karanth
Rhea Rosalind Ramji
Kanchi Kohli
Ishita Khanna
Shaheen Mistri
Sabbah Haji
Afshan Perveen
Faith Gonsalves
Sonal Mehta

About Femina India:
Femina was first published in July 1959 and for over 50 years now, Femina, India’s first and largest read women’s English magazine has long been the definitive life and lifestyle guide for progressive woman. It is owned by Worldwide Media, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Times Group.  Femina is a magazine, published fortnightly in India. It primarily features articles on relationships, beauty and fashion, travel, women, cuisine, and health and fitness. It also features articles on celebrities and cultural facets of Indian women.

About L’Oréal Paris:
Present in more than 120 countries, L'Oréal Paris provides accessible luxury for all those who demand excellence in beauty. A philosophy which stems from the research carried out in our laboratories and our will to make professional expertise accessible. Icons of the arts, fashion and beauty, our spokespeople are passionate and talented individuals. These women and men of all ages, looks and origins are sources of inspiration for our generation thanks to their vision, engagement and talent.  Some of the iconic & innovative products from the L’Oreal Paris portfolio available in India are Excellence Crème, Total Repair 5 hair care, Youth Code, Hydrafresh, Volume Million Lashes Mascara, Colour Riche lipsticks and True Match foundations.
L'Oréal Paris truly believes that, whatever your age, gender, ethnicity or look, "you're worth it".

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