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Sonam Kapoor announces the nominees of 3rd edition of L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards 2014

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

L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards to be held on March 27’ 2014 in Mumbai

L’Oréal Paris Brand Ambassador Sonam Kapoor announces the nominees

Mumbai, March 2014: 

On the eve of International Women’s Day, Femina – India’s first and largest read women’s lifestyle magazine in association with iconic beauty brand – L’Oréal Paris present the third edition of the L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards. Lauding women of worth, the awards will be held in Mumbai on 27th March 2014. Present at a special ceremony to announce the nominees were Tanya Chaitanya (Editor, Femina), Manashi Guha (General Manager, L’Oréal Paris) and Sonam Kapoor (L’Oréal Paris Brand Ambassador).

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 14 categories including science, business and entrepreneurship, sports, art, and education, 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.

The jury for the third edition of the awards chairs the most esteemed panel and achievers from across various fields like:

· Dr Swati Pirmal, vice chairperson, Piramal Enterprises Ltd.

· Sabyasachi Mukerjee, Fashion Designer

· Zarina Screwvala, Founder and Managing Trustee, Swades Foundation

Sharing her thoughts, Tanya Chaitanya, Editor, Femina said, “The L’Oreal Paris Femina Women awards 2014are an indication of however small a beginning, if a woman and her work affects even a few people in a life-changing manner, then she deserves to be recognized and applauded. Extraordinary stories, exemplary courage and the larger vision – this year’s names are an inspiration to all of us. Join the movement!”

Manashi Guha, General Manager, L’Oréal Paris said, “L’Oréal Paris is not just the world’s leading beauty brand, but also a brand that embodies self-confidence and empowerment. The L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards are an initiative to recognize and appreciate ‘Women of Worth’ – women who make a beautiful difference in their community. Since its inception in 2012, the awards have felicitated over 35 women for their commitment to their communities, selflessness and drive to make a difference in the world.”

Showing her support was L’Oréal Paris brand ambassador Sonam Kapoor, “Every time I have said the L’Oréal Paris tag line – Because you’re worth it, I feel empowered and confident to achieve everything that I wish to. I’m extremely happy to be in the presence of such great ‘Women of Worth’ who have gone above and beyond every single day to contribute selflessly to society and make a difference to the world we live in.”

Readers are also invited to vote for the Reader’s Choice Category by visiting and

L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards 2014 Nominations:

1 - Favourite Face Of A Cause
Palak Muchhal
Pooja Warier
Sminu Jindal
Suzette Jordan
Mittal Patel

2 - Science And Innovation
Debadrita Mandal
Indrani Medhi Thies
Namita Banka
Upasana Makati

3 - Online Influencer
Mehvish Mushtaq
Meena Kandasamy
Swati Ramanathan
Priyanka Bose

4 - Social Impact
Neidonuo Angami- Naga Mothers Association
Vrinda Grover
Kiran Bedi
Ruchira Gupta

Editor’s Choice Award

5 - Woman We Love
Arunima Sinha
Anita Lobo
Yasmin Sheikh
Bachendri Pal

6 - Leadership
Chitra Ramakrishnan
Nishi Vasudeva
Kirthiga Reddy
Arundhati Bhattacharya
Sairee Chahal

Jury Awards

7 - Design and Arts
Shilo Shiv Suleman
Radhika Mittal & Madhvi Khaitan
Parvathi Nayar
Smita Singh Rathore

8 - Sports
Rani Rampal
Bhabani Munda
Geeta Phogat
Heena Sidhu–Pandit
PV Sindhu

9 - Business And Entrepreneurship
Pavithra YS
Aparna Banerjee
Vijaya Pastala
Neeti Tah

10 - Music and Performing Arts
Rani Khanam
Shivani Tanksale
Kaushiki Chakrabarty
Mohini Dey
Aditi Mittal

11 - Films
Usha Jadhav
Kausar Munir
Anubhuti Kashyap
Nina Lath Gupta
Nimrat Kaur

12 - Literary Contribution
Urvashi Butalia
Amruta Patil
Samhita Arni

13 - Environment
Jamuna Tudu
Latika Thukral
Divya Mudappa
Mahima Mehra

14 - Education
Aarti Naik
Razia Sultana
Timira Gupta
Irfana Patel

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