Thursday 14 March 2013

The L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards

Even before I stared my love affair with fashion and blogging there have been a few such things that have inspired me towards it. I fould my love for fashion and writing through the pages of Femina and the first beauty product I brought was from L'Oreal Paris.
So, when these two power house of inspiration and innovation decided to join forces to celebrate and honour women who have not just achieved by left a huge impact and brought about change in other people's lives, I really wanted you all to know about this amazing award and well as be a part of it too.
 Thanks to the 'Readers' Choice' section, we all can be a part of it and cast our vote for our fave nominee.

The L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards is all about felicitating women who have made a difference. Women who have stood up for a cause that’s closer to their hearts; whose efforts have brought smiles on faces of many, and who have helped others lead a better life.  

This is the second year of the L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards and it’s time to Meet these Women of Worth.
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, entrepreneurship, sports, art, education, television, and music, among others. 

There are three categories in the L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards. Along with  'Editor’s Choice' and 'Jury', we the reader are empowered to pick our fave by voting in the 'Readers’ Choice' section.
To know more about the nominees as well as cast your vote click here:

What’s special about this year’s awards?
This year L'Oréal Paris is going a step further and will not only felicitate these remarkable women but will also provide grants to the winners of four categories that will be voted for by the readers and fans of L'Oréal Paris and Femina.
To insure your favourite woman and her cause win, please cast your vote.
Let me introduce you to the nominees in each 'Readers’ Choice' award category so that you will have a better idea as which of the nominees deserve your vote. {The one highlighted in red is my pick}:

A. Favourite Face of a Cause
1. Amala Akkineni - founder of Blue Cross Hyderabad
2. Shabana Azmi - affiliated to NGO, Mijwan Welfare Society
3. Sampat Pal Devi - leader of the Gulabi Gang
4. Dr. Sunitha Krishnan - founder of Prajwala (anti-human trafficking organisation)
More details click here

B. Science and Innovation
1. Neha Juneja - Designed a modern stove called The Greenway Smart Stove
2. Zubaida Bai - Works with Ayzh, a Social enterprise
3. Rashmi Bharti - Co-founder of Avani,which creates eco-friendly livelihoods
4. Promita Sengupta - Founder of Innovation Unlimited & Portable Sanitation
More details click here

C. Online Influencer
1. Anusha Yadav - Founder of the Indian Memory Project
2. Rajashree Khalap - Blogger and founder of the IND Dog Project
3. Nayantara Kilachand - Editor and founder of
4. Nilanjana Roy - Blogger, author of The Wildings and is very active on Twitter
5. Ruhi Sheikh - Fashion blogger at Republic of Chic
More details click here

D. Social Impact
1. Chetna Gala Sinha - runs a business school for women in rural Maharashtra
2. Usha Chaudhary - founder of Vikalp Sansthan, works to prevent child marriage
3. Kousalya Periasamy - founder of Positive Women Network (empowers HIV+ women)
4. Bertha G Dkhar - lost her eyesight & invented the Braille code in Khasi language
5. Alice Garg - founder of Bal Rashmi (exposed sexual exploitation)
More details click here

Each nominee has done something outstanding and remarkable in her field. They all have contributed to society and their works have left a lasting impact in our minds. And as much as I would like to select everyone of them as my pick for winner, the women I have chosen have inspired me with their works and words. Some have found a way to turn the negative in their own life to positive use. Some have chosen to speak on issues where others have stayed silent for long. All my picks are women who inspire me and whom I look up too.

 These women of worth have made amazing things happen. They have empowered others through their initiatives and innovations. 
As friends and readers of Fashionopolis, I would really appreciate it if you could join me in this cause and vote for your favourite nominee as well. What better way to celebrate womanhood than to support these wonderful ladies and their noble cause.

Till then, tra-la,
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