Many of our women have taken the road less travelled to begin the journey of a thousand miles and it is the sheer grit and determination that kept them going, setting the bar across various fields for the rest of us to follow. To celebrate, recognize and award the remarkable achievements of such brave and driven Indian women on the illustrious occasion of International Women’s Day, Phoenix Marketcity, Pune hosted the third edition of ‘Phoenix Leading Lady Awards 2019’. The aim of these awards is to encourage women empowerment and at the same time bridge local, sectoral, developmental and social imbalances.
In the third edition hosted recently, Phoenix Marketcity felicitated fifteen exceptional women achievers across Maharashtra and Gujarat. Leading ladies from the field of Sports, Performing Arts, Social Impact, Personal Achievement and Business Excellence were bestowed the awards by Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan and Alankrita Sahai along with Center Director, Phoenix Marketcity, Arun Arora. The awards were hosted by Mandira Bedi.
For excellence in sports – Sakshi Gaidhani and Priyadarshani Jagushte, bagged the Phoenix Leading Lady trophy. Sunita Patil received the award for Personal Excellence in Bravery Personal excellence achievers were Sovna Puri and Amrapali Chavan; for bringing about a social change Pradnya Thakur, Gazala Paul, Bharathy Tahiliani were congratulated and awarded. V Soumyasri, Savitri Medhatul, Jahnvi Orphan, Rasika Shekar were presented with excellence in performing arts; and Business excellence awards were conferred to Neerja Lakhani, Sayalee Marathe and Neha Gandhi
Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Arun Arora, Centre Director, Phoenix Marketcity Pune, said, “The idea here was to honour these superwomen achievers from different walks of life for the stupendous work they have displayed in their respective arena and the impact they have created in the lives of others. To celebrate and recognize women who have dared to change the status quo through their noble pursuits, we came up with this unique initiative in 2017 ‘Phoenix Leading Ladies Awards’ and this is the third edition of the awards.”
This year again, Phoenix Marekctity collaborated with Terragni Consulting as Knowledge Partners for putting together the wonderful show. Partners have judiciously nominated the most deserving and unrecognized faces from different industries.