The global pandemic has brought people together like never before. We hear stories of people with extraordinary initiatives. Inspiration is for everybody, irrespective of geography. It seems the right thing for us to highlight women trailblazers and changemakers nationally & globally.

Culture Champion Award

This award will celebatre talented individuals and groups across a range of artistic fields. Many have left lasting impressions on the world with their gifts. Whether an actress, dancer, musician, singer, painter, photographer, poet, author, screenwriter, playwright or comedienne, we’re going to use this year’s awards ceremony revel in the outstanding talents of an  artist through a single piece of her work or a showcase of her talents.

Agent of Change Award

Through this special award we will celebrate the hard-work, inspiration and dedication of a lady who has been an agent of change. Through her regular work or any specific campaign, whether her work has been focused in her town locally,  or on critical issues further afield, nationally or globally. Her work should have brought about a positive change. Work could be around championing the rights of women and girls, preservation or enhancement of culture and heritage, policy change at workplace, challenging inequality and injustice experienced by women and advance awareness of a specific concern, this award gives us a unique opportunity to share and shine a light on remarkable stories of change.  

Lifetime Achievement Award

Our special lifetime achievement award recognises the contribution of a phenomenal woman who, over the course of her whole career and lifetime, has given her time, energy and gifts to enhance the people and place where she lives. The winner of this award will boast a life story which acts as a guiding beacon to inspire others who share it with her.

Girl Up Award

This award will celebrate an exceptional woman who has supported other women to achieve their goals. Support can be in form of (but not limited to), connecting people, signposting and mentoring. This category is open to Ambassadors, Patrons of  organisation supporting women, Networkers, Community Connectors, Mentors. If you have  supported other girls or women achieve success,  you are a potentail Girl Up Award winner! 

Rising Star Award

The Rising Star award is intended to recognize an emerging leader in any field, at any level. Employee, volunteer or owner, her record should reflects ongoing and exceptional growth in contribution to the profession or organisation. She should demonstrate an increased level of leadership, responsibility, and sphere of impact. She will have not yet reached a senior-or chief-level position, but her track-record should reflect a strong career trajectory with the possibility for appointment at the highest levels of the profession or organisation.

Couple of the Year Award

There are so many occasions when we celebrate inspired individuals but the hidden story is that there is often another person, sometimes in the background, sometimes alongside. In every case, the support from that partner is crucial in enabling the achievement we celebrate. This award will celebrate and shine a light on an amazing, inspirational couple whose partnership at home or at work inspires others.

Global Associates

Vivek Atray

Vivek Atray

ex IAS, is a Motivational Speaker, Author, Mentor, Advisor, Columnist and Visiting Professor.

He has 8 TEDx Talks and 3 highly popular JOSH Talks. Over 30 lakh people have viewed his videos on YouTube.

He is the founder of SUVICHAR Think Tank, Visiting Professor at Shoolini University, member of the CSR Advisory Board of ACTION AID. He is also a founder of the Vibrant Networking Forum, Playwrite Foundation, Chandigarh Literary Society and Co-Convenor of INTACH Chandigarh. He is a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Chandigarh UT.

He addresses audiences from Industry, Academia, Government, et al, on the Nuances of Leadership, Good Governance, Emotional Intelligence, Life Skills, People Skills, Public Speaking Skills, Meditation, Calmness, Entrepreneurship, Education & Sports Management.

He has inspired thousands of youngsters to adopt a cheerful, positive and multi-dimensional approach to their lives.

Vivek Atray is an acclaimed orator and has spoken in India and abroad at events of HORASIS, NASSCOM, CII, TIE, NCGG, LBSNAA, IIFT, ISB, Universities, Colleges, Schools and private companies.

His novels are “Move on Bunny!” & “Dubey ji Bounces Back”. He writes a fortnightly column- Random Forays- for the Hindustan Times. His new book is FINDING SUCCESS WITHIN- 52 LIFE SKILLS for YOUNG INDIANS.

 

Pervaiz Alam

Pervaiz Alam

Broadcast Journalist, Founder-Director of Cine Ink Ltd UK

Well known Broadcast Journalist, Pervaiz Alam is the Founder-Director of Cine Ink Ltd UK. In his long career as a broadcaster, Pervaiz Alam worked for the BBC in London, holding various positions. At BBC World Television, Wood Lane, London, Pervaiz was the Executive Producer of the programmes such as India Business Report, presented by Raghav Bahl of TV 18, Question Time India, presented by Prannoy Roy of NDTV, HARDtalk India, presented by Karan Thapar, Business Bites, presented by Ronnie Screwvala of UTV, Mastermind India, presented by Sidhartha Basu, Question Time Pakistan, presented by Mehreen Jabbar, Bollywood Bosses and Face to Face.

As a producer of news and current affairs, Pervaiz has reported and produced programmes for the BBC from Budapest, Prague, Berlin, Dubai, Amman and Jerusalem. He has extensively covered general elections in India from various states. He has also interviewed some of the top politicians from India and Pakistan such as former prime ministers, Chandra Shekhar, Narsimha Rao, Inder Kumar Gujral and Benazir Bhutto.

In 2010, he directed and produced a series- Life Gulmohar Style- of 156 radio plays for the BBC ACTION AID, broadcast by more than 20 FM Radio Stations in India.

Affan A Yesvi

Affan A Yesvi

Editor in Chief WAJD, Magazine Editor Rhyvers Media Portal

Affan, a regular contributor in Huffington post, Hindustan Times, The Tribune, DailyO, The Quint, Speaking Tree, & First Post has been an avid writer on various social issues. He has also presented papers and delivered many lectures in various international conferences.

Affan founded a non-profit organization, The Inner Call – The Forum for Evolution, Development and Awareness in 2009. In 2011, Affan founded the Yasawi Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting research and aesthetic development in Sufi world heritage. Yasawi Foundation has been actively conducting Sufi workshops and research in mysticism. His efforts have been largely viewed as an instrument of the global message for peace, tranquility and brotherhood. He is a young award-winning social activist from Kashmir who was facilitated with India’s Top 100 Young Leader’s Award 2017.

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