On 7th August, 2019, the premiere ‘International Women Leaders Forum’ (IWLF) held its prestigious Awards Ceremony – the 6th Flagship ‘Business Leadership Conclave: Leadership And Innovation Awards 2019’ – at a glittering ceremony in Mumbai’s Novotel, where Parsi Times’ Editor-in-Chief, Anahita Subedar was honoured with the ‘Leader In Media’ Award, in recognition of her comprehensive role over the past two decades as a media professional. Senior H R Consultant, Dr. Adil Malia, who gave a special address on the occasion, was also felicitated. PT Columnist Dr. Jasvi, who shares her unique Numero-Tarot monthly column, received the ‘Innovation In Spiritual Sciences’ Award, while Kalyani Kapadia, the CEO at K-11 (founded by Fitness Visionary Kaizzad Kapadia) was recognized for her achievements as a woman leader in Health and Wellness.
Shri R K V Patil, Minister for Housing, Govt. of Maharashtra, was the Chief Guest of the day-long seminar which culminated into the Awards Ceremony in the evening. In addition to Dr. Adil Malia, who had the audience rapt with his charismatic and insightful talk on inspirational leadership, brilliant speeches were also delivered by industry leaders including Dr. Ranjan Banerjee – Dean, S P Jain Institute of Management; Sangeeta Prasad – MD and CEO (Member of Group Executive Board), Mahindra Group; Shantha Martin – Global CEO, Pentagon Group; Vaishali Sarwankar – Founder and CEO, Carnival Group; Archana Jaganathan – Director, Decision Analytics, ECIL; Carmistha Mitra – VP – HR and Board Director, Mahindra Group, and more.
Speaking to Parsi Times, Dr. Adil Malia said, “The competent women of India have long busted the glass ceiling. In every field and every domain, the rhetoric has changed. Women today are as successful, confident and competent in their fields… sometimes, even more! The IWLF event was brilliant – celebrating victories of women in diverse fields! I salute the victories of all these women as much as I congratulate the efforts of the organizers in recognizing their success.”
The seminar also comprised a number of panel discussions, with more industry leaders who kept the audiences’ attention with their thought provoking views, as also excellent performances by renowned artistes including Sunita Bhuyan, Anubha Banerjee and Srinjini Kulkarni, which regaled the audiences.
Anahita Subedar, Editor-in-Chief Parsi Times, who received the Award in keeping with her varied media expertise in Journalism, Public Relations, Brand Management and Education, said, “I’m humbled and honoured with this recognition, and grateful to IWLF’s distinguished panel. I’m proud to belong to a community which practices gender equality, and one, where women have constantly been making a mark for themselves – nationally and globally. I thank God for his kindnesses and I dedicate this award to my parents for their constant support and encouragement, and my fabulous team at Parsi Times, which embodies the essence of great team spirit and enables proficient leadership.”
Founded by Indian Chambers of Commerce Director and celebrated media personality, Dr. Sharmila Banerjee, the IWLF is a recognised social organization dedicated to diversity, inclusivity, innovation and leadership. It is a global platform that brings together sought after personalities and leading authority figures from powerful sectors and diverse regions of the world, to promote leadership and celebrate the revolutionized manner in which women are contributing to the changing face of new age India and the world.