International Women's Day: 'Wonder Women 100' list to be unveiled today

International Women's Day: 'Wonder Women 100' list to be unveiled today

The virtual event will begin at 4 pm with a panel discussion.

Wonder Women 100

NEW DELHI: Women have made tremendous strides over the years to achieve equal representation in the workplace. Many have broken the glass ceiling and risen to the top despite all odds. This International Women’s Day, will recognise 100 such talented and outstanding women executives and professionals from the world of advertising, media and marketing with its major initiative- ‘Wonder Women 100’.

The powerful list which honors 100 top women achievers from the industry has been put together with the help of an esteemed advisory board comprising of senior professionals from the industry including Applause Entertainment CEO Sameer Nair, House of Cheer founder Raj Nayak, RED FM director Nisha Narayanan, Lodestar UM CEO Nandini Dias, Discovery Communications MD-South Asia Megha Tata, Social Access founder Lynn de Souza, Armugum and Consultants founder Punitha Arumugam, Allied Blenders and Distillers (ABD) CMO Anupam Bokey, the Walt Disney Company head - human resources APAC & India Amita Maheshwari, IN10 Media Networks MD Aditya Pittiee, and, founder and editor-in-chief Anil Wanvari.

The list will be unveiled during a virtual event on Monday (today), 4 pm onwards. This will be preceded by a panel discussion wherein noted experts from the industry will deliberate upon the topic- ‘Women, inclusivity and change’ and share their views on various initiatives taken by the media and entertainment industry to make the workforce more inclusive. Zee5 head-customer strategy and relationships Anita Nayyar, ABD CMO Anupam Bokey, Social Access Communications founder Lynn de Souza, NXTDigital group chief technology officer Ru Ediriwira, Madison Media Sigma - Madison World CEO Vanita Keswani, Hollywood actress and producer Rashaana Shah and founder and editor-in-chief Anil Wanvari will be part of the discussion.

‘Wonder Women 100’ features women who have had a lasting impact on the industry and their respective organisations. It also includes those who have driven transformation of social and cultural narratives in their respective organisations and made significant strides towards advancing equality and inclusivity.

"We are in the 21st century, but for a large part it is a male-dominated world still. Yes, more women are coming out and standing shoulder to shoulder in every profession, in fact, even outshining them. They are doing it against all odds, on most occasions. The journey upwards and forwards is that much harder despite the talent being in abundance. The  2021 Wonder Women 100 - is our way of saluting them. Our hope is that their stories will give wings to many other younger women and inspire them to realise their full potential," said founder and editor-in-chief Anil Wanvari.

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