Tarun Mahadevan, among others, come together to celebrate women entrepreneurs/women of substance

Tarun Mahadevan, among others, come together to celebrate women entrepreneurs/women of substance

Trophy - Times She UnLtd Awards

Chennai , 28th March 2019:  A platform to celebrate women achievers across the fashion, beauty and food industries in the country, TOI launched the SheUnLTD Entrepreneurship Awards 2019 on the International Women’s Day. The awards will host an eminent jury who will evaluate the shortlisted contestants and felicitate women of substance while also providing them a platform to share their stories with aspiring women entrepreneurs.

An esteemed panel of judges including, Shantanu & Nikhil (Fashion designers), Rahul Mishra (Fashion designer), Rashmi Uday Singh (food author & TV host),  Sanjeev Kapoor (Celebrity Chef & Author), Riyaaz Amlani (Restaurateur), Dorris Godambe (Celebrity Hairstylist), Ambika Pillai (Celebrity Hairstylist and Makeup artist), Aalim Hakim (Celebrity Hairstylist), Pinky Reddy (President FICCI FLO), Harjinder Kaur (Sr. Vice President FICCI FLO) and Sairee Chahal (Founder & CEO Sheroes) will be the national jury. Rashmi Dagga (Founder & CEO Fresh Menu), and Manjul Gupta (Beauty Entrepreneur) & Gouri Kapoor (Celebrity Makeup Artist) will judge the regional rounds as jury for Bengaluru while Tarun Mahadevan (Restaurateur), Chef Koushik aka the Mad Chef, Karun Raman (Fashion Choreographer & Stylist), Rehane (Fashion Designer), Samantha Jagan (Celebrity Makeup Artist) and Sam Paul (Serial Entrepreneur) will be the region-based jury for Chennai.

The national jury will shortlist participants across all 4 cities along with the regional jury who will provide local insight for their respective cities. Each city will felicitate the winning participant and offer them each an opportunity to showcase their journey while also inspiring their fellow women entrepreneurs to aim higher.

Restaurateur, Tarun Mahadevan said, “For an entrepreneur, for the first few years there aren't any monetary gains in play. Which is why these sorts of awards like the Times SheUnLTD Awards are so essential to give that morale boost that is required to go ahead in the long run and not give up and reach their goals at the end of the day. I feel like recognition is one of the key driving factors behind any entrepreneur."

Karun Raman said, "The Times SheUnLTD. Awards is a very good initiative and I'm happy it's coming to Chennai as well. The nominees are very exciting, and we have such a great panel of judges judging them. It's so nice in today's era to have women's empowerment in such a huge horizon where they're actually giving awards. It's such a feel-good factor for everybody out there. This initiative will bring out the feel-good factor for all the women out there. It'll give them the push and excitement to stand up and voice their opinions in the form of talent."

It is exciting times for entrepreneurs with the world opening to unique ideas and fresh points of view and rapidly evolving technology that is diffusing boundaries. In this debut chapter, Times SheUnLTD Awards will focus on the achievements of women who are successfully running their respective businesses (from home or a setup) and have had a significant influence in the society through their actions. This will cover a wide spectrum of businesses across food, fashion and beauty industry where she may be offering consultancy services or running the enterprise through owned or leased premises. This is a long list that will include, but not limit to, bakers, chefs, designers, stylists, seamstresses, boutique owners, restaurants owners, makeup artists, hairstylists, product manufactures and so on. One can nominate herself or someone he/she thinks is deserving on www.timesheunltd.com.