WeAreTheCity India celebrated the winners of the 2017 Rising Star Awards at a prestigious ceremony at JW Marriot, Mumbai.
Over 120 winners, sponsors, judges and guests attended and enjoyed a champagne reception and welcome by Vanessa Vallely, Founder, WeAreTheCity India; and Apurva Purohit, President of Jagran Prakshan and author of national bestseller, ‘Lady You’re Not A Man – The Adventures of a Woman at Work’.
50 women in non-managerial positions from a range of industries were chosen as Rising Stars in recognition of their achievements. By highlighting the accolades of inspirational female talent, WeAreTheCity India hopes to encourage organisations and business leaders to invest in and recognise women as leaders of tomorrow and individual contributors within their respective industries.
Over 500 nominations were received from across India and after an extensive judging period, a shortlist of 100 women and 10 champions were published. The shortlist was then opened to a public vote to determine the public choice for their winner based on the shortlisted individuals. Over 10,000 public votes of support were received. The shortlist was then judged again by an esteemed panel of judges who helped WeAreTheCity to identify their list of 50 Rising Star winners, five senior champions and one public vote winner.
We would like to thank our sponsors, Barclays, Remedi, Marks & Spencer, Women at Work, our keynote speaker, Apurva Purohit and all of our awards presenters and volunteers.
The winners of each category can be found in alphabetical order alongside full details of each winner can be found here.