Jury Meet for Fempowerment Women Achievers’ Awards 2016
by Shrutee K/DNS
Mumbai, 8th July 2016 – Fempowerment Women Achievers’ Awards 2016 is an initiative of Molecule Communications, aimed at recognizing women achievers across different fields so that they can inspire others to bring change for good. As a broadcaster committed to empowering women to making a difference to Indian society, Zee TV has associated with the awards and will soon telecast the ceremony. The members of the Main Jury examined the shortlisted names from amongst hundreds of nominations at St. Regis, Mumbai yesterday. The shortlisted nominees were subjected to rigorous on-site reviews by Independent Experts as they were achievers in their respective fields. The winners will be declared at the award ceremony to be held at Film City, Mumbai.
The jury members included noted director Mr. Subhash Ghai, Chairman & Editor in Chief - Business World Mr. Annurag Batra, Global Head For Leadership, Learning & People Management - Essar Group - Mr. Adil Malia, Senior Lawyer Ms. Mrunalini Deshmukh, noted Journalist & Author Ms. Bhawana Somaaya and MD- Morgan Stanley Mr. Ridham Desai.
“Proud to be associated with Fempowerment women achievers awards. The categories and uniqueness in the concept is very good. Congratulations to Molecule and Zee for this initiative” said Mr. Ridham Desai, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley India. The motto of our awards is to empower, encourage, applaud and create more achievers. We have focused on the nominees through the rigorous process of our team at Molecule; it is a result of hard work & thorough research of 7 months. We are grateful to all the Jury members (Screening & Main) for investing their precious time to ensure we get the BEST ACHIEVERS!!”- Ms. Kiren Shrivastav, Founder - Fempowerment Women Achievers Award & CEO Molecule Communications Pvt Ltd.
Ms. Bhawana Somayaa, Critic Columnist & Author said “The awards are a sincere effort in a new direction.”
Zee TV & Zee Studios Business Head Akash Chawla said, “As a powerful medium of influencing positive changes in society, Zee TV has pioneered socially relevant television programming and addressed pertinent, topical issues over the years. The objective of Fempowerment Women Achievers’ Awards is in sync with our commitment towards the cause of empowering women. The idea is to recognize and acknowledge the contribution of women achievers across fields who will be role models to countless other women in India.”
Fempowerment Women Achievers Awards (http://www.fempowermentawards.com/) is an initiative of Molecule Communications where women achievers are honoured in their respective fields, the USP of these awards is their transparency, the one and only Women Awards where the nomination process is open and anyone can nominate any woman. Nominations have been received from the every corner of the country in all the 16 categories including Special Recognition for a Man by Women. The winners were selected after a strict and unbiased process through the Screening Jury and the Final Master Jury comprised of professional and respectable names from the society.
About Zee TV: Zee TV, the flagship channel of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd was launched in October 1992. With a reach of more than 169 countries and access to more than 670 million viewers globally, Zee TV has created strong brand equity and is the largest media franchise serving the South Asian Diaspora. Realizing its strength in programming and the need for Indian entertainment in the overseas market, it launched Zee TV in the UK / Europe (1995), the USA (1998), Africa (1998) and is available across five continents. Nearly two decades since its launch, Zee TV has driven the growth of the satellite and cable industry in India. The popularity of Zee arises from its understanding of Indian culture and beliefs that are reflected in its programming. Zee TV’s content library delivers a variety of choices for all segments of the audience ranging from non-fiction formats that celebrate the talent of India’s common man to fiction shows that deliver strong messages and drive positive change in society while entertaining viewers. Zee TV’s content resonates with its core ethos - ‘Har Lamha Nayi Ummeed’ that captures the beauty of re-discovering a new ray of hope with every moment of life. Since its inception, Zee TV is a pioneer in the Indian television space – be it introducing singing talent based reality television with Sa Re Ga Ma in 1995, revolutionizing the way dance was perceived in the country with Dance India Dance in 2009 or encouraging children’s creativity, spontaneity and acting skills through India’s Best Dramebaaz in 2013. Zee TV introduced a wave of popular game shows like Just Ek Minute, Saanp Seedi, Antakshari and clutter-breaking fiction concepts that were way ahead of their time such as Tara, Banegi Apni Baat, Chattan, Hasratein, Rishtey, Sailaab, Zee Horror show, Amaanat, Ashirwaad, Basera, Koshish Ek Asha, Ghar ki Lakshmi Betiyann and Mehendi Tere Naam Ki. All these programmes proved to be major primetime successes and set benchmarks for television. As a socially responsible broadcaster, Zee TV has touched upon a number of diverse social issues through path-breaking shows like Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo, Aapki Antara , Saat Phere, Punarvivaah, Afsar Bitya, Phir Subah Hogi and Doli Armaanon Ki. Some of the channel’s biggest primetime successes in recent times include Jhansi Ki Rani, Pavitra Rishta, Qubool Hai, Kumkum Bhagya and Jamai Raja.