A Nagpur-based company, Ms. Kanika Kishore Deewani, CEO – Mantri Cosmetics Pvt. Ltd., is the winner of the first FLO Game Changer Award 2021, followed by Ms. Swati Pandey, Co-founder and CEO, Urban Innovation First Runner-up of Lucknow and Ms. Sonam Sodha, MD & Co. – Himalayan Ganja Udyog Pvt. Ltd., the second runner-up of the Himachal Pradesh FICCI FLO Game Changers Awards 2021.
Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO NITI Aayog was the Chief Guest and Mr. Sopanendu Mohanty, Chief of Monetary Authority, Chief Fintech Officer of Singapore was the guest speaker.
Other eminent panelists included Ms. Sangeeta Reddy, Joint MD Apollo Hospitals Enterprises, Ms. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, CEO, Biocon, Ms. Kirtiga Reddy, Investment Partner, Soft Bank, Ms. Anita Dongre, Founder, House of Dongre, Ms. Kiran Gera, Past President, FICCI FLO, and Ms. Meghna Ghai, President, Whistling Woods.
The ‘Game Changers is a Pan India competition for women-led startups,, which gives women entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their dream project funded through a special group of prestigious VCs.
This year’s International Women’s Day, FICCI FLO, hosted the women’s start-up recipients – Game Changers Award 2021, by Google.
Mr. Fopanendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, said, “One of the important segments, which will have a substantial impact on the profits of fintech, is the women’s market in financial services, today it is the largest and fastest growing market in the world.” Focusing on the women’s market is not charity, it is an opportunity that can cost billions and can reach trillions of dollars in revenue. ”
Ms. Malu Natarajan, Chairperson FLO Mumbai said, “Today’s women entrepreneurs are working fearlessly in unknown areas and moving forward with great enthusiasm to change the world around them.
They are changing the world around them. And are moving forward with great enthusiasm to make a difference with their ideas. ”
President, FICCI FLO, Ms. Jahnabi Phookan said, “The Indian startup landscape is a buzz in today’s world and they are beginning to contribute to the growth of our Indian economy.
Women entrepreneurs can promote economic growth in the startup landscape, but for this they need to be competent to realize their rights. ”
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