The Ladies’ Wing of IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry felicitates Women Achievers in their IMPACT awards 2019
This year the theme for IMPACT 2019 was “Women Impacting Women” and the winners that were felicitated at the event were Dr. Anagha Amte, Medical Officer, Lok Biradari Prakalp, Ms. Anju Bobby George, Indian Athlete, Dr. Armida Fernandez, Founder Trustee, SNEHA, Ms. Brinda Miller, Director, Studio Millernium Pvt Ltd. and Ms. Ritu Menon, Publisher and Author, Co-founder of Kali for Women
Mumbai, India, 20 March 2019 – An excited crowd of over 200 people came together recently to celebrate the women who have created an impact in different areas such as films, law, media, health, art and sports and have in turn worked to impact other women, thus having a long-lasting effect on women in all walks of life and society in general.
IMPACT is an initiative of the IMC Ladies’ Wing to award those women who impact other women and society at large. This event celebrated and honored every facet of womanhood in the most contemporary and relevant way. In the spirit of its commitment to address women’s issues, empower their social, political and entrepreneurial status and provide a forum to create solutions, IMPACT endeavours to bring together people diverse in experience.
“It is a special evening with so many women supporters, I feel very humbled to get this award. Many years ago, they had once asked me to nominate women for the Heritage and Culture award and I had attended that award function. That day I wished that one day I should get this award… And see, here I am felicitated in the same forum. That’s why the evening is special for me,” mentioned Brinda Miller.
“I have worked very quietly and have never tried to be in the limelight and it is so wonderful for the The Ladies’ Wing of IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry to have acknowleged achievements in sphere of Art, which is usually not as recognized compared to other glitzy fields dance, music, bollywood, etc taking the centrestage,” Brinda Miller added.
When asked about her biggest achievement and her single wish for the city of Mumbai, Brinda Miller replied, “My biggest achievement is that I have become a mentor over the years, though I still am an artist. I am known as the festival director of the Kala Ghoda festival apart from being recognized in other activities. I think a lot of traffic islands ought to have sculptures and there are many walls that can be artistically painted. But the main thing is that this city should be more green, which was also my father’s dream.”
Mrs. Mohana Nair, President IMC Ladies Wing stated, “My personal experience has shown that successful women often stood tall because of other women in their lives who made it possible – their mothers, their mothers in law, their sisters, friends and their women colleagues. This made us at IMC Ladies Wing to choose “Stronger Together” which is really about women helping each other get more strength and success in what we do collectively. What I didn’t realise at the time was how relevant this theme would be over the year. Across the world, we are seeing examples of women sticking their necks out for others in their tribe. It just made sense in that context that our theme for Impact 2019 should be “Women Impacting Women”. We are honoured and humbled to host this event where we have had the good fortune of honouring some truly impactful women. Each of our awardees is a not just a super achiever but also women who have truly created impact in the society. We thank them for their work, time and also our event partners ITC Grand Central as our hospitality partner, supported by Mahindra & Mahindra, the Bajaj group and our event partner Archers Entertainment Pvt Ltd for all their support. Once again we are truly humbled and as we move on we are certain that we will continue to see this surge in women impacting women.”
The Ladies’ Wing of the IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a premier business and professional women’s organization with over 2200 members, consisting of entrepreneurs, managers, professionals and women from leading business houses. What began in 1966 as a forum for creating socio-economic awareness and encouraging the spirit of enterprise is today, a dynamic organization for the empowerment of women. The Wing invites speakers and arranges panel discussions and workshops. Educational and industrial visits are organised by the Wing to give exposure to aspiring women entrepreneurs. Business delegations are taken abroad and the Wing also hosts delegations from different countries.
The Wing holds an exhibition cum sale, in Mumbai every year, to encourage Women Entrepreneurs of India. These exhibitions provide a platform to for such women to make a mark in foreign and local markets, with their creative talents and innovative designs. The Wing honours women, by giving various Awards for their excellence in different fields. The IMC Ladies’ Wing Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar is one such Award which encourages rural entrepreneurship. The Wing recognizes outstanding contribution by women, in a variety of fields and presents the Woman Achiever of the Year Award every year and the Woman Achiever in the field of banking and finance every alternate year. Times have changed for enterprising women and the Ladies’ Wing, one of the most dynamic organizations in Western India, is a true reflection of her changing status in the business world.