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Show of women power: over 75 women leaders at realty+ women icon conclave & awards 2023​

Jun 09, 2023

Show of women power: over 75 women leaders at realty+ women icon conclave & awards 2023​

The Realty+ Women Icon Conclave & Awards once again brought together the iconic women leaders of real estate, building and construction sector from across the nation.

Dr. Annurag Batra, Editor-in-Chief & Chairman, exchange4media Group & BWBusinessWorld Group set the tone of the day with his ever motivating inaugural address. He said, “Leadership is all about leading from the front. Women leadership in every domain is growing and we hope we have more women entrepreneurs. This is a great initiative by Realty+ bringing together the women leaders of today that are setting an example and will inspire next generation of female leaders in this sector.”

The first session of the day Redefining Real Estate for Attracting Newage Investors was a real estate focused industry talk.

The discussion was moderated by Gautam Saraf- Managing Director, Mumbai & New Business, Cushman & Wakefield. Joining him for the session were Anjana Sastri– Director – Marketing, Sterling Developers, Bani G. Anand, Vice Chairperson, ATS Infrastructure Ltd. Hina Kamra– Managing Director – NeoWealth Management, Khair Ull Nissa Sheikh– Executive Director- WTC Services, World Trade Center Noida. Reshmi Panicker– Executive Director Land and Residential Services, Knight Frank and Sarah Jacob-Director Trine Holdings.  

The speakers spoke about the sustainability as the crucial factor in the investment decision making process. Role of amenities, cost factors, return on investment as well as the growing inclination of younger generation towards REITs and Fractional ownership models of investing. 

Next session Transforming Workspaces, One Design at A Time was design centric discussion.

The session was moderated by Arnab Ghosh– Managing Director – Corporate Fitouts India, Colliers The panelist joining him for the session included- Dr Ananya Gandotra, Founder Director, AG Strategic Management & Engineering Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Erna David– Project Head – Interiors, APICES Studio Pvt Ltd. Fancy George– CEO, Thomas Workplace Design. Gagandeep Kapila– Founder and Principal Architect, Workshop for Metropolitan Architecture. Dr. Ponni M. Concessao– Founder & Principal Architect Oscar & Ponni Architects and Sanober Garda– Senior Director – Office Leasing Services, Mumbai, Savills India. 

The panelists shared their views on transformation of workspace design and the new concepts in office design from ‘hybrid’, ‘flexible’, ‘agile’ etc,  The phenomena of flexi spaces and changing the corporate office structures were talked about. The ability to retrofit and repurpose spaces, use of technology and virtual collaborative environment such as metaverse were discussed.

The Fireside Chat of the day Being Champions of Change in Tech World had women leaders in Proptech segment participating.

This intriguing session was chaired by Shajai Jacob– MD & Country Head – ApnaComplex, CEO – GCC, ANAROCK. The speakers of this session were Kanika Gupta– Founder & COO, Squareyards. Shivani Karia Jhaveri– Co-Founder & CMO, Blox. Nidhi Srivastava– Co-Founder & CEO – Vibe Realty, Founder – Graviti Dubai and Priti Thakur– General Manager- Salesforce Initiatives, Oberoi Realty Ltd. 

The experts spoke about how real-estate industry needs to adopt and adapt to fast age technology and how Proptech is accelerating not only the behavioral change but also accelerating participation of women in real estate. 

The concluding session of the day Real Talk- Inspiring Success Stories had Sapna Srivastava- Editor, Realty+ in a candid conversation with two renowned and respected women leaders Adv. Flavia Agnes– Women Rights Lawyers and Co-Founder & Director, Majlis Law and Dr. Ananta Singh Raghuvanshi– Founder Member & President, NAREDCO MAHI.

Adv. Flavia Agnes stressed upon the importance of accessibility to court and simplification of legal system so that women especially from the lower strata can take benefit of the laws. Dr. Ananta Singh Raghuvanshi spoke about the ways to deal with the challenging situations at work especially when a women is in a leadership role and is in competition with men dominated management.

The finale to the day was marked by the Dr Niranjan Hiranandani– MD, Hiranandani Group& Vice-Chairman, NAREDCO.

Addressing the winners of the Realty+ Women Icon Awards 2023 he said, “We cannot achieve a double digit growth in Indian GDP without the participation of women. We have seen large number of women in various field of activity such as technology, engineering, space, aviation, science, sports, business, philanthropy, education and medicine. The role of men also is crucial in terms of changing mindsets and encouraging the fellow women professionals so that we have more women in leadership in real estate as well as other sectors. I congratulate Realty+ for creating such path breaking initiatives and encourage them continue to lead the real estate with many new endeavours.”

The Realty+ Women Icon Awards 2023 glittering evening saw the felicitation of some remarkable women achievers in various segments of real estate, building and construction industry.

Women Young Achievers

Aparna Reddy, Executive Director, Aparna Enterprises Ltd

Anshika Aggarwal, Whole Time Director, SMC Real Estate Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

Women Achievers in Marketing

Asha Singh, Sr. Vice President – Marketing, 360 Realtors & Axon Developers

Dr. Rachna Sharma, Vice President – Marketing, Satya Group

Shalini Shetty, Business Leader – Luxury Marketing & Pre-Sales, Embassy Group

Women Achievers in PR & Corp Comm

Apoorva Verma, Manager Public Relations, WeWork India

Natasha Gupta, Founder & CEO, Story Brews Pvt Ltd

Tehseen Chauhan, DGM- Corporate Communications, Lodha

Women Achievers in Residential Realty

Sunaina Kohli, Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Phoenix Mills Ltd.

Sri Raja Rajeshwari S., Head – Presales, Brigade Enterprises Ltd.

Shanthi V, Executive Vice President – Project Management Office, Sobha Limited

Women Achievers in Commercial Realty

Aparna Premnath, Associate Director – Occupier Strategy and Solutions, Knight Frank India Pvt. Ltd.

Bhavna Jetly, Vice President – Occupier Strategy and Solutions, Knight Frank India Pvt. Ltd.

Mehak Kala, Assistant Vice President – Occupier Strategy and Solutions, Knight Frank India Pvt. Ltd.

Shovna Panigrahi, Vice President Asset Management, RMZ Corp

Smita Patil, Director, SSPL Group

Neha Agarwal, Director – Tenant Advisory Group, Cushman & Wakefield India Pvt. Ltd

Women Achievers in Start-Up

Mansi Malhotra, Co-Founder, Vuee Designs

Women Achievers in Organizational Sales

Emanda Vaz, Assistant Vice President – Embassy Luxury Business, Embassy Group

Yasha Saraf, Co-Founder, ArisUnitern RE Solutions Pvt Ltd

Nitu Mishra, Business Solution Lead – Residential (West), JLL India

Women Achievers in Property Consulting

Binita Patel, Director – Advisory Services, Knight Frank India Pvt. Ltd.

Divya Agarwal, Vice President – Research, Knight Frank India Pvt. Ltd.

Poonam Gupta, Principal Consultant – Valuation & Advisory, Knight Frank India Pvt. Ltd.

Shailaja, Director – Valuations, Mumbai, Cushman & Wakefield India Pvt. Ltd.

Women Achievers in Education

Mona N. Shah, Founder & Director, Vayati Systems and Research Inc

Women Achievers in Customer Relations

Anju Venugopal, Chief Information Officer, Asset Homes Pvt. Ltd.

Monisha Aluvila, Head – Customer Success, Puravankara Group

Sanchari Roy Chowdhury, Senior General Manager ? Customer Relations Management, Shriram Properties Ltd.

Urvashi Yadav, CRM Head, Hero Realty Pvt. Ltd

Women Achievers in Legal Practice

Anjana Bali, Head – Legal, DLF Home Developers Limited

Bhakti Vijay Jadhav, Senior General Manager – Legal, Puravankara Limited

Women Achievers in Interior Design.

Meenamurthy Kakkar, Partner & Design Head, Envisage

Women Achievers in Architecture

Geetha Nair, Vice President – Design & Engineering, Sobha Limited

Ar. Riya Patel, Associate, Co-Founder Kalagate Collective & Associate & Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Varsha Jain, Co-founder and Principal Architect, Creative Architects & Interiors

Women Achievers in Sustainability

Alpana Gupta, Partner, Vijay Gupta Architects

Isha Anand, Associate Director- Development Management, RMZ Corp

Women Achievers in Industrial & Warehousing

Sneha Gurjar, Director, CEM Engineers

Women Achievers in Hospitality

Sarah Jacob, Director, Trine Holdings

Women Achievers in Property Management

Sapna Chandiramani, CEO, Co-founder & Managing Director, Property Angel Management Pvt. Ltd

Women Achievers in Product Brands

Khushbu Brahmbhatt, Chief Creative Officer, Insomniacs Digital Pvt. Ltd

Shambhavi Kadam, Assistant Vice President – Premium Sales, Embassy Residential, Embassy Group

Women Achievers in CSR.

Asmita Dindorkar, CMD, Avishkar Buildcon LLP

Women Achievers in Engineering

Reeja Prakashan, AGM – ERP Systems and Process Management, Brigade Group

Women Achievers in Technology

Priti Thakur, General Manager – CRM & Salesforce Initiatives, Oberoi Realty Ltd.

Women Achievers in Finance

Thara R., Asst. General Manager – Finance & Treasury, Brigade Group

Hina Kamra, Managing Director, Neo Wealth & Asset Management

Women Achievers in Facility Management

Saumya Sarda Binani, Director Founder, TalbotFORCE Pvt. Ltd

Vinitha K, Regional Operations Head, Embassy Services Pvt Ltd

Women Achievers in Entrepreneurship.

Nidhi Arvind Jain, Director, Pride Purple Group

Women Achievers in HR

Fabiola Mendes E Rodrigues, Director | Human Resource Partner, The Bennet & Bernard Company

Priti Shetty, Chief People and Culture Officer, WeWork India

Women Rising Star

Binitha Dalal, Founder , Mt. K Kapital

Aishwarya Bansal, Co-Founder, Smartworld Developers Pvt Ltd

Women Icon of the Year

Kanika Gupta Shori, Founder and Chief Operating Officer, SquareYards

Watch the Full Event on – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTu03EVE04Y