Jun 09, 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