India Today Group Editorial Director Kalli Purie was today awarded the FICCI Young Women Achievers Award for excellence in media. Union minister Smriti Irani gave away the awards in Delhi this evening at the annual programme of Young FICCI Ladies Organisation (YFLO) at Hotel Lalit. The show was anchored by Shivani Wazir.
The award was conferred to outstanding women achievers who have excelled in their respective fields and made a significant contribution to society. The primary objective of these awards conferred every year is to promote entrepreneurship and professional excellence in women. Young women under the age of 45 are chosen from diverse fields and are felicitated through these awards.
Other awardees included Sussanne Khan (Entrepreneur), Simran Lal (Business), Shaina NC (Politics), Deepa Malik (Sports), Chiki Sarkar (Literature), Malvika Poddar (Fashion), Gauri Shinde (Film), Preeti Chandra (Community Service), Bhavna Kakkar (Art) and Vidha Lal (Performing Arts). The award to Purie comes after she was listed as one of India’s most influential women in media, marketing and advertising last month at the sixth edition of Impact magazine’s prestigious awards.