Women should always inspire, motivate and encourage other women: Ms Maneka Gandhi at ObserveNow ‘Her-oes’ Awards

In its second edition of Excellence in HR awards, Media startup ObserveNow launched India’s first and largest ‘Virtual’ Women HR Leadership awards, to Felicitate female HR leaders and their significant contribution to the field of Human Resources. In a power-packed three hour session ObserveNow identified top 20 women HR leaders for their journey so far and their dynamic contribution in the field. 

The winners were awarded by Hon Ms Maneka Gandhi, Ex Union Minister and Member Parliament. 

Addressing the gathering Ms Gandhi congratulated ObserveNow for organising such an event and all the winners for their inspiring journey.  

“Women should always inspire, motivate and encourage other women. Women are very creative and amazing at multitasking. Womenfolk must stop thinking of themselves as victims. Victims are always mean to other victims,” she added. 

On being asked the inspiration and motivation behind creating a platform like this for Women HR leaders, Mr Jeet Sharma, Co-Founder and CEO ObserveNow said “The strategic function of Human Resources is the backbone of any organization and is woven deep into the fabric of the company. In this current pandemic, these HR leaders have come out has super‘her’ os. These awards were our way to felicitate these inspiring women HR leaders.”

“I have been reporting extensively on HR as a beat for the last three years. And have tracked the journey of these women in HR space for a while. Not only are they an inspiration to many young women who want to break the glass ceiling but their journey has been incredible. This is our way to say Thank You to these Powerful Women Leaders,” said Ms Taniya Tikoo, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder, ObserveNow

Following were the winners of ObserveNow Her-oes HR Awards

(in alphabetical order) : 


  • Ms Ankita Singh, SVP and Global Head HR, Cignex Datamatics
  • Ms Deepa Chadda, SVP HR and Corporate Affairs, Vistara 
  • Ms Jayamalini Ramaratnam, Director People Experience, South Asia, IDP Education, India
  • Ms Mahalakshmi R, Head HR India, Mondelez International
  • Ms Manu Wadhwa, CHRO, Sony Pictures Networks
  • Ms Mridula Venugopal, Chief People Officer, MiQ Digital
  • Ms Namita Bhardwaj, Sr Director HR, Elara Group 
  • Ms Pavitra Singh, CHRO, PepsiCo India
  • Ms Puja Kapoor, Head HR, OLX 
  • Ms Rajita Singh, Head HR, Broadridge 
  • Ms Reetu Raina, CHRO, QuickHeal
  • Ms Rishu Garg, CHRO, Rivigo 
  • Ms Ritu Mahajan, SVP, Head HR, nThrive Global 
  • Ms Ruchi Bhalla, VP, HR, APAC, Pitney Bowes 
  • Ms Ruchira Bhardwaj, CHRO, Future Generali Life Insurance
  • Ms Saswati Sinha, Head HR, CHEIL India 
  • Ms Shraddhanjali Rao, Head HR, SAP India 
  • Ms Sneha Arora, VP, Human Capital, Myntra 
  • Ms Sunita Rath, Chief People Officer, Aegon Life
  • Ms Vishpala Reddy, Head HR, India Subcontinent, Phillips 

The event was supported by the following partners: 

Powered By: Naukri.ComTransformation Partner: GooderaHospitality Partner: Crowne Plaza Greater NoidaOffice Space Partner: Vatika Business CentreHR Ecosystem Partner: KPISoftCSR PartnerPleasinStrides FoundationAcademic Partner: SOA UniversityTalent Partner: TalentOnLease

About ObserveNow: ObserveNow is India's first knowledge based news app which produces news and content in 120 words. Live on Google Play.   

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