FICCI FLO Chennai presented the prestigious ‘FLO Women Achievers Awards 2018’

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FICCI FLO Chennai presents the prestigious ‘FLO Women Achievers Awards 2018’, 28th February 2018 at 6:30pm, Taj Club House, Anna Salai, Chennai.

Ms. Vasvi Bharat Ram, National President of FLO, Joint Vice President of The Shri ram Schools, Delhi, Board member of SRF Foundation and SAVE the Children India was the “Chief Guest” & Ms. Suneeta Reddy, Managing Director of Apollo Hospitals, the “Guest of Honour”.

The Awards ceremony featured a ‘scintillating fashion show’ that transcended age, colour, gender and physical disabilities by Neesha Amrish who is the brain behind the designer collection ‘Aeshaane’. The walk was choreographed by Sunil Menon.

Awardees of the day

1. Ms.Sonal Jain – Outstanding Upcoming Entrepreneur of the Year

She is the Co-founder of Boondh. Boondh primarily offers Menstrual Health Literacy Programs and Sustainable products to manage menstruation.

2. Ms.Neesha Amrish & Ms.Rethinavalli T. – Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year

Ms.Neesha Amrish is the Proprietor of Aeshaane which primarily deals with organic handmade jewellery and clothes. Aeshaane has global presence and can be seen in London, Paris and Italy, Australia to name a few.

Ms.Rethinavalli is the Co-Promoter of Swiss Garnier Life-sciences, Swiss Garnier Bio-tech and Swiss Garnier Genexiaa. The company is almost 4 decades old in manufacturing Pharmaceuticals and formulation.

3. Dr.M.Sucheta – Outstanding Professional of the Year

Dr.M.Sucheta works as an Associate Professor in VIT University. She has completed more than 100 research based learning in her under-graduation and post-graduation. She has published 6 books on Digital Technology.

4. Ms.Nagarani V. – Outstanding Social Entrepreneur Individual of the Year

Ms.Nagarani is the Managing Trustee of Hope Public Charitable Trust. They provide academic education and healthcare to children with mental retardation. Close to 65 children are enrolled in the trust and around 260 families have benefitted through the trust.

5. Ms.Sheela Balaji & Ms.Kirthi Jayakumar – Outstanding Social Entrepreneur (NGO) of the Year

Ms.Sheela Balaji is the Chairperson and Managing Trustee of Aim for Seva. Their mission is to empower and educate people in rural India. They have also started a rehabilitation project for the social and financial empowerment of women.

Kirthi Jayakumar is the Founder & CEO of The Red Elephant Foundation. The Foundation is a civilian peace building initiative working together for gender equality through story-telling, education and sensitization, digital advocacy and research.


FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) is the women wing of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). An all India forum for women, FLO has its headquarters in New Delhi, with 14 chapters covering different geographical regions of India. FLO represents over 5000 women entrepreneurs and professionals. With over 34 years of experience, FLO has been promoting entrepreneurship and professional excellence among women through workshops, seminars, conferences, training and capacity building programmes etc. The objective of the organization is to encourage and facilitate women to showcase their talents, skills, experiences and energies across sectors and verticals of the economy, for a truly inclusive economic growth trajectory.

FLO believes that successful women must be recognized, not only because they deserve appreciation but also encourages other women to face all odds and emerge victorious and confident. Every year FLO acknowledges the accomplishments of women, by way of awarding those who have transcended to great heights in their own fields and are icons of inspirations for the society.

About FLO Women Achievers Awards 2018

FLO Chennai Chapter granted five awards in different categories in recognition of their extraordinary achievements, in their chosen paths. The Categories are Entrepreneurs, Upcoming Entrepreneur, Professionals, Social Entrepreneurs (NGOs), Social Entrepreneurs (Individual).



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