The third edition of IMPACT magazine's most eagerly awaited list of the most influential women in media, marketing and advertising is all set to be revealed in Mumbai today, March 19, 2014. The evening is presented by Colors.
These women have risen above preconceived notions, turned odds into an upper hand, and made a dent in the universe with absolute perseverance and tenacity. IMPACT magazine pays tribute to top 50 consummate women professionals every year. This edition brings to the forefront veterans and new entrants, all impressively talented and at the top of their games.
These women have been selected by a jury of most esteemed industry leaders, led by Sam Balsara, Chairman and MD, Madison World. The other Jury members include: AmbiParameswaran, Advisor, FCB Ulka Advertising; HaritNagpal, CEO, Tata Sky; HemantBakshi, Executive Director, Home & Personal Care, HUL; PiyushMathur, President, Nielsen India; RakshitHargave, MD, Nivea India; and Shashi Sinha, CEO, IPG Mediabrands India.
The members of the jury made the most encouraging statements in favour of the initiative.
“It is a great property, the list has panned out with some very high quality people who are leaders in their right they are performers and influencers. It is a superb list. We also have the best judges, from diverse backgrounds, which is why you will see the best list so far in the last couple of years.”
“We really need many more women in the field of marketing, advertising and media essentially because they represent the customers who constitute 50 per cent of the constituency. This property plays a big role in encouraging them. We started off with the Jury meeting hoping to finish in a time period of which we took double and if we didn’t have to go home we would have been here all night. The deliberations were so animated between all of us and I sincerely hope that the recording of the sessions never finds its way to anyone.”
“It is great to see the property of 50 Most Influential Women in India. Marketing is increasingly is being driven by women. We had a really powerful list for 2014 and we spent long hours trying to formulate the Top 50 list and that is the recognition to women in media marketing and advertising in India. It will go a long way in building the marketing presence of women in India.”
“This is a great property ranking 50 Most Influential Women in Marketing, Advertising and Media. It is a big challenge. As a jury member I feel honoured that we have been asked to do this job. At the same time, the whole task was extremely difficult because there are so many good names in the list.”