Chennai: After three successful editions, the Brand Avatar’s Homepreneur Awards (Suyasakthi Virudhugal) is back with the 4th edition. The event was launched on May 21st virtually.
Dr. J Radhakrishnan – IAS – Principal Secretary to Government of Tamil Nadu Health Department launched the website www.homepreneurawards.com / www.suyasakthiawards.com and congratulated Brand Avatar for such an encouraging program and he spoke on the importance of women empowerment.
Director Maniratnam and actor Suhasini Maniratnam were present during the launch.
Brand Avatar’s Homepreneur Awards aims to provide a platform to recognise women in India who have been following their passion through entrepreneurship from home.
Who can apply?
If you make income through homepreneurship in Tamil Nadu, you are eligible to apply for the award under the various categories mentioned below:
- Arts & Culture
- Beauty and Wellness
- Education and Literature
- Food & Beverages
- Home Professionals
- Home Retail
- Media and Entertainment
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Sports and Fitness
- Pandemic leaders
- Social Welfare
- Differently-abled Home Professionals
- Digital Homepreneurs
The awards are finalized by eminent panel of jury comprised of women from multiple disciplines including Rathna Sivaraman- Entrepreneur and Media Personality, Veena Kumaravel – Founder, Naturals Salon, Nina Reddy- Joint Managing Director, Savera Hotels, Aruna Subramaniam – Management Consultant & Trustee Bhoomika Trust, Sushila Ravindranath – Journalist, Columnist and Business Author, Rinku Mecheri – Social Entrepreneur & Founder of Chennai Volunteers, Saundarya Rajesh – Founder-President, AVTAR Career Creators & FLEXI Careers India, Latha Rajan – Founder, Ma Foi Strategic Consultants, Lakshmi Ravichander – Founder of Event Art
Ms. Poornima Ramasamy, National Award-Winning Costume Designer & Stylist and Entrepreneur, Ms. Krithika Radhakrishnan- Arkay Productions, Hema Rukmani – CEO, Thenandal Entertainment, Shylaja Chetlur- Founder & Managing Trustee- Cinema Rendezvous, Dr Manimekalai Mohan- Managing Trustee & Correspondent, SSVM Institutions & SSSVM World School, Coimbatore, Srinisha Maran- Chairperson Bharath University & Sri Balaji Medical College, Ravoofa H.K- Media Mason
The first three seasons involved thousands of valid nominations from Tamil Nadu (both Offline and Online), shortlisting of 1800 nominations, one-on-one interviews with 300 entrepreneurs and finally shortlisting of over 90 women for the coveted awards. There have been workshops and consistent mentoring support from the Jury Members.
The registration process commenced on 21st May and closes on 18th June followed by virtual interviews on 26th & 27th June., culminating in the Virtual Awards Function on 25th July.