Actress Sonam Kapoor, who as L'Oreal Paris brand ambassador on Monday unveiled the trophy, introduced the jury and announced the categories and the nominees for the Women of Worth Awards 2016, said the event is a "perfect way" to applaud women who are the changing face of modern India.
Women of Worth Awards 2016 celebrate and felicitate extraordinary Indian women for their powerful contribution to the society.
Expressing her support, Sonam said: "It's an honour to be a part of this amazing campaign and the Women of Worth awards that is the brainchild of L'Oreal Paris. The brand has always celebrated the strong spirit of women, and these awards are a perfect way to admire and thank these accomplished women who represent the changing face of modern India.
"With their unwavering passion, determination, selfless contribution and ability to pursue their dreams, they are a true inspiration and I am extremely happy to be in the presence of such great Women of Worth. "
The platform will scout, recognise and felicitate the achievements of ordinary women who have achieved extraordinary success in making a difference to the lives of others through their bravery, conviction and drive.
Manashi Guha, vice president - Marketing, L'Oreal Paris India, said: "Women of Worth Awards is philanthropically a huge initiative undertaken by the brand to strongly support the extraordinary contribution made by Indian women in their respective fields.
"These awards are our small way to distinguish the achievements of such women who embody the spirit and values of our brand. "
On International Women's Day on March 8, a conclave with eminent personalities, opinion leaders, the 'Women of Worth 2016' jury members and spokespersons from L'Oreal Paris and NDTV will be organised to discuss a range of subjects impacting the evolving role of women in India and issues impacting society.
The awards ceremony itself will be held in Mumbai on March 28.