The Real Woman Awards - A Women Empowerment Initiative
Though there has been a recent change in the growth of women, there is still a visible paucity of women in the technical and construction industry, as just 1.4 percent of women are engaged in such technical roles within the industry. Furthermore, less than 2 percent reach leadership positions in construction companies. From this pool of 4:1 ratio of male to female students in Civil Engineering courses, only 20 percent of women join the construction sector because of the stigma due to environmental and societal pressures that make this disparity unreachable. Traditional and online media have covered the event on an extensive basis.
To break this very stereotype and acknowledge the women who are bringing about a change in this barrier and leading by example, Urja Building Services Consultants (UBSC) and Harmony Events & Talent have acknowledged women who have contributed their best in different fields in the vast sphere of the construction industry. The fields cover a large spectrum of women entrepreneurs from a real estate developer, structural engineer, interior designer, green building consultant, architect, landscape designer, electrical contractor, lighting designer, Vastu consultant and those who efficiently take on other roles in the construction industry. This is the third year the awards have been conducted. While the first two events were conducted within Maharashtra, the awards crossed the state borders this year, and the grand event was completed in Ahmedabad, Gujrat, on 30th April.
In the first season, the Real Women Awards recognized 26 women entrepreneurs from Mumbai. In the second season, 30 women from Pune were complimented. The third season happened in the city of Ahmedabad which is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country and the real estate sector is proving to be one of the drivers of the city’s growth. The event saw 26 extraordinary entrepreneurs awarded from Ahmedabad by the veterans of the construction and related industries like Shri Dinesh Aggarwal, Jt. MD of Panasonic India, Arch. Reza Kabul – India's most famous architect, Mrs. Tara Subramaniam, Chairperson of NAREDCO. The awardees were from a comprehensive background with accolades and achievements in their forte. The recipients are awarded certificates and awards recognizing their valuable contribution.
The event has received a massive pre event and post event press as well as online coverage providing a sustainable platform for the women in the construction industry, an opportunity to share knowledge with the experts, gather fresh industry insights, outline new tools as well as concepts and build strong work relationships. In addition to recognition within and outside the real estate industry, the winners of The Real Woman awards get exclusive membership in the Real Woman community. The awards boost the winners’ profile, providing them a complete platform for the appreciation and offering a long-term networking opportunity, besides access to monthly online meetings and seminars. As a result, the Real Woman Awards have emerged as prestigious and much-coveted awards in the construction industry, generating a considerable buzz in the media and enhancing the image and profile of the recipient of the prizes.
The event was exclusively covered by the top notch publications, news channels and online platforms like Sandesh, Gujarat Pranam, Suryakal, Gujarat No Beli, Rakhewal, Sunvil Samachar, The Venus Times, Virat Gujarat, Gujarat Business Watch, Navjeevan Express, Tej Gujrati and Nirmal Metro, Ed Times, Apn Live, Zee5, Dailyhunt, Asian News, Indian Alert, Republic News, Global News, Pune Metro, Star Newsline, Urban News Online, Biz News, BNI India, Daily Bulletin, Financial Telegraph, India Headline, Indian Newsmaker, Primeex News International The Udyog, Samay, and many more, giving the awardees maximum visibility and extensive reach in terms of their exhibited work.
Sheetal Bhilkar, a successful icon in the construction Industry herself with her company UBSC climbing the success ladder rapidly and Mr. Vijay Dalwani, Director, Harmony Events & Talent are joint organisers of this path breaking event. The event is a testimony and encouragement to the women who are paving their way and excelling in an otherwise male-dominated society, perfectly balancing their work and responsibilities.