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The Digital Women Awards 2020 Shortlist Announced

Digital Women Awards 2020 celebrate talent, entrepreneurship, innovation and creation by and among women who are building businesses using the internet. In the COVID world, women are leading with empathy and creating businesses of the future. Digital Women Awards presented by Google puts the spotlight on ground breaking work of female entrepreneurs.

Women are bringing alive ideas for a new India with breakthroughs in digital and tech, transforming their lives and the nation’s potential. This new entrepreneurial energy is what can take India to the next level and put women at the forefront. Women entrepreneurs’ participation is critical to our country’s success through and beyond this pandemic and this point needs to be put across as loudly as possible.

At SheThePeople, we create new access points and opportunities for women to find business and grow. With these awards, over the last six years, we have consistently raised the bar and brought out new projects for women to partner and partake in. The idea is to create a platform that showcases the talent and potential of these hardworking women and that helps them build a network which could enable them to take their ventures to new heights.

2020 has been unprecedented in history – for some it was adverse and for some it offered a new lease of life. We had two special categories added to the 2020 awards and these were COVID Impact and Solopreneurs. With entrepreneurship offering vibrant new opportunities, just how have women reinvented themselves in the face of a pandemic? Here’s a look at all our categories and the shortlists announced.


Women entrepreneurs who have created a new market using the digital medium across any field or market which has disrupted an existing space. A unique offering with a strong business impact and has used the digital advantage to enhance the ease of doing business.

The shortlist for India’s most coveted award for women entrepreneurs is out. Meet the candidates from across categories shortlisted for the Digital Women Awards 2020 presented by Google and empowered by Colors.

The effort is to recognise individuals and organisations who demonstrate a pioneering and sustainable approach to digital transformation across public, private and non-profit sectors. We are celebrating individuals who are leveraging digital opportunities to transform India’s potential.

Social Impact

The category focusses on those who are maximising the digital dividend to reach and impact people and community. Using digital as an enabler. The systems and services connected to the digital and online space are improving quality of life. This could be quality of health through eHealth/mHealth services, quality of education though eLearning/mLearning, providing financial services to the unbanked, and the direct improvement of the earning capacity of people and nations’ GDP by opening up new markets, providing trade information and tools. These benefits are the dividends of digital penetration and the enablers of this wide reaching platform of digital. It’s embracement is worldwide and effective. We want to hear those stories.

COVID Impact

In the face of a global pandemic, many women-led businesses have innovated to meet the new needs of the dynamic world we live in. This special category looks at those businesses that are using digital to mitigate impact of COVID or aiding the solutions and innovations to deal with this pandemic.

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