ALL Women Economic Forum 2015 honors Eminent Goan Women Achievers
May 8th, 2015; Goa: A preserver of traditional Goan culinary; another an ace Zumba dancing, successfully running a dance academy; other a prominent media professional and a prolific writer; another among world-best Fado singer in India & also the promoter of traditional Goan music; yet another a noted fashion designer…these real-life heros & inspirational women from Goa were honored by the Women Economic Forum today at Goa Marriott in Goa.
Women Economic Forum – an Initiative by ALL Ladies League, held the ‘Goa Women of the Decade Award’ to honor women achievers from Goa, for their exemplary contribution in their respective fields from entrepreneurship to media, fashion to dance. ALL – WEF 2015 honored some phenomenal women leaders from Goa for their contribution in the diverse sectors and upholding the cause of womanhood on several national-international platforms.
Here’s what the awardees had to say.
Ms. Odette Mascarenhas, famous as the ‘Culinary Queen of Goa’; awarded for her immense dedication in preserving and promoting Goan culinary tradition on various national & international platforms, said that “When I started with Taj, the journey was extreamly exciting and inspiring. I started with a 9 to 5 job and ended up writing a book which was also awarded in 2008. Its like a dream come true and I have not stopped dreaming yet. I am extreamly thankful the ALL Women Economic Forum for this recognition.”
Ms. Cecille Lee Rodrigues awarded for transforming Zumba dance into a vehicle of self-expression for women, said that “Following your heart is exreamly difficult even in the cosmopolitan city like Goa. But I am thankful to my parent who supported me and I am here now receiving this award for uplifting Zumba and dance.”
Ms. Ethel Da Costa awarded for being an renowned media icon for her outstanding work in journalism, said that “I am thankful to everyone who supported me, especially my mother and daughter. Through many ups and downs, it is my family who has kept me going and I am standing here because of their support.”
Ms. Archana Bhobe awarded for providing a new dimension to fashion, lifestyle and creative entrepreneurship in India, said that “I am extreamly happy to be here and receive the award. I have always followed my heart and will continue to contribute society with all the dedication.”
Ms. Sonia Shirsat, Entitled as the Ambassador of Goan Music and one of the best Fado singer of India; awarded for immense contribution in uplifting Goan culture and music on several national and international platforms, said that “For following something unknown and presenting a new world to everyone is always difficult. I have had the opportunity to represent India on international platforms and I hope I continue to make India proud again and again.”
The forum started from 7th May and today in the presence of Dr. Harbeen Arora, Global Chairperosn, Women Economic Forum ALL awarded five Goan women achievers with ‘Goa Women of the Decade’ Award at 6:00 PM in Goa at Goa Marriott.
About Women Economic Forum
Women Economic Forum – an Initiative by ALL Ladies League, is designed as a scintillating forum for stirring thought leadership among women from ALL strata of society, from ALL spheres of work and from ALL parts of the world.
The theme of this year reflects the new defining wave of our times: Women as Harbingers of Change. Our shared world, torn by growing strife, needs resuscitation by the forces of harmony and happiness; forces that women innately embody and seek to perpetuate. Strengthening thus women’s leadership and entrepreneurship is bound to galvanize women as proactive agents of change for self and society on a never-before seen level and scale.
The Women Economic Forum 2015 has been organized by ALL Ladies League at Marriott Resort & Spa, Goa from 7th May 2015 to 11th May 2015.