PrintWeek's most impactful women of 2024 - The Noel DCunha Sunday Column

The Jury Day of the second edition of the Women to Watch Awards was hosted on 5 March. A five-member jury scrutinised the timelines of the past 12 months and selected the industry's most impactful women. Read more

10 Mar 2024 | By Noel D'Cunha

Educator of the Year
Rageshree Niyogi

Director - product and marketing (Collins Learning)
HarperCollins Publishers India


Business Leader of the Year (Joint winner)
Priya Singh

Senior VP- production, digital resources and press logistics
Hachette India

Business Leader of the Year (Joint winner)
Sheetal Dandekar

Senior general manager
JB Pharma


Factory Champion of the Year
Srishti Kaushik

Senior manager (PPC)
Nutech Print Services


R & D Captain of the Year
Mamta Garg

Director - design and development
Brijbasi Art Press


Rising Star of the Year
Rituricha Jain

Founder and owner


Designer of the Year
Priyanka Karyekar

Creative director
Elephant Design


Mentor of the Year
Arpita Das

Founder and publisher
Yoda Press (Independent)


Sales Champion of the Year
Bharti Aggarwal

Director - sales
NBG Printographic Machinery


Young Business Leader
Isha Deshpande

Trigon Digipack


Packaging Person of the Year
Suman Singh Gaikwad

Assistant professor
VCSG University of Horticulture and Forestry Dehradun


Publishing Person of the Year
Poulomi Chatterjee

Publisher and rights director
HarperCollins Publishers India


All Women Team of the Year
Sangeetha Kannan

KK Packaging


Outstanding Contribution to the Industry
Bina Sarkar Ellias

International Gallerie

Note: The reason to have the Fintech Leader of the Year category at the Women to Watch Awards 2024 was to encourage the financial brains in the industry to grow, scale up and — yes — prosper. After analysing the nominations in the Fintech Leader of the Year category, the jury felt it needed to show a few more sterling qualities. After all,  the print and packaging and publishing industry is backed by good financial brains and acumen with plenty of potential. And so, while the jury admired the work and the growth, they had a lot many questions. And so, this year, there is no Award in this category.

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