Ms Kalli Purie, Vice-Chairperson of India Today Group, has been conferred upon the prestigious ‘Impact Most Influential Woman Award’ for the year 2020. This is the 9th edition of the award and Ms Purie has been a part of the list for 7 past editions and has made to the top 5, twice. These awards are given to recognize and acknowledge the immense contribution, inspiring leadership and remarkable body of work of some of the trail-blazing women achievers from the Indian Advertising, Media and Marketing industry.
The awards jury was chaired by Sam Balsara, Chairman, Madison World and also had other distinguished members including Animesh Kumar, Chief People Officer, Zee Entertainment; B. Srinivasan, MD, Vikatan Group; Delna Avari; Founder, Delna Avari & Consultants; Ferzad Palia, Head, Youth, Music and English Entertainment, Viacom18; Gurmit Singh, General Manager, Quora; Partha Sinha, President, Response, TOI Group; Punitha Arumugam, Founder, Arumugam & Consultants; Rana Barua, CEO, Havas Group; Ravish Kumar, Head Regional Entertainment Cluster, Viacom18; Shalini Kamath, Founder & CEO, SK & Associates; Tarun Katial, CEO, Zee5 India and Vikram Chhachhi, Principal, Global Consumer Markets, Heidrick & Struggles.
Winners were selected on the basis of parameters such as contribution to their respective roles, size of the business they head/lead, impact on their work on the profession/industry and any other notable achievements.
Speaking on the achievement, Ms Kalli Purie, Vice Chairperson, India Today Group said, “I would like to thank exchange4media for awarding me the ‘Most Influential Woman of the Year’. This award will always be very special to me, coming in the time of Corona, which has tested every imaginable aspect of my leadership and character. Because the award is for influence, I would like to dedicate it to my team that produces the Gold Standard of Journalism, which gives the India Today Group and me this power. I am deeply grateful to all of them.”