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Vogue Women of the Year Awards 2020: Here are the winners!

Vogue Women of the Year Awards 2020

Here is a list of all the winners from Vogue Women of the Year Awards 2020:

Vogue held it’s 4th annual Women of the Year Awards recently. The award ceremony facilitates all the exceptional women whose contributions defined the year. Although this time the celebrations were done virtually the spirit remained the same. Due to the pandemic, many women were honored for their contributions during such difficult times as well.

Here is a list of all the winners from Vogue Women of the Year Awards 2020:

1. Global Entertainer of the Year – Dua Lipa

 

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While accepting the award, Dua shed light at the recent Black Lives Matter movement. She released her album ‘Future Nostalgia’ in March 2020, which helped people uplift their spirits in such dark times of the pandemic.

2. Warrior of the Year – Reshma Mohandas

 

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Reshma Mohandas is a woman in her early 30s who works as a nurse at the Kottayam Government Medical College. She managed to recover two of the oldest COVID-19 patients in India. She also contracted the virus in the process but was back to do her duties only after three months since the coronavirus affected her.

3. Warrior of the Year – Swati Raval

 

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Swati became the first female pilot who was involved in a rescue mission in these tough times of the pandemic.

4. Leader of the Year award – KK Shailaja

 

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She is Kerala’s health, social justice, and women and child development minister. She mentioned that the battle against the pandemic is a collective effort and dedicated the award to the frontline workers who’ve been working tirelessly to save the affected.

5. Sportswomen of the Year – Indian Women’s National Field Hockey Team

 

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What made this team stand out is that they organised a fundraiser for migrant workers during the spread of COVID-19 while they’re also training for the upcoming Olympic event. While accepting the award they urged young girls to get involved in sports.

6. Business Leader of the Year – Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

 

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She is a self-made billionaire who is the executive chairperson of one of the biggest pharmaceuticals i.e. Biocon Limited.  She is also a Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awardee.

7. Global Designer of the Year – Sarah Burton

 

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She is the one behind designing the wedding dress of Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine during the Royal Wedding. She mentioned she feels ‘incredibly honoured’.

8. Environmentalist of the Year – Dia Mirza

 

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She is also the UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador, who has always been passionate about the issue of protecting the environment. In her speech, she talked about what defines a women leader in today’s times.

9. Global Thought Leader of the Year – Gita Gopinath

 

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She is the first chief economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) who is a female. While receiving the award she urged women to grab opportunities and not to be afraid of setbacks.

10. Tech Leader of the Year – Debjani Ghosh

 

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She is the president of NASSCOM,  a trade association of Indian Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies. It helped secure the Indian IT sector and the jobs under it during the pandemic. Debjani Ghosh talked about being comfortable amidst the uncomfortable while breaking the barriers.

11. Spotlight of the Year – Megha Majumdar

 

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She is an author whose debut novel, ‘A Burning’ was pathbreaking in the literary world. It was also a part of the New York Times bestsellers list. In her speech, she mentioned that paths need to be reimagined if one needs to lead in the present time.

12. Spotlight of the Year – Nilza Wangmo

She is a chef who contributed to reviving the Ladakhi Cuisine. She was also awarded the Nari Shakti Puraskar by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

13. Spotlight of the Year – Tripti Dimri

 

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Tripti received a lot of praise through her lead role as Bulbbul in Anvita Dutt’s film of the same name. It was a socially important film with a very powerful message.

14. Spotlight of the Year – Tanya Maniktala

 

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Tanya’s role as Lata Mehra in Mira Nair’s web series ‘A Suitable Boy’ was also one of a kind. The show was an adaption of the famous novel of the same name by renowned author Vikram Seth.

15. Performer of the Year – Vidya Balan

 

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She was recognised for her role as Shakuntala Devi, in the biopic which was released under the same name. She was amazing as the famous mathematician who was also known as the Human-Computer.

16. Youth Influencer of the Year – Camila Cabello

 

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She is a singer cum songwriter whose songs have taken everyone by a storm all over the world. She is also the holder of two Latin Grammy Awards. Her most popular songs include ‘Senorita’ and ‘Havana’.

17. Global Disruptor of the Year – Jameela Jamil

 

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She is an actor as well as an activist who has raised her voice against body shaming, LGBTQ+ rights and Misogyny. In her speech, she had a message for other women leaders of today and she urged them to have the power to pick them self’s up after setbacks.

18. Global Indian Icon of the Year – Priyanka Chopra

 

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Despite pandemic affecting so many sectors, Priyanka Chopra announced  multimillion-dollar production contract, her long due memoir and worked to support all the businesses which have been founded by women.

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