Personal Care Brand Based in Nepa

1st April 2023, Kathmandu

Open Space Network organized Apex College Presents Summit Woman of the Year 2023 to recognize and honor business women below the age of 30 with a sound business plan following all legal implications and at the same time making a social impact with strong growth and sustainability plan.

Summit Woman of the YearSummit Woman was created to provide a platform outside of the workplace to educate,  encourage and inspire women to achieve their career and personal goals. The energy at the  Summit is magnetic! Attendees seamlessly connect to each other and the information to help resolve their career and personal challenges. We hope to develop a strong community of female entrepreneurs by providing quality programming and resources that inspire and elevate opportunities for equity.

The 3rd Annual Summit Woman was graced by Honorable KP Sharma Oli, Former Prime  Minister of Nepal as the Chief Guest. It brought together leaders at the forefront of advancement who are breaking new ground and using their influence to build a more fair society.  The event was committed to releasing fresh thinking and transforming ideas into effect.

Ms. Arushree Sharma, Co-Founder of Avani Nepal, a natural high-quality skincare, haircare, and personal care brand based in Nepal won the title of “SUMMIT WOMAN OF THE YEAR  2023” with Rs. One Lakh as a cash prize and Ms. Nikita Jalan Co-Founder of Petmama Nepal,  the first professional pet grooming parlor in Nepal was awarded “VAIDYA  ORGANIZATION INNOVATION PRIZE 2023” with a Cash prize of Fifty Thousand. The award ceremony was organized at Soaltee Hotel on 31st March 2023.

This year we received more than 80 applications from all over Nepal from 7 different provinces and we would be pleased to have your presence that can motivate our Young Ladies. The screening of applications is made by our esteemed Jury composed of Ms. Ritu Singh Vaidya,  Managing Director of United Traders Syndicate and VOITH Group, Mr. Nakim Uddin, Co-Founder of QFX Cinemas and Labim Mall, Ms. Neeru Rayamajhi, President of  FWEAN, Mr. Manoj Gyawali, Deputy CEO of Nabil Bank and Ms. Sulochana Shrestha  Shah, Chairwoman of Lotus Holdings Pvt. Ltd.

Our Top 7 Participants were

  1. Arushree Sharma, Co-Founder Avani Nepal Pvt Ltd
  2. Nikita Jalan, Co Founder/ CEO – PetMama Nepal
  3. Manisha Shah, Founder – Modern Mithila Photo Shop
  4. Hemantika Rajya Laxmi Palikhe, Director | Architect – Palikhe and Shrestha Architects Pvt. Ltd. (PASA)
  5. Simoni Shrestha Rajlawat, Sole proprietor, Eastern Nepal Authentics
  6. Swikritee Neupane, Co-Founder – Lumiere Nepal
  7. Daxyata Bhandari, Co-Founders- Lumiere Nepal

The event is being organized with the collaboration and support of

Title Sponsor: Apex College
Co-Organized by: YPO Nepal
In Association with: Glocal
Powered By: STING
Banking Partner: Nabil Bank
Domestic Airlines Partner: Yeti Airlines
Travel Partner: Sealinks Holidays
Investment Partner: Her Ventures
Celebration Partner: Shalimar Jewellers and Mamaearth
Digital Partner: Technorio
Outreach Partner: NYEF
Gift Partner: Kayo
Mobility Partner: Toyota
Handmade Partner: Kathmandu Handmade
Creative Partner: Alladin
Official Hotel: The Soaltee Kathmandu
Restaurant Partner: Aranya Boutique Hotel

About Open Space Network (OSN), an entity that focuses on bridging the gap between, “product and product”, “product and people” and “People and people” through event curation. OSN  encourages young entrepreneurs by creating and developing large-scale events such as festivals,  markets, conferences, and exhibitions to exchange and interact about their products and services.


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