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IBJA gears up to celebrate Golden Girls Award 2024

Recognising Women Entrepreneurs in the Indian GJ Industry 

India Bullion & Jewellers Association (IBJA), a leading organisation in the promotion and regulation of bullion trade, has announced the upcoming 2nd edition of the Golden Girls Award (GGA) to be held on March 28th, 2024 at Hotel Aurika, Mumbai Skycity.


In line with India's national sentiment and economic aspirations, IBJA proudly presents the Golden Girls Award 2024, which honours women entrepreneurs who contribute significantly to the industry's growth.


GGA is a tribute to the remarkable women of India who have played an instrumental role in shaping the GJ industry and have the potential to further Prime Minister Modi's vision of catalysing India 4.0, driven by the ethos of Atmanirbhar Bharat. Presented by the Ladies' Wing of IBJA, the GGA marks a pioneering initiative in India's G&J landscape.


"I am delighted to unveil the Golden Girls Awards on behalf of the IBJA Ladies' Wing. The GGA is tailored specifically to recognise the rising and forward-thinking luminaries of our GJ sector," said Prithviraj Kothari, National Chairman-IBJA. He said at the juncture of the GGA announcement that women in India are marching ahead in sync with India's national sentiment and economic aspirations. Acknowledging the invaluable role of women entrepreneurs, IBJA recognises their efforts in fostering sustainable growth within the bullion and jewellery sector. This initiative reflects IBJA's commitment to empowering women in business and promoting gender equality within the industry.

At the occasion, Dr Chetan Mehta, National Vice President-IBJA, said, "In the contemporary landscape, women are spearheading advancements across various sectors, including our esteemed gem and jewellery industry. Indeed, they are the cornerstone of this industry's evolution throughout the century, influencing every facet of jewellery design and manufacturing.”

Surendra Mehta, National Secretary - IBJA, remarked, "While progress is being made in reshaping societal perceptions and recognition of women's contributions, achieving genuine gender equality remains an ongoing journey.”


Hetal Vakil Valia, National Chairperson - IBJA Ladies’ wing, said, “Today, the brilliance of our gem and jewellery sector is illuminated by the pioneering efforts of women entrepreneurs. As representatives of the India Bullion & Jewellers Association (IBJA), we take great pride and privilege in bestowing the Golden Girls Award upon these remarkable women entrepreneurs.”


“However, during moments of uncertainty, let us draw inspiration from the resilience and strength of women in our industry. They serve as beacons of encouragement and optimism, illuminating the path towards a future filled with promise and equality."

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