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Celebrating 2 years of running Women’s Web, the community for Indian women who like interesting reads relevant to real lives – plus, a giveaway!
By Aparna V. Singh and Anne John
On 14th April 2010, Women’s Web got off to a very small start. A creaky sort of website was finally finished, a couple of articles were put up and word was sent out to friends and family – that we had launched!
2 years later, here we are, having published a total of over 400 articles and 250 blogposts, on topics as diverse as career growth, parenting, entrepreneurship, sexuality, empowerment, relationships, health, finances, safety, learning, volunteering, inspiring women and the stories of those working in the social sector.
We still have a very long way to go. But we’re glad to have come so far. To celebrate these 2 years, we’d like to organize a small contest for our wonderfully supportive readers, but before we go to that, here is a small note about our most gracious contest partners, Cleosara who are doing a giveaway to celebrate with us on this occasion!
Cleosara is an independent brand of urban, chic, sterling silver jewelry with natural gemstones. The designs are made for the contemporary woman who loves clean, simple lines and diverse range of jewelry to match her every day living. The brand promise is built around the concept “Be Interesting” and hence draws inspiration from the variety of roles and situations managed by the woman of today in a typical urban context. The designs include range of Earrings, Chains, Pendants and Rings.
The design aesthetic of Cleosara is simple, uncomplicated lines highlighting the sparkle of sterling silver and the richness of the natural gemstones used in the jewelry. The natural gemstones used include Black Onyx, Flient, Mariam, Mojave, Sponge Coral, among others – allowing for a range of jewelry that includes warm earthy tones, cool blues, energizing greens and passionate reds. This line of jewelry is a perfect match for the modern woman in an international context.
What we love about working on Women’s Web
Before we get to the contest and giveaway, we hope you’ll indulge us if we list a few of our favourite things about being the Women’s Web team:
We learn something new everyday: courtesy of working on so many different subjects and talking to so many people!
We believe we’re making a difference: we cover issues not often discussed in mainstream Indian media such as the loss of a child or a mother talking about acceptance of her son’s sexuality.
We get to read fan mail: Just kidding, but we do get such lovely e-mails from our readers on the difference Women’s Web has made to their lives.
We are inspired: by the several wonderful women (and men) we come across through Women’s Web. Be it social activists, entrepreneurs or all the other super-women we get to know, they inspire us to always aim higher.
We find joy: with every new ‘Like’ on Facebook, every new follower on Twitter, every new comment and every new user registration. As a modest start-up, every small step forward gets us smiling.
And now for the giveaways!
Tell us (in the comments section below) any one article on Women’s Web that you really liked – that touched you or left you laughing – or thinking – or crying. Let us know which one it was, along with a link to it, so other readers can read your favourite too.
We will be picking one winner from the commenters (at random) to receive a fine piece of jewellery from Cleosara: GWYNETH – Silver Earrings set with semi-circular Mariam Stone, worth Rs.2137
About GWYNETH: Stunning semi-circle Mariam stone is set in a polished silver-tone circular background to create these strikingly handsome dangling earrings. Shepherd’s hook posts make them as easy to wear as they are stylish and elegant. Whether you’re shopping for yourself, or treating a special lady to a luxuriously indulgent gift, these beautiful Mariam stone, polished silver tone earrings are a sure winner.
Two other commenters (also selected at random) will receive a Women’s Web coffee mug. (Note: The Gwyneth silver earrings can be shipped worldwide, but coffee mugs will only be sent to a valid address in India).
Giveaway closes on April 21st 2012 9 AM IST.
And finally – we’d like to thank each and every one who has been with us on this journey – our readers, writers, advisors, event partners, advertisers, our tech team – every single one of you has made a difference to how Women’s Web has shaped up, and we hope you’ll continue to stay with us!
*Earrings photo credit: Cleosara
*Celebration photo credit: rubatos (Used under the Creative Commons Attribution License)
UPDATE: Giveaway closed. Thank you all for your lovely comments and wishes. We are glad to see that Women’s Web is making a positive impact in all your lives. And now time for the winners!
Lavs is the winner of a beautiful pair of silver earrings from Cleosara! Congrats!
Sutanuka Banerjee and Unmana each win a Women’s Web coffee mug! Congrats!
Please send your contact details to [email protected] and we will send along your prizes. Thanks all for participating!
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