BURLINGTON, MA—If you are attending New England’s Oscar-style premier Woman of the Year Awards Gala, here is a brief guide to plan your evening and what to expect. Here is some basic information about the event:
The event will be held on Friday, June 3, 2016, at Burlington Marriott Hotel in Burlington, MA. Registration starts at 5:30 PM. A detailed program is attached in the bottom of this article.
The event is completely sold out. There will be NO ticket sales at the registration desk. If you have not purchased your ticket directly or invited by someone who has purchased a table, we will not be able to accommodate you.
Since the program is jam packed and not a single seat is available, every attendee will has been assigned to a table. Your table number will be written on your name tag.
The program will start on time and so please be punctual. Also, please note that there is a lot of traffic on Route 95 around 5:00 pm on Fridays, especially during summer. Thus, please give yourself plenty of extra time.
Eastern or Western formal wear.
Here is the tentative schedule of the program:
5:30:00 PM Registration
5:45:00 PM Cocktail hour starts
6:30:00 PM Doors open to grand ballroom
6:50:00 PM Emcees Mandy Pant and Jharna Madan kick off the event
Welcome: Upendra Mishra, Publisher INDIA New England News
Kathak Dance Introduction: Anandini Sekhar and Meenakshi Kulshreshtha
Dance: Anjali Nath and Shefali Jain
Guest of Honor: Sylvia Ferrell-Jones, President & CEO, YW Boston
Lifetime Achievement Award Introduction: Dr. Manju Sheth, Hostess of the Evening
Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Jasmine Shah
Chief Guest’s Introduction by Desh Deshpande, Trustee, MIT; Founder, Deshpande Foundation
Chief Guest and Keynote: Jacqueline Moloney, Chancellor, UMass Lowell
Honoring 20 Outstanding Women: Jacqueline Moloney
Music program: Introduction by Kiran Mani and Shaleen Sheth
Singer: American Idol Star Sonika Vaid
9:00 PM: Dinner by Gourmet India
9:20 PM: Introduction of previous year’s Woman of the Year by Geeta Aiyer
Woman of the Year Journey: Dr. Nahid Bhadelia
9:35: PM: Introduction of Judges
Chief judge speaks and announces Woman of the Year 2016
10:00 PM: Celebration begins and dance floor opens with DJ Yogi.