Farah Khan was conferred with the FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) Icon award for her ‘contribution to the entertainment industry’ at their annual session held in Delhi on 14th April, 2017. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the award to Farah Khan on the occasion.
The successful filmmaker, along with other distinguished celebrities including Anita Dongre, Renu Sud Karnad, Pratap C Reddy and Mahavir Singh Phogat were also awarded.
The Gender Parity Index (commissioned jointly by FLO and FICCI) evaluates gender diversity and empowerment of women in the formal sector and the progress made over the years.
Kiran Gera of FLO says, “We found Farah to be the only woman from entertainment who is as successful and powerful as Yash Chopra. She comes with a clean image and yet, is very earthy. Farah has come up from scratch and sends across as a powerful message of being a woman of respect, prestige and honour.”