CII, under the aegis of its National Committee on Women Empowerment, has since 2005, institutionalised an annual CII Woman Exemplar Award.
The award promotes women empowerment at the community level by discovering & recognizing those who have, against all odds, excelled and contributed significantly to the development process in India. The award is given in the field of Education & Literacy, Health and Micro Enterprise.
The award is called EXEMPLAR because the talented awardees set an example to others, igniting the spirit and the belief that others too can be empowered.
The awardees are grass-root community women workers.
ArcelorMittal is the partner for this award in 2010.