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When

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 (3 PM - 5:30 PM)

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Where

Mövenpick Hotel Colombo

Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha 24
Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

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Event Details

AMCHAM Sri Lanka presents the second installment of the 'Modern Workplace' series for 2019 titled: "Empowering the Female Workforce".


The AmCham's Modern Workplace series explores how dynamic organisational styles and priorities creates the need for new company needs and strategic priorities. This is the second event in this series. The first was titled, 'Wellness at the Workplace' and was held in February 2019.


The keynote address will be delivered by Her Excellency Alaina B. Teplitz, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives.


This session will focus on the following key elements:

  • Despite being a middle income country, and having exemplary social development levels when compared to its regional peers, Sri Lanka has one of the lowest rates of female participation in the workforce in the world - World Bank
  • Building workplaces that embrace gender equity and commit to gender smart initiatives by looking at non-discriminatory policies, improving access to part time work, providing child care etc.
  • Empowering women and their economic empowerment
  • Best practices and case studies of companies that have adopted gender smart solutions


This event will feature an interactive panel discussion with industry experts.

Speakers

  • Alaina B. Teplitz (U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives at U.S. Embassy to Sri Lanka and Maldives)

    Alaina B. Teplitz

    U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives at U.S. Embassy to Sri Lanka and Maldives

  • Chandi Dharmaratne (Senior Director Human Resources of Virtusa (Pvt) Ltd)

    Chandi Dharmaratne

    Senior Director Human Resources of Virtusa (Pvt) Ltd

  • Kasturi Chellaraja Wilson (Managing Director - Pharmaceuticals, Logistics and Maritime of Hemas Holdings PLC)

    Kasturi Chellaraja Wilson

    Managing Director - Pharmaceuticals, Logistics and Maritime of Hemas Holdings PLC

  • Aarthy Arunasalam (Employment Lead for Women in Work Program at International Finance Corporation)

    Aarthy Arunasalam

    Employment Lead for Women in Work Program at International Finance Corporation

  • Kanishka Weerasinghe (Director General / Chief Executive Officer of The Employers Federation of Ceylon)

    Kanishka Weerasinghe

    Director General / Chief Executive Officer of The Employers Federation of Ceylon

  • Sarinda Unamboowe (Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director - MAS Kreeda of MAS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd.)

    Sarinda Unamboowe

    Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director - MAS Kreeda of MAS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd.

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