WIM IFC “Top50” Professional & Career Women Awards 2017

Date: 14 July 2017
Venue: Taj Samudra Colombo

Panel of Judges

  • Dr. Rohantha Athukorala – Board Director, Public & Private Sector
  • Ms. Amena Arif from IFC – Country Manager, IFC Sri Lanka Maldives
  • Mr. Kumar Samarasinghe – Director Marketing, Singer Sri Lanka
  • Ms. Lilamani Benson – CEO, Lowe LDB
  • Ms. Nadija Thambiah – Head Legal & Secretarial JKH
  • Ms. Tania Polonnowita Wettimuny – Managing Director, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics
  • Ms. Farzana Jameel – President’s Counsel

Award Winners

No Category Name Title
1
Human Resources
Dilrukshi Kurukulasuriya
Chief Human Resources Officer
CHRO- DIMO
Gold
2
Human Resource
Indrani Hissale
Chief Human Resources Office
Sri Lanka Telecom
Gold
3
Banking & Finance (Banking,Insurance & Finance Positions in organizations)
Shanaki Ranasinghe
General Manager Insurance
Janashakthi General Insurance Ltd
Silver
4
Banking & Finance
Shashi Kandambi
Snr Deputy GM – Corporate Banking
Sampath Bank Plc
Gold
5
Advertising
Caryll Van Dort
Director
Leo Burnett Sri Lanka
Silver
6
Advertising
Sheron Jayasundera
COO Bates
Gold
7
Logistics
Catriona A N Jayasundera
Colombo International Container
Terminal Limited
Silver
8
Logistics
Anushka Weeraratne
Chief Executive Officer
Lanka Marine Services (Pvt) Limited
Gold
9
Young Leadership – Busines
Vindya Vithana
Chief Editor/Director PR/Marketing
Xtream Youth
Gold
10
Young Leadership- Social
Hasanah Cegu Isadeen
Attorney-at-Law
Women Activist
Gold
11
Information Technology
Shahani Markus
Global Technology Executive and
Entrepreneur
EmojotInc
Gold
12
Civil & Security
W.I.P P.N. Hewapathirana
CID – Criminal Division
Silver
13
Civil & Security
SP. Dimathi Periyapperuma
Asst. Police Superintendent
Gold
14
Arts & Aesthetics
Saskia Fernando
Director
Paradise Road
Silver
15
Career Achievements
Darshi Thalapehwa
Head Group
HR/Legal/CorporateCommunication &
Sustainability/Group Security
HayleysPlc
Gold
16
Career Achievements
Roshanie Jayasundera Moraes
Executive Vice President
John Keells Holdings
Gold
17
Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur Large
Samadani Kiriwandeniya
Chairperson
Sanasa Development Bank
Gold
18
Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur Small
Prima Croose Ganarajahn
Riya Products
Gold
19
Up Coming Entrepreneur
Wasanthi Karunathilake
Hambanthota
Organic Food
Gold
20
Up Coming Entrepreneur
Kanesamoorthy Rajakala
Batticaloa Short Eats
Gold
21
Up Coming Entrepreneur
B N Nandawathi
Ampara – Clay Pot
Gold
22
Up Coming Entrepreneur
Good Luck Batik Creation
Cheddikulam
Gold
23
Up Coming Entrepreneur
M A Azlima
Kalmunai
Designing Abaya
Gold
24
Woman of the Year
Hon. Thalatha Athukorala
Minister of Foreign Employment
Woman of the Year
25
Business Role Model of the Year
Niloufer Anverally
MD
Cotton Collection
Business Role Model of the Year
26
Career Role Model of the Year
Premila Perera
Company Director
John Keells Holdings PLC
Ceylon Tobacco co PLC
Holcim Lanka
Career Role Model of the Year
27
International Leadership
Gowri Rajan
First lady Governor
Sri Lanka & Maldives
Gold
28
Inspirational Woman of the Year
Tamara Kunanayakam UN
Gold (International)
29
Inspirational Woman of the Year
Babara Sansoni Barefoot
Gold (Entrepreneurship)
30
Inspirational Woman of the Year
Dr. Sahida ettiarachchi
Chairperson
Takima Tech Lanka (Pvt) Ltd
Gold (International Business)
31
Entrepreneur of the Year Maldives
Juwayriyya Wajdy
MD
Juway’s Café and Restaurants
Gold
32
Business Role Model of the Year Maldives
Shaira Saleem
Jal Health and Beauty Spa
Gold
33
Career Achievement Maldives
Aishath Rafiyya
Director of Chairman’s Bureau
Sun Siyam group of companies
Gold
34
Best CSR Programme run by a Private Sector
For Women Empowerment Awards – Gold
NDB Bank Sri Lanka
Gold
35
Best Private Sector organization for
promoting Women in Workplace Awards
Colombo Hilton
Gold
36
Hospitality
Shana Dandeniya
Joint Owner and Director
Café Kumbuk (Pvt) Ltd
Silver
37
Hospitality
D Stasshani Jayawardena
Executive Director
Aitken Spence PLC
Gold
38
State & Government
Manohari Ramanathan
Member of the Monetary Board of the
Central Bank of Sri Lanka
Silver
39
State & Government
Jeevani Siriwardena
Director General
Export Development Board
Silver
40
Electronic Media
Nedra Weerasinghe
Group Director
The Capital Maharaja Organization Pvt Ltd
MTV/MBC Channels Pvt. Ltd.,
Capital Maharaja Organisation
Gold
41
Print Media
Pushpa Rowell
Editor of Dinamina
Gold
42
Corporate Communication
Neelika Thilakaratne
General Manager
Corporate Affairs and Business Innovation
CIC Holdings
Silver
43
Corporate Communication
Shevanthi Fernando
General Manager
Corporate Communication/CSR &
Women’s Advocacy MAS Intimates
Gold
44
Legal
Rajitha Jayasuriya
Director Legal
MAS Holding
Silver
45
Legal
Marini De Livera
Chairperson
National Child Protection
Authority of the Democratic
Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Gold
46
Marketing
Shevanthi Rajanathan
Brand Marketing and Communications
Jay Kay Marketing Services
Silver
47
Marketing
Fiona Jurianz Munasighe
GM – Marketing
Hemas Consumer Brands
Hemas Manufacturing
Gold
48
Sports
Rumeshika Kumari
Gold - One of South Asia’s fastest runners
49
WIM Member of the Year
Vijitha Samarakkodige

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