Women in Management Awards

WIM IFC “Top50” Professional & Career Women Awards 2019

Date: 6th September 2019
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel Colombo

Chief Guest

Guests of Honour

Theme

“Empowered Women for Sustainable Growth”

Colour Theme

Black & Gold

Panel of Judges

Award Winners

No Category Name Title
1 Human Resources Bani Chandrasena
Head of Human Resources
LSEG Business Services Colombo (Pvt) Limited
Gold
2 Banking Industry Delrene Seneviratne
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
SANASA Development Bank PLC
Gold
3 Finance Management Nilika Goonatilleke
Finance Director
Hemas Manufacturing (Pvt) Ltd
Gold
4 Marketing Nilushi Jayatileke
Marketing Director Beauty & Personal Care
Unilever Sri Lanka Limited
Gold
5 Advertising Selonica Nalawansa
Executive Director Publics Sri Lanka
Leo Burnett Sri Lanka
Gold
6 Legal Saumya Amarasekara
Deputy Chairperson
Sampath Bank PLC
Gold
7 State and Government Malani Lokupothagama
Government Agent (GA)
Divisional Secretariat Rathnapura
Gold
8 Corporate Communication Imanthi Perera
Deputy General Manager Corporate Communications
Brandix Apparel Limited
Gold
9 Print Media Randima Attygalle
Senior Journalist
Sunday Island
Gold
10 Electronic Media Sharmila Dharmarasa
Director Programming
TV Derana
Gold
11 Supply Chain and Logistics Dhashma Karunaratne
Commercial & Marketing Head
South Asia Gateway Terminals Pvt Limited
Gold
12 Information Technology Chinthi Weerasinghe
Chief Executive Officer
Mitra Innovation Digital
Gold
13 Sports Tharjini Sivalingam
National Netball Player
Sri Lanka Netball Team
Gold
14 Career Achievements Amila De Mel
Professional architects involved in the reconstruction and restoration of Geoffrey Bawa’s
Gold
15 Career Achievements Thamari Senanayke
Associate Director
Corporate and Regulatory Affairs
Fonterra Brands Lanka Ltd
Gold
16 Career Achievements H.E. Shashikala Premawardhane
High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Singapore
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Gold
17 Hospitality Gitanjli Chakrwarthy
General Manager
Hilton Yala
Gold
18 Arts and Creative Science Upuli Panibharatha
Channa Upuli Performing Arts Foundation
Gold
19 Defense Force and Civil Society Nalani Kumari Dissanayake – OIC
Commercial Crime Investigation Unit 111, Criminal Investigation Department
Sri Lanka Police
Gold
20 Education Professor Chandrika. N. Wijeratne
Vice Chancellor
University of Colombo
Gold
21 Digital Technology Waruni Algama
General Manager, Digital User experience
Digital Adoption & Knowledge Management
Dialog Axiata PLC
Gold
22 Business Role Model of the Year Amari Wijewardena
Chairperson
The Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC
Gold
23 Career Role Model of the Year Sharmila Ragunathan
Director
Hayacrb PLC ( Hayleys Group)
Gold
24 Male Champion of the Year Mano Sekaram
Founder – CEO
99x Technology
Gold
25 Young Youth Leadership of the Year Haily Seneviratne
Lecturer
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
Gold
26 International Woman Leadership Award Dr. Kanjana Sashi Perera
Assistant Professor in Neurology
McMaster University
Gold
27 Trail Blazer Hasini Jayathilaka
Scientist
John Hopkins University
Gold
28 Inspirational Women of the Year Dr. Kanchana kohombage
International Hand Analyzing
Faculty of Siddha Newark, New Jersey USA.
Director and Patent 200017.
First Sri Lankan female to work in the Criminal Investigation Unit of India and the Youngest Female on Finger Print
Investigations in Asia
Gold
29 Inspirational Women of the Year Aruni Rajakarier
Founder
She Consult (Pvt) Ltd
Gold
30 Inspirational Women of the Year Sandya Salgado
Founder/CEO 
Ogilvy Action
Gold
31 Inspirational Women of the Year Padmini Indira Senaratne Samarasinghe
First Female Principal
Sri Lanka Law College
Gold
32 Inspirational Women of the Year Lasanthi Gunawardena
Centre Director ResearchInnovation and Technology
Gold
33 Inspirational Woman of the Year Dona Chitra Boteju
Managing Director/ Executive Engineer
Oceanica Group of Companies
Gold
34 Courageous Woman Award Rohini Thelis
A mother who sacrificed her youth for her children
Machine operator become a factory owner
Gold
35 Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur (Large) Dilani Nirosha Jagodaarachchi
Managing Director
British Cosmetics (Pvt) Ltd
Gold
36 Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur (Medium) Darshi Keerthisena
Creative Director
Buddhi Batiks
Gold
37 Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur (Small) Dulani Guruge
Owner
Flameback Eco Lodge (Pvt) Ltd
Gold
38 Upcoming Woman Entrepreneur Jaruza Jayachandran
Founder/CEO – Start up
EZ Booking, Tech Entrepreneur
North, Jaffna
Gold
39 Upcoming Woman Entrepreneur Farsana Fathima Ubaideen
Owner
Modern Tailoring, Delthota, Kandy
Gold
40 Upcoming Woman Entrepreneur W. M. Rupalatha
Team Leader
Liyasevana Cane Producers, Mahaoya, Ampara
Gold
41 Upcoming Woman Entrepreneur Chanchala Gunewardena
Founder/ Chairperson
Kimbula Kithul (Pvt) Ltd
Gold
42 Upcoming Woman Entrepreneur Ashoka Ranjani
Owner
Ashoka Bag Design Centre, Warankatagoda, Ampara
Gold
43 Service Appreciation Award Juliana Edward
CMC Worker
Dematagoda
Gold
44 Service Appreciation Award S.A. Dhammika Nilakshi
Garment Factory Worker
Sirio Limited, Badalgama
Gold
45 Best Women Empowerment Project run by a
NGO,INGO & International Organization
Prisoners Welfare Society
Welikada Sub Committee
Welikada Prison
Gold
46 Best CSR Program run by a Private Sector Organization for Women Empowerment Empowering Women through Technical Training
David Peiris Motor Company (Pvt) Ltd
Gold
47 Best Private Sector Organization for
Promoting Women in Workplace
National Development Bank PLC Gold
48 Women in Board Awards Minnete Perera
Non Executive Director
Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company PLC
Gold
49 Career Role Model of the Year- Maldives Maryam Visam
Registrar of Companies
Ministry of Economic Affairs Maldives
Gold
50 CEO of the Year – Maldives Aminath Salah
Chief Executive Officer
Voyagers – Maldives
Gold
51 Inspirational Woman of the Year –
Maldives
Mariam Waheeda
Former Commissioner of the Girl Guide Association, national marathons including a national record on 19 April with a full marathon. presented a 100-episode TV show on the topic of Women and Health – Maldives
Gold
52 WIM Member of the Year Pushpa Samarakkodige
Assistant General Manager
Revira Media Publication
Appreciate Awards

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