Women in Management Awards

WIM IFC “Top50” Professional & Career Women Awards 2020

Date: 26th January 2021
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel Colombo

Chief Guest

Guests of Honor

Theme

“#sheis (R) Evolutionary”

Colour Theme

Black & Gold

Panel of Judges

Award Winners

No Category Name Title
1 Arts & Creative Industry M T Soundarie David Rodrigo – Founding Director, Soul Sound Academy Sri Lanka Gold
2 Banking Industry ( Banking Professionals) Gillian A M Edwards – Senior Vice President Consumer Banking, DFCC Bank PLC Gold
3 Corporate Communication Kumudu N Munasinghe – Head of Corporate Communications, Group Lead – Diversity and Inclusion, Head of Operations – Social Internship Project (Plastic cycle) & Project Champion – English Language Scholarship Programme, JKH PLC Gold
4 Defense Force and Civil Security DIG Bimshani Jasin Arachchi – 1st Women DIG Sri Lanka Police (Police for Welfare Gold
5 Educator (Educational Institutes, Schools, Universities etc.,) Prof. Nilanthi de Silva – Dean and Professor of Parasitology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka Gold
6 Financial Services (Finance Professionals, Auditors, Insurance services stock brokers & leasing) D A R Chandrika Perera – Executive Director, Abans PLC Gold
7 Human Resources (includes HR, HRD and IR) K K Thilanka Jayatilake – Associate Director HR, Fonterra Brands Lanka (Pvt) Ltd Gold
8 Legal A B Ayesha Jinasena PC – Director of Public Prosecutions, Attorney General office Gold
9 Marketing & Advertising (Sales, Marketing, Customer care, PR & Advertising) Sharmila Arasaratnam – Director Marketing, Gamma Pizza kraft Lanka (Pvt) Limited (Sole Franchisee for Pizza Hut & Taco Bell in Sri Lanka) Gold
10 Print Media N Namini Wijedasa – Deputy Editor Investigations, Sunday Times Gold
11 Electronic Media Indeewari Amuwatte – News Anchor / Broadcast Journalist (Currently working to understand extremism, radicalization & counter-terrorism), TV Derana Gold
12 Digital Media Shanuki De Alwis – Brand Purpose Consultant / Mentor/ TEDx Speaker/ Skills Coach/ Podcaster/ Talk show Host / Advocate, Shhh Talk Show Gold
13 Science, Technology & Innovation industry Sangeetha Navaratnam – Principal Architect, Mitra Innovation Gold
14 Sports Dinesha A Perera – First Sri Lankan Hockey Women Umpire Gold
15 State & Government Sector A L Shyamali Chitraleka Perera – 1st Women Surveyor General, Sri Lanka Survey Department Gold
16 Supply Chain & Logistics M M Amalika S Mudunkotuwa Mendis – General Manager Operations, Regency Teas (Pvt) Ltd Gold
17 Travel & Tourism (Careers in Hotels, Restaurants, Guest Houses and etc.,) Nayantara Fonseka – Managing Director, Taru Villas Resorts Gold
18 Career Achievements (Finance Sector) Nilanthi Sivapragasam – Chief Financial Officer, Aitken Spence PLC Gold
19 Career Achievements (Print Media) W A Inoka Perera – Business Editor, Silumina Newspaper Gold
20 Career Achievements (Science, Technology & Innovation industry) Dilani N S De Silva – Director Sales and General Manager, WSO2 Lanka (Pvt) Ltd Gold
21 Career Achievements (Corporate Leadership) Sifara Farook Ismail – Chief Finance Officer (CFO) – Group, Wayamba Printpack (Pvt) Ltd. – (Holding company) Nippon PVC Holdings (Pvt) Ltd. – (Subsidiary) Nippon Toys and Helmets (Pvt) Ltd. – (Subsidiary) Gold
22 Best Corporate Leader of the Year S Shehara Jayawardana – Managing Director, McLarens Group of Companies Gold
23 Woman in Boards Shehara De Silva – Non Executive Director, Keells Food PLC Gold
24 Career Role Model of the Year Chamila R K Bandara – Director/CEO, Mountain Hawk Express Licensee of Federal Express Corporation (Fedex & TNT) Gold
25 Emerging Business Leader of the Year Selyna D Peiris – Head of Business Development, Selyn Exporters (Pvt) Ltd. Gold
26 Male Champion of Change N J Hiran M Cooray – Chairman, Jetwing Symphony PLC Gold
27 Inspirational woman of the year Covid – 19 Pandemic Prof. G Neelika Malavige – Prof at University of Sri Jayawardenapura and Visiting professor at the University of Oxford involved in Covid – 19 Research Gold
28 Inspirational woman of the year Women in Governance M Lihini Fernando – Attorney – at Law / Founder of Velox Legal, Politician / Municipal Council of Moratuwa Gold
29 Trail Blazer Kasturi A Chellaraja Wilson – 1st Female Group CEO of a Public quoted conglomerate in Sri Lanka, Hemas Holdings PLC Gold
30 Best Social Worker of the year Gurusinghage Nandamalini – Thanamanwila Mother, Kiulara Samansiri Karunarathna Primary School Gold
31 Change Makers for Women Aroshi Nanayakkara – Independent Non Executive Director, Chair of Women in Boards, Banking Industry, Women on Board Gold
32 Change Makers for Women K. M. I Dilhani Gunarathna, H. M. Madushani Udeshika, H. K. Ishara Sewwandi, W. A. K. Mangalika, M. Erandi Fernando , K. T. T. Dilki Nadeesha, Pujani Dilki, M. D. Udayangani Prasadi , G. V. G Shamila Rasikani , S. H. M. Chathurika Harshani – Team of Female Rubber Tired Gantry Crane Operators, Operations Division Sri Lanka Ports Authority Gold
33 Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur (Large) Shyamalie Wijegunawardena – Co-Founder, Spring & Summer Shopping Store Gold
34 Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur (Medium) Tania Polonnowita Wettimuny – Managing Director, IAS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd Gold
35 Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur (Small) Indeevari Yapa Abeywardena – Owner/Fashion Designer, House of Indi Gold
36 Best private Sector Organization for promoting women in workplace Daragami Mama Jiiwithe Dilan Devinda, Sirasa TV Gold
37 Best NGO, INGO or Association on Women empowerment Dr Nishirani Lanka Jayasuriya – Dissanayake – Chairperson, Indira Cancer Trust Gold
38 Best CSR project on women empowerment by an organization Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC Gold
39 Best private Sector Organization for promoting women in workplace Standard Chartered Bank Gold
40 Inspirational Woman on Entrepreneurship Prof. H S Ramani P Arsecularatne – Director, Ramani Arsecularatne International Academy Gold
41 Inspirational woman of the year in Career Leadership Dr. Siddhika G Senaratne – Director General, Sri Lanka Standards Institution Gold
42 Upcoming Woman Entrepreneur M Lonali Rodrigo – Creative Director, House of Lonali Ltd Gold
43 Upcoming Woman Entrepreneur Dr. Thushari Koralage – Managing Director, Asian Grammar School & Giggles International Montessori Gold
44 Upcoming Woman Entrepreneur Thayanaa Santhuru – Director, The World Navigators (Pvt) Ltd Gold
45 Upcoming Woman Entrepreneur Delaxshana Manoharan – Director, Shades IT Solutions (Pvt) Ltd Gold
46 Upcoming Woman Entrepreneur W Nayomi W Handunnetti – Managing Director, Handun Villas and Restaurants Gold
47 Business Role model of the Year M Sita G Yahampath – Managing Director, Kandygs Handlooms (Exports) Ltd Gold
48 Honoring our Heroes – Special recognition & appreciate the COVID-19 P C Udugama Korala – Matron, IDH Hospital Special recognition Award
49 Honoring our Heroes – Special recognition & appreciate the COVID-19 M G Upul Rohana – President, Public Health Service Special recognition Award
50 Honoring our Heroes – Special recognition & appreciate the COVID-19 Lieutenant Colonel W M H S Weerasooriya Medical Officer Director General Army Health Service Special recognition Award
51 Honoring our Heroes – Special recognition & appreciate the COVID-19 Sub Inspector W K Thanuja Thilakaratne, Sri Lanka Police Special recognition Award
52 Honoring our Heroes – Special recognition & appreciate the COVID-19 Dodalgoda Shiyani – Social Worker, Dematagoda Special recognition Award
53 Immense contribution towards women empowerment Coca-Cola Sri Lanka (Pvt) Ltd Appreciation Award
54 Partnering WIM Top50 Awards for 8 years continuously Lanka IOC PLC Appreciation Award
55 WIM Member of the Year Dr Himalee De Silva Appreciation Award

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