Women in Management Awards

Women in Management in partnership with the Sri Lankan Business Council UAE & Global Equality Standards organized the “Top50” Global Conference & Awards 2022 Dubai

Date: 18th June 2022
Venue: Le Meridian Main Ballroom Airport Road Dubai UAE

Guests of Honor


“Resillience & Reinvention”
(Event Colour Theme Black & Gold)


Sharon Mascarenhas

Panel of Judges



Award Winners

No Category Name Title
1 Business Role Model of the Year (Professional Category) – Argentina Silvana Mariel Muñoz, Founder/CEO – Family Business & NextGen Global Movement / Branding – Multicultural Family Biz & Family Office Coach/Mentor/Peers-Master Minds Teams Facilitator/International Multilingual Gold
2 Career Role Model of the year (Professional Category) – Canada Damindra Dias, Career Coach, Mentor – Progress Career Planning Institute, Ex-Managing Director of Kellogg India & Ex-Director of Finance Coco-Cola India Gold
3 Award for excellence in -Education (Career Category) – Dubai Dr. Mariam Shaikh, Founder/CEO – MS Education Consultants Gold
4 Trail Blazer (Professional Category) – Dubai  Lucy Chow, Senior Senator, representing UAE/Secretary General, Global Women Leaders Committee/ Investment Executive, WBAF Business Angel Investment Forum (I hold three positions with the WBAF) Gold
5 Outstanding NGO/NPO (Organizational Category) – Dubai Al Noor Rehabilitation & Welfare Association for People of Determination, Non-profit Organizations Gold
6 Outstanding Legal Professional of the year (Career Category) – Egypt Dr. Nermine Tahoun, Fonder /Managing Partner – Tahoun & Associates Gold
7 Outstanding Business Women Entrepreneur- Small (Business Category) – India Anita Ramachandran, Founder and President – Cerebrus Gold
8 Social Impact Award (Professional Category) -Malaysia Dr. Lalitha Kutti Krishnan Nair, Executive Director – Amogha Group of Companies Gold
9 Outstanding Women Entrepreneur of the year Medium (Business Category) – Maldives Juwairiyya Wajdy, Owner – Juway’s Cookery Gold
10 Sports woman of the Year (Career Category) – Maldives Aishath Nazima, President / Academy Director – Fiontti Sports Club Gold
11 Legal (Career Category) – Maldives Mariyam Shunana, Managing Partner & President – Shunana and Co.LLP & Public Interest Law Centre  Gold
12 Women in Politics (Professional Category) – Maldives Zifleena Hassan, State Minister for Gender Family and Social Services & President of GDh. Thinadhoo Southern constituency – Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) Ministry Of Gender, Family and Social Services Gold
13 Outstanding achievement in Healthcare (Career Category) Nigeria Dr.Maymunah Yusuf Kadiri, MD/CEO – Pnnacle Medical Services Gold
14 Social Change Make of the Year (Professional Category) – South Africa Barbara Nussbaum, Founder and Owner – Finding Us in Music TM Gold
15 Leadership Excellence in Human Capital Development (Professional Category) – Spain Dr. Honoris Causa Prof. Maria Amparo Diaz Llairo, Advisory Board Member/CEO – Global Human Capital Group (GHCG), International HR Consulting Gold
16 Business Leadership Excellence in Supply Chain & Logistics (Business Category) – Sri Lanka Tania Polonnowita Wettimuny, Entrepreneur & Group Managing Director – IAS Holdings (Pvt) Limited Gold
17 Service Excellence in the Telco sector (Career Category) – Sri Lanka Sandra De Zoysa, Group Chief Customer Officer – Dialog Axiata PLC Director – Dialog Business Services Chairperson / Founder Member – Sri Lanka Association of Software Service Companies, Founder Member/Board Member Operations Director – Women’s Chamber for Digital Sri Lanka Founder Member Past Vice President Sri Lanka Institute of Service Management Visiting Lecturer University of Colombo School of Computing Keynote Speaker Moderator and Conference Chair Winner National and International Awards Gold
18 Outstanding Entrepreneur of the year (Small) (Career Category) – Sri Lanka Diluni Jayasekera, Managing Director Business Intelligence – Brand Centrical (Pvt) Ltd Gold
19 Service Excellence in the Finance Sector (Professional Category) – Sri Lanka Melanie Janine Kanaka, Global Deputy President – The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Gold
20 Inspirational Entrepreneur of the Year (Business Category) – Sri Lanka Sandra Wanduragala, founder/Chairman – Selyn Exporters (Pvt) Ltd and Selyn Handicrafts (Pvt) Ltd Gold
21 Outstanding NGO/NPO (Organizational Category) – Sri Lanka SOS Children’s Villages Gold
22 Award for excellence in Medical Research (Career Category) – Sri Lanka/USA Gayani Tillekeratne, Assistant Professor – Department of Medicine, Duke Global Health Institute, North Carolina, USA Gold
23 Career Role Model of the Year (Professional Category) – UAE Marlene Murphy, Founder & CEO – The Artepreneurs President Philippines Partnership Circle Award-winning Social Leader & Entrepreneur Philanthropist | Banking & Finance Professional PMP Practitioner Gold
24 Banking & Finance profession of the year (Professional Category) – USA/Sri Lanka Samantha de Silva, Senior Technical Specialist – World Bank, Washington DC Gold
25 Career Role Model of the Year (Professional Category) – Zimbabwe Rudo Mabel Chitiga, Permanent Secretary – Ministry of Women’s Affairs Community Small and Medium Enterprises Development Gold
26 Leadership in Hospitality Award (Business Category) – Sri Lanka Shiromal Cooray, Chairman / Managing Director – Jetwing Travels (Pvt) Ltd Gold
27 Women Entrepreneur of the Year – India Archana Bhatnagar, Managing Director – Haylide Chemicals (Pvt) Ltd Gold
28 Leadership Excellence Award – UAE Aarefa Al Falahi, Member Board Of Directors – Emirates Sport Club, Member Board Of Directors RAK Chamber, Insurance Assistant Vice President · First Gulf Bank Gold
29 Leadership Excellence in Innovation – UAE Sukaina Parpia, Founder – Lenjy Group and SPAR UAE Gold
30 Strategic Leadership Award – UAE Latifa AlShehhi, Head Data Management – Road and Transport Authority Gold
31 Male Champion of the year- Nigeria H.E Dr. O. Favour Ayodele – Chairman at African Intellectual Resource Organization, Life Coach, Education, Business & Management Consultant, Certified Counselor, Philanthropist, Humanitarian, and International Keynote Speaker, experience in Administration, Business/Corporate Management; a dynamic multinational award winning leadership expert who has been in the business of capacity building for two decades. political-economic integration, gender-based violence, racialism, governance, Democracy, climate change, youth and women in leadership, food security, children education, social-cultural and gender parity, environment and mind rehabilitation. Nigeria Presidential Candidate 2023 Gold
32 Male Champion of the year – UAE H.E Dr Tomasz Zaleski, Chairman of the Royal Office, influential leader in the Arab states with parliament membership and adoration from the people. His involvement in charity and volunteer work depicts his commitment and authenticity. Gold
33 Best Organization Culture Award – UAE Royal office of HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Faisal Al Qassimi Gold
34 Inspirational Women of the year – Sri Lanka Dawn Austin, MD/CEO – Nidro Supply (Pvt) Ltd  Gold
35 Youth Leader of the year – UAE/India Saima Khan, Humanitarian Ambassador – Penny Appeal  Gold
36 Women in Entrepreneurship Heath Sector – Sri Lanka Deshamanya Indrani Fernando, MD – New Philip Hospital (Pvt) Ltd  Gold
37 Art & Aesthetic Sri Lanka/UAE Yoishitha Ahamed, Artist silk painting teacher, a children’s book illustrator, an installation artist and is currently an art curator based in VES Sharjah, installation – 99 lanterns with the names of Allah painted on silk, showcased at SIKKA Art Fair and Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival  Gold
38 Women in Media – UAE Nilofer Baig, Chief Editor – Godubai.com  Gold
39 Male Champion of the year – India M Mahadevan, Management guru, M. Mahadevan took his theories to the market and turned into a visionary Restaurateur  Gold
40 Women Empowerment Award – India Kanta Singh, Deputy County Representative – UN Women India Office Gold
41 Upcoming Women Entrepreneur – Dubai/Sri Lanka kiru kishokumar, Founder Chief Wellness Officer – Reboot Health Gold
42 Women Development – Nepal Pramila Acharya Rijal, founder President South Asian Women Development Forum, (SAWDF) with a SAARC recognized body status. Gold
43 Women in Logistics – Turkey Esra Kivrak, Vice Chair WILAT/Senior Consultant IFC/CEO PL Food Executive responsibilities at Garanti BBVA, Alternative Bank/Turkey and Commercial Bank of Qatar. Gold
44 Women in Politics – Kosovo Dr. Edita Tahiri, Leader of the independence of Kosovo. Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo. Chief Peace Negotiator. Gold
45 Women in Politics – India Hon. Kanimozhi Karunanidhi, Tuticorin Constituency, She is a Tamil poet, journalist and politician. She has worked as a Sub-Editor for The Hindu. She was also a Features Editor for a Singapore based Tamil newspaper called Tamil Murasu. She has been a Rajya Sabha member from 2007 to 2019, for two terms. At present she is an MP representing Tuticorin Constituency. She is also the Secretary of the DMK Party’s Women’s wing. During her stint in the Rajya Sabha, she has given voice to the poor daughter of the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M. Karunanidhi Gold
46 Women in Politics – Sri Lanka Hon. (Dr) (Mrs).Sudarshini Fernandopulle, Consultant Medical Doctor. She served the Ministry of Health in Sri Lanka for 24 yrs, specialist in public Health. Elected to the 7th Parliament in 2010 State Minister of Prison Reforms and Prisoners Rehabilitation and thereafter appointed as the State Minister of Primary Health care, Epidemics and Covid Disease Control. She is also the Chairperson of Women Caucus in Parliament. Gold
47 Women in Diplomacy – Maldives Dr. Mariyam Shakeela, Honorary Consul for Belgium in Maldives, shareholder of SIMDI Group of companies and its Chief Executive Officer, She wrote a book of poetry called Hope Beyond Shadows of Pain Former Minister of Environment and Energy, Minister for Health and Family Gold
48 Corporate Leadership Award – Sri Lanka Kasturi Chellaraja Wilson, Executive Director Group CEO Hemas Holdings PLC, first female Group CEO of a public quoted conglomerate in Sri Lanka. Gold
49 Women Empowerment – UAE/Uganda Shamira Mitha, Founder and Managing Director, VERVE Marketing & Communications Founder Soul Africa, Journalist, PR & Marketing in the hospitality, tourism and luxury industry Gold
50 Male Champion in Politics – Sri Lanka Hon. Eran Wickramaratne MP, Former State Minister Of Finance, Former CEO/Director National Development Bank & Vice President Citibank, Founding Chairman, Information and Communication Technology Agency Sri Lanka (ICTA)” Gold
51 Business Woman Award – Nigeria/UK Ngozi Oyewole, MD/CEO of Noxie Limited , Chairperson of the Board Strategic Women and Youth Institute, Vice Chairperson Commonwealth Business Women Network (CBWN) NiGERIA Gold
52 Educator Award – UAE/Norway Janecke Aarnaes, Director of Universal American School in Dubai, futurist and serves as a member of the Dubai Future Council on Education Gold
53 Business Woman Award – India/UAE Aparna Bajpai, Founder & CEO BeingShe, Most Influential Entrepreneur2021 (First India),Brand Ambassador Mrs. India Globe UAE Gold
54 Global Sri Lankan of the year -Sri Lanka /UAE Suren Swaminathan, Immediate past Chairman Sri Lanka Business council Dubai, veteran Insurance professional, A Life and qualifying Member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), founder Thambapanni Restaurant chain UAE Gold

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