Women in Management Awards

WIM New Generation Awards 2022

Panel of Judges - 2022

Prof. (Dr). Ravi Dissanayake – Chair of the Panel of Judges

Head, Department of Marketing Management, Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies (FCMS), University of Kelaniya

Rashitha Delapola

Director Technical & Vocational Service National Youth Service Council

Zahara Anzary

Country Manager, CIMA

Dr. Nirmal De Silva

Strategy Consultant, Entrepreneur, Youth Empowerment Advocate & Associate Professor in Business Management

Sandra De Soysa

Chairperson SLASSCOM

Dr. Thilina Wanigasekera

Director/ Organization Development - Ministry of Health

Lihini Fernando

Co-Founder/ Partner Velox Legal, Attorney at Law, Council Member - Moratuwa Municipal Council

Awards Chair

Dr. Thushari Koralage is an educationaist, author and a lyricist. She is the pioneer of Giggles International Montessori and Asian Grammar School in Colombo and Matara. WIM EXCO Member

Awards Deputy Chair

Fazeela Dharmaratne From 17 years in the Corporate sector to Entrepreneurship Managing Director CeeBees Preschool & Childcare Centre (WIM Member)

Awards Categories

1. Education Best School Prefect of the year

  • Best School Male Prefect
  • Best School Female Prefect
  • Happy Student of the year
  • Young Educator of the year

2. Responsible Undergraduate of the year (Public and Non State Universities)

Project carried out by an Undergraduate group or society in their own universities, related to an awareness, change, empowerment and assistance to help their own university or students. The nomination form should be certified by the Head of Faculty.

3. Sports

  • Young Sportsman of the year
  • Young Sportswoman of the year
  • Best School sport team

4. Media New generation Awards recognizes the contribution of your media practitioners to the “engendering of a positive youth culture”.

  • Blogger of the year
  • Positive Social Media Influencer of the year
  • TV/Radio/Youtube Presenter of the Year

5. Agriculture Awards

  • “Young Farmer of the Year Award”
  • “Young Agro-processor”
  • Youth Home Gardner

6. Arts, Music, Dancing & Theater One Award

  • Male
  • Female

7. Travel & Tourism Award

  • Best Youth Travel Blogger
  • Best Youth Restaurant waiter
  • Best youth Hospitality Customer care
  • Best youth tour operator
  • Best youth housekeeper
  • Best youth tourism promoter
  • Best Youth Chef

8. Entrepreneurship (He or she should have a registered business in operation not less than 12 months)

  • Manufacturing
  • Online Retailer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Technopreneur (ideas and developments that will drive the economy through innovation, technology and creativity)
  • Event Planner
  • Young Beautician

9. Humanitarian Award

This Award recognizes the youth who have put forth efforts to make their community a better place or are active in local or state government.

  • Individual
  • Youth Group

10. Young Professional

This award is conferred upon a young professional, who through excellent professional practice, upholds the standards of his or her profession. Nominations are invited from the business sectors, all professional organizations and associations.

  • Youth Legal Officer of the year
  • Youth Medical practitioner of the year
  • Youth Engineer of the year
  • Artificial Engineering

11. Young Corporate Leader. This award recognizes the contribution of the business community.

  • “Young corporate career woman”
  • “Young Corporate Career Man”
  • Young Diversity Champion
  • Youth Supply Chain career lead
  • Youth IT Lead/Developer/Project Management

12. Young Pioneer Award

This Award goes to a young person/group who is breaking new grounds in areas such as:

  • Film
  • Information technology
  • Manufacturing; etc.

13. Best Startup of the year

Outstanding startups that are building innovative products, solutions or scalable enterprises with high potential to generate employment, create wealth and above all to demonstrate measurable social impact.

14. Young Activist

This is awarded to a young person who has mobilized community support and action around certain issue they felt strongly about.

15. Youth Inspirator Award

An extraordinary youth who leads by example, lives on purpose and inspires others to be more and do more. Youth who is a modern-day hero, game-changer, mover, shaker and role model who leads by example.

16. Young fitness and wellbeing Champion

17. Young Environmentalist

18. Youth Focus Corporate Award

This is an organization Award which is given to organizations who believes in youth employment, conduct career development and open opportunities for youth to be employed.

19. SDG Action Award

Individuals or youth groups who initiated projects towards making awareness and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Nominee can pick a one goal. 17 Sustainable Development Goals

  1. No Poverty
  2. Zero Hunger
  3. Good Health and Well-being
  4. Quality Education
  5. Gender Equality
  6. Clean Water Sanitation
  7. Affordable & Clean Energy
  8. Decent work & Economic Growth
  9. Industry Innovation & Infrastructure
  10. Reduced Inequalities
  11. Sustainable cities & communities
  12. Responsible consumption & production
  13. Climate action
  14. Life below Water
  15. Life on land
  16. Peace, Justice & strong Institutions
  17. Partnership for the goals.)

20. Young Emerging Politician

21. Judges Award

This can only be awarded by Judges

Award Objective

The Next Generational Awards aim to shine a spotlight on the next generation of ground-breaking young leadership and focus more on new career and entrepreneurships.

Age Group

Age between 15 to 30 years

Award Night's Agenda

Award Night's Agenda

Important Notes