Women in Management Awards

WIM Top50 Professional Career Women Awards 2021

About the Top50 Professional & Career Women Awards

The ‘Top50’ Professional and Career Women Awards is WIM’s foremost annual event that recognizes and celebrates individual and corporate achievements of trailblazing women leaders in Sri Lanka. 2021 celebrates the 11th year of the awards since inception.

Nomination Requirements

Anyone may submit a nomination for the Top50 Awards with the candidate’s permission. Nominations must clearly document why the candidate should be considered, above all others, for this distinguished award. All nominations must contain sufficient information highlighting the individual and corporate achievements of individuals. Each nomination submitted must adhere to the following outline and page counts.


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Award Categories

Career Award Categories

Holding a job title, description or leadership position in any business sector – may it be private, government or non-government – are encouraged to apply for the categories above:

  1. Human Resources (includes HR, HRD & IR)
  2. Banking Industry ( Banking Professionals)
  3. Finance Services (Finance Professionals, Auditors, Insurance services Stockbrokers & Leasing)
  4. Marketing & Marketing Communications  (Sales, Brands, Customer Care & Public Relations)
  5. Legal
  6. State & Government Sector
  7. Corporate Communication
  8. Media Electronic, Print & Digital
  9. Supply Chain & Logistics
  10. Hospitality Industry (Careers in Tourism, Food & Beverage, Travel, Transport, Meetings and Events)
  11. Entertainments & Attractions
  12. Arts & Entertainment Industry
  13. Defense Force & Civil Security
  14. Sports
  15. Career Achievements (Engineers, Architects etc.)
  16. Educator (Educational Institutes, Schools, Universities etc.)
  17. Science, Technology & Research
  18. Health & Medical Sector
Professional Award Categories

Corporates can nominate their Top women leadership (Chairperson, Managing Director, Chief Executive officer, or Board Director) to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th categories.

5th Category is for Male Leadership who supports Change and Diversity.

7th Category is for Sri Lankan origin women leaders who are holding citizenships in other countries.

  1. Corporate Leader of the Year
  2. Woman Board Director of the Year
  3. Career Role Model of the Year
  4. Business Role Model of the Year
  5. Male Champion of Change
  6. Social Change Maker of the Year
  7. Inspirational woman of the year
  8. International woman Leader of the Year
  9. Inspirational Woman of the Year
  10. Trail Blazer
Business Award Categories

For the entrepreneur category, you will need to be operating your business for at least 12 months as of close of entries.

  1. Large Category – Number of Employees should be more than 200
  2. Medium Category – Number of Employees should be 75 – 150
  3. Small Category – Number of Employees should be 15 – 75
  4. Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur (Large)
  5. Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur (Medium)
  6. Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur (Small)
  7. Upcoming Woman Entrepreneur (5 Awards) North, East, South, Western, Central
Organizational Award Categories

Select the category you wish to nominate your company and then fill the required information as per the category.

Each category requires separate information.

  1. Positive Media Campaign on the empowerment of Women
  2. Best ESG Project on Women’s empowerment by an organization.
  3. Best NGO/INGO or Association fostering Women’s Empowerment
  4. Best Organizational Culture Award (Gender Equal, Inclusive and Respectful Workplace)
  5. Organizational Resilience Award

Special Category

1. Judges Awards
Only Judges can nominate

Panel of Judges

Nadija Tambiah

Nadija Tambiah

Head of Legal
Secretarial and CSR
John Keells Holdings Plc
Chair of Judging Panel 2021

H E Amanda Jewell

H. E. Amanda Jewell

Deputy High Commissioner
of Australia to Sri Lanka

Sarah Twigg

Sarah Twigg

Program Manager
Women in Work
International Finance Corporation

Jayanthi Dharmasena

Jayanthi Dharmasena

Managing Director
Hayleys Agriculture Holdings Ltd

Dr. Rohantha Athukorala

Sri Lanka, Maldives & Pakistan

Nisthar Cassim

Chief Editor
Daily FT

Sandra De Zoysa

Sandra De Zoysa

Group Chief Customer Officer
Dialog Axiata PLC
Chairperson at SLASSCOM

Dr. Kishu Gomes

Dr. Kishu Gomes

Group CEO
Dreamron Group of Companies

Sandya Salgado

Sandya Salgado

Strategic Marketing Communications Professional

Santosh Menon

Santosh Menon