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Leading Through Crisis - 2020

Women Top50 3rd Annual Conference – Leading Through Crisis


Leaders today more than ever before are faced with the challenge on how best to lead teams and their organizations during the times of Covid19 pandemic. In rapidly changing environment, traditional leadership styles, behaviors may be obsolete to meet current challenges, more so where technology is taking over and the flow of information is fluid and accessible. The objective of this conference is to focus on positives, address Covid 19 pandemic challenges, share inspirational stories and provide innovative leadership techniques useful to navigate future leadership and careers.
25th November 20203.30 pm to 4.30 pmLaunching the
Virtual Top50 Conference
Dr. Sulochana
Segera, Shanika Ranaweera, Sarah Twigg
unregistered all – Public media
This session is to explain the objectives of the conference and the benefits for the participants. i.e. why its important to participate.
1st December 20203.00 pm to 3.30 pmThe Paradox of
Leadership after Covid 19
Ms. Kasturi
Wilson, Group CEO, Hemas Holdings
Q & A moderated by Lihini Weerasinghe
RegisteredIn this session speaker will share how the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic require strong leadership skills and how to influence others through character and competence
 4.00 pm to 4.45 pmLessons from the
lockdown: Navigating leadership techniques during Covid19
Summaiya Macan MarKar

1. Amena Arif
2. Shehara Jayawardena
3. Yasas Hewage
4. Sharmila Ragunathan
5. Dr. Nehi Singha
RegisteredThis session will focus on How leadership should practice crisis management and sharing
practical side of crisis management.
3rd December3.00 pm  to 4.00 pmPrivate Sector
Response to COVID – 19
Sarah Twigg, Program Manager, Women in Work and Lopa Rahman, Corporate Governance Officer, IFC Q&ARegisteredTip sheet for company leadership in crisis response which will be circulate to registered participants and also sharing the findings of SHEWorks.
 4.00 pm  to 5.00 pmPrivate Sector
Response to COVID-19: Occupational Health and Safety Issues
Moderated by Lopa Rahman
1. Santha Pallivaguru
2. Chianthi Cooray
3. Ajit Weerasinghe
4. Hielko Bram Woltier
RegisteredSharing guidance on preventing
and managing health risks at the work place
4th December3.00 pm. to 3.45 pmGender Diversity
at the Board: what skills, knowledge and techniques do women bring to
the board
Moderator- Ranjan De Silva
1. Aroshi Nanyakkara
2. Aruni Rajakaria
3. Minnete Perera
4. Lopa Rahaman
RegisteredDuring this
session speakers will share the importance of Gender Diversity in Board rooms to deliver results and make sustainable profits.
 4.15 pm  to 5.00 pmWork from Home
during COVID-19
Dr. SulochanaSegera

1. Suzan Wooster Prematilaka
2. RoshanieJayasundera
3. Suresh Shaa
4. Portia Jayamaha
RegisteredThe discussion will focus on how
to cope with work from home concept during the pandemic and the communication and balancing your employer, employees and family beyond
5th December10.00 am  to 10.45 amDevelopment
Partners response
and priorities for the future for Sri Lanka
WIM IFC and DFATRegistered unregistered all –
Public media
Explain how the development
partners has responded so far to the Covid-19 and their future plans
for the country
 11.00 am  to
11.15 am
Summarizing the
Conference &
announcing the Winners of the Quiz
Shanika and SummaiyaPublic Media 
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