Sampath Bank PLC hosted “Wonder Women Initiative, an open forum of discussion on the significance of celebrating women’s achievements and addressing leadership roles and prejudice that exists in today’s society for women leaders,
Pursuing the Objectives of the International Women’s Day 2022, with an aim to establish a society free of gender prejudice, the forum celebrated the accomplishments of women leaders in different industries, sharing their personal experiences on venturing success in their corporate journey.
Managing Director of Sampath Bank Mr. Nanda Fernando said: “This Women’s Day, Sampath Bank is embarking an initiative that focuses on women who exemplify balance and achievement in their dual role with family and corporate. “Wonder Woman Initiative”, the fireside discussion showcased highly influential female leaders and inspired the next generation of female leaders.
“Sampath Bank believes in inspiring the younger generation by exposing the success stories and the dual roles of the wonderful women leaders in the panel as they shared their careers thus far, as well as the necessity of celebrating women’s achievements while raising awareness on how to tackle in their day-to-day lives. Also, we believe this has to be a continuous effort of appreciating the women leaders’ dual role that is most often under-appreciated.”
Ms. Dara Wijayatilake – Former Deputy Chairperson – Sampath Bank PLC, Ms. Sandra De Zoysa – Group Chief Customer Officer – Dialog Axiata, Ms. Shehara De Silva – Managing Director – McLarens Group and Ms. Bhavna Dadlani Jayawardena – General Manager – Uber presented as the panelists. They shared how they are running corporations, industries, while they execute the daily tasks of their households.
Celebrating International Women’s Day, these outstanding women leaders of different caliber lead the conversation at the Wonder Women initiative forum which was moderated by Ashinshani Weerasinghe, a leadership coach, and freelance journalist.
Sampath Bank is a 100% local bank that has deeply rooted itself in the hearts of the people of Sri Lanka. Established in 1987, the bank has become a state-of-the-art financial institution that continues to be a market leader today thanks to its constant innovation and customer-focused approach to business. It has introduced many firsts to the Sri Lankan banking sector including the introduction of ATMs to Sri Lanka, extended banking hours, and slip-less banking to name a few. The Bank continues to steadily transform itself into a technology-driven financial services provider whilst keeping true to its traditions and values.