Women in Management (WIM) and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, the organisers of the sixth Professional and Career Women Awards 2016, have extended the last date to receive nominations for the awards.
This is being done to attract additional nominations, particularly from the regional districts of Sri Lanka. The launch events for the awards programme were held recently in the North and East to attract a larger and more inclusive pool of nominees that can represent Sri Lanka as a whole. Government Agents M.Y.S. Desapriya from Mannar and P.S.M. Charles from Batticaloa participated in these events. Interestingly, Charles is also a past Professional and Career Women Awards winner.
Following the nominations phase of this awards programme, the final award winners will be selected by a high-powered judging panel. This year, the panel comprises representatives from WIM and IFC along with former Exporters’ Association of Sri Lanka Chairman Dawn Austin and Managing Director Nidro Supply, Lanka Sathosa Chairman Rohantha Athukorala, FJ&G De Saram Partner Corporate and Commercial Law Ayumi Aluwihare Gunawardene, Singer Sri Lanka Director Sales Kumar Samarasinghe and Jetwing Travels Managing Director and 2015 award winner Shiromal Cooray.
The awards ceremony is planned for June 24, 2016. Nominations can be submitted online at www.womeninmanagementawards.org.