Allianz Lanka Women in Leadership, Employee Resource Group committee with Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd CEO Gany Subramaniam, Allianz Life Insurance Lanka Ltd CEO Jayalal Hewawasam, Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd and Allianz Life Insurance Lanka Ltd Director and WIL ERG Local Patron Shiromal Cooray and Women in Management Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Canada Founder/Chairperson Dr. Sulochana Segera
As part of its global initiative to advocate for greater diversity and inclusion, Allianz Lanka, one of Sri Lanka’s leading insurance companies, recently launched the Allianz Lanka Women in Leadership, Employee Resource Group (WIL ERG).
The launch took place at Hilton Colombo Residences, with the participation of Regional Chief Executive Officer Life and Health for Asia Pacific and WIL ERG Regional Patron Anusha Thavarajah, Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd and Allianz Life Insurance Lanka Ltd Director and WIL ERG Local Patron Shiromal Cooray, Women in Management Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Canada Founder/Chairperson Dr. Sulochana Segera, Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd CEO Gany Subramaniam and Allianz Life Insurance Lanka Ltd CEO Jayalal Hewawasam.
Members of the management team and representatives from each department and branch were also present at the occasion.
The WIL ERG seeks to provide consistent support toward the careers, professional and personal development of all female employees of Allianz Lanka. This will be given by way of empowerment, learning, education and training.
In addition, this initiative will include monthly catch ups, company-wide education events offering professional development and smaller-format collaboration opportunities, which will connect and offer leadership development opportunities. Reflecting its objective of creating an environment where people with diverse backgrounds can bring their whole self to work, the ERG committee consists of representatives from each department.
Speaking at the launch event, Subramaniam said, “WIL ERG is a global initiative and we are pleased to launch this in Sri Lanka, as we believe the best investment that can be made is in our own people. As a company that continuously seeks to support the community, in addition to the personal development work that will be carried out, the ERG will extend its support to selected CSR projects throughout the year. We are confident that this initiative will truly empower and further develop the women in leadership within Allianz while also positively impacting the community around us.”
The WIL ERG is a further extension of Allianz International’s goal to strengthen its commitment to diversity and inclusivity as part of the ‘One Allianz Culture’ transformational journey. The company aims to foster an inclusive community, where each employee is encouraged to succeed regardless of their gender or age.