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Promoting female leadership in social entrepreneurship and impact investing

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  • Emerging Women’s Summit (EWS) 2019

Lanka Impact Investing Network (LIIN) announced the Emerging Women’s Summit (EWS), the first-ever regional event in the northern part of Sri Lanka that promotes female leadership in social entrepreneurship and impact investing, on 29 September from 3 p.m. onwards at Jaffna Library Auditorium. 

EWS focuses on women’s indispensable role in accelerating Sri Lanka’s economic growth, advancing women’s visibility in social enterprise leadership, sharing of inspirational stories by successful women entrepreneurs from the north and discussion on the creation of female network of impact investors, mentors and social entrepreneurs. 

This summit benefits women social entrepreneurs in various ways such as improving access to finance through impact investment for business start-ups and incubation, expanding business networking and marketing, joining Women Mentorship Circle (WMC) for coaching and mentoring support.

At this summit, LIIN is playing a crucial role in facilitating a dialogue on various issues and obstacles particularly affecting women leadership in social enterprise development through panel discussions and networking sessions with leading business women and men from north who inspire and promote women leadership, and ready to support as mentors and impact investors.

The panel consists of leading business women from north who will share their stories of success, various issues and bottlenecks they faced as a woman entrepreneurs in the Northern context and how they transform those challenges into successes. 

Followed by the panel of discussion, opportunities will be given to others attending this summit to ask questions from panellists. Subsequently, the networking at marketplace will provide openings to meet other women entrepreneurs and impact investors.  

The key panellists are eZbooking and Chamber of Commerce Jaffna Women Wing CEO J. Jaruza; SHADES IT Solutions Vavuniya CEO M. Dilaxshana, NORO Solutions Founder S. Mathangie, Sinbon Bakers and Whitestone Hotel MD P. Kalpana and SMILEZone Manager S. Sharuka. The panel is moderated by Innovay and happymarket.lk CEO R.B. Prashanthan.

The key partners of EWS North 2019 are WUSC Uniterra Program, UNDP Sri Lanka, Lanka Social Ventures (LSV), Social Enterprise Lanka, Happymarket.lk. SMILEZones and DailyFT. 

For more information contact 077 078 1938, ews@liin.lk and follow @ews_SL.

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